Boots are a cold-weather footwear essential. However, it can be difficult to find a silhouette that is suitable for both work and nighttime events. Fortunately, the platform boot is a stylish choice that seamlessly transitions from day to night. The front detailing provides an edgy, more casual look that allows you to adjust it to fit your unique foot width. A block-heel option is cute yet comfortable enough for a night out, while the platform offers more stability for walking. And if the style also feature lug soles, you’ll get solid traction on slippery surfaces. These boots pair well with a variety of outfit options from dresses and skirts to jeans and tailored pants. Ahead, discover some of the best platform boots you can buy.
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1. Timberland Camdale Boot
These boots feature a suede upper with textured rubber soles and a padded collar around the shoe for a boost of plushness.
Pros: They also have a three-inch block heel and Ortholite insoles to keep your foot comfortable all day long.
Cons: The boots tend to run on the narrow side, so size up if you’re between sizes or have wider feet.
2. Dr. Martens Kendra Boot
This soft leather lace-up style features air-cushioned insoles and slip-resistant rubber-tread lug soles. The shoes also feature a 4-inch heel along with a 1-inch platform, contrast stitching and the brand’s signature heel loop for a classically cool look.
Pros: These shoes are made to be durable through the cold, rain and mud. Thanks to their versatility and timeless design, these boots are made to last for years to come.
Cons: They’re not available in half sizes, so make sure to order on the larger side if your feet are between sizes.
3. Jeffrey Campbell Legion Booties
The boots have a patent leather upper, a lug sole and a stacked block heel. The heel measure 4.25 inches with a .75-inch platform, and the shoes come with pairs of both black and white laces.
Pros: The gripped soles are designed to prevent slippage.
Cons: The heels are on the higher side, so make sure to break them in before walking long distances in the boots.
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