For any guy who wants to add extra height to his look, and isn’t shy about showing it, platform sneakers are a great option. And unlike heeled styles for men, they’ll give you extra inches without sacrificing comfort thanks to their level base. From slip-on to lace-up variations, this sneaker style works well to upgrade your jeans and T-shirt uniform or provide an effortlessly cool edge to a clean-cut trouser ensemble. Read on to see some of our favorite platform sneakers on the market right now.
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1. Ecco Slip-On Leather Sneaker
These slip-on leather sneakers offer a luxe look that can easily be dressed up or down.
Pros: A pull-tab at the back allows for easier on and off.
Cons: They tend to run on the larger side.
2. Vans Low-Top Platform Sneaker
These classic sneakers are crafted from canvas and suede with contrast stitching and padded collars.
Pros: They feature a 4-inch platform, low-top silhouette, and lace-up design with a canvas insole and shock-absorbing rubber sole.
Cons: The size range is not optimal for those with larger feet.
3. Puma x Fenty By Rihanna Creeper Sneakers
These sneakers feature a suede outer construction with a rubber sole and a 1.5-inch platform.
Pros: They have lace-up design along the front and are available in two neutral colors.
Cons: These sneakers aren’t available in half sizes.