We promise that these comfortable sky-high platforms won’t break your ankle

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Whoever came up with the phrase “beauty is pain” clearly didn’t know how to shop online for comfortable platforms.

In 2023, there is zero reason why anyone has to choose between partaking in fashion trends or physical comfort, especially comfortable platforms. Trusting the process is the key to shopping for comfortable platforms (and all super high heels). Do this, and you can wear anything from bedazzled party platforms to sundress-worthy cork sandals while cleaning the neglected tops of your kitchen cabinets.

First, ensure that the platform is thick enough that you don’t feel the ground when walking. This minimizes any potential pain on the balls of your feet. Second, check out platforms with thick block heels for stability and avoid skinny stilettos. Finally, you’re going to want something with an ankle strap. Support and stability are the goals here, which means keeping those ankles wrapped tight.

Ready to begin your high heels shopping adventure? We rounded up the best comfortable platforms worth buying — see them below!

Best Comfortable Platforms

1. Chinese Laundry Theresa Platform Sandal, $79.95

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A pair of black velvet pumps is a must for any closet.

2. Sam Edelman Kori Platform Sandal, $160

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These Sam Edelman heeled sandals are begging for summer weather.

3. Loeffler Randall Selina Fuchsia Closed-Toe Platform, $450

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Thanks to the ankle strap and closed toe, your foot will be nice and secure in these hot pink platforms.

4. Steve Madden Lessa Platform Ankle Strap Sandal, $65.99 – $109.95 (Orig. $109.95)

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There’s a reason you’ve seen the Steve Madden Lessa heels at every event since the dawn of time. It’s because they’re more comfortable than a cloud — and they come in so many colors.

5. Hill House Home The Party Platform, $375

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One In The Know editor swears by these super high platforms. In fact, they even wore them with a fractured ankle with zero pain. (Don’t try it at home, kids.)

6. Free People Lisbon Platform Sandal, $59.97 (Orig. $148)

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For a more casual platform look, try this cork pair from Free People. They’d look so good with a pair of light-wash flare jeans.

7. Kurt Geiger London Pierra Platform Sandal, $175

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Bright, bold colors are in, and what’s more bold than shiny rainbow platform sandals?

8. Steve Madden Twice Mary Jane Platform Pump, $43.98 – $76.97 (Orig. $109.95)

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Give the Mary Janes from your youth an edgy update with these patent leather platform pumps from Steve Madden.

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