Unlike many heel styles, platform sneakers are a comfortable way to add height to your frame when putting together an outfit. FN selected a few of our favorite slip-on platforms to shop now. From beloved brands like Converse, Steve Madden and more, these shoes come equipped with 1-inch and taller platforms to boost your look. Wear them with leather leggings, an oversize sweater and a beanie for a cold weather ensemble or match them to jean shorts and a graphic tee for a laidback look that can take you from dinner to an outdoor concert or any late-night event.
For more than 75 years, Footwear News has been the shoe authority. Our coverage spans top industry news, retail trends, head-to-toe fashion, athletic and outdoor analysis and more. Footwear News’ global network of editors has carefully curated all product selections featured using our expansive brand knowledge and thorough research to find quality, long-lasting items. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.
1. Converse All Star Lift Sneakers
Converse makes these sneakers with canvas uppers and a double-stacked 1.5-inch platform sole.
Pros: These sneakers combine the classic Converse elements with a laceless, platform silhouette for an easy-to-slip-on style and added height.
Cons: These run big.
2. Steve Madden Brad Sneakers
Steve Madden’s sneakers feature a black faux suede upper with stretchy details for comfort.
Pros: These slip-on sneakers have an elastic strap across the instep of the shoe for a fit that conforms to your size and moves with you as you walk.
Cons: The elastic strap may fit tighter on certain feet.
3. Kenneth Cole Joanie Platform Sneaker
Kenneth Cole’s sneakers have a faux leather upper and a 1.5-inch platform.
Pros: This classic slip-on style sneaker comes in a variety of metallic and patterned uppers for a unique look that will spice up any look. This pair is also equipped with the brand’s Techni-Cole 37.5 technology that’s made to wick away sweat while still keeping feet warm.
Cons: These sneakers may be stiff upon first wear.