This New Shoe Trend Is Like A Ridiculously Flattering Sneaker

Flatforms are the mule of the moment.

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What do you get when you cross a platform heel with a sneaker? A seriously flattering but comfy shoe, otherwise known as a flatform.

You may have seen them walking around lately—it’s the mule of the moment. But it doesn’t take a genius to know why. They have all the best bits of our favourite shoes: elevation to elongate the legs, closed toes to keep us warm and the casual attitude of fresh kicks.

We’ve perused the e-shelves to so you didn’t have to. Here are some noteworthy players.

1Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star

Could the All-Star Chuck Taylor get any better? We didn’t think so, until we saw this. It’s the cult classic we all love but with a modern (well, vintage really) twist. With the black stripe to break up the rubber, the heel is subtle but it makes all the difference. So far, they’re available in black and white but who knows what’s to come. …One more pair couldn’t hurt, right?

Shop → Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star.

2Opening Ceremony

Just when we thought a hybrid was enough, Opening Ceremony threw in a slip-on for that extra ease.

Shop → Opening Ceremony Cici Open-Back Slip-On.


For the tennis shoe, we can’t go past Superga. Available in a range of colours, we love the navy and of course, classic white.

Shop → Superga Platforms.

4Free People

The platform may be subtle but the print is not. It’s fun, quirky and adds character. Made from velvet with a touch of glitter, you’ll never get over these. Choose between black and silver or pink and gold, or let your spirit animal choose you.

Shop → Free People Spirit Animals.

5Wild Diva

Can’t quite afford Steve McMadden? Don’t stress, you can still be on trend. These pair from Wild Diva won’t make a dent in your wallet.

Shop → Wild Diva Sneakers.