Top 5 of the week: platform sneakers

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I’ve got these cute Adidas numbers in my shopping cart even as I type: they’re nicely old-school, and the platform is generous.

These Seavees sneakers are very 1978 Summer Camp Counselor in the best possible way.

These also come in black, but I dig this pale pink.

These Vans Old Skools come in a few good colors and are hugely tempting. I also like the high top version of these, as well as their classic checkerboard pattern.

And finally, it doesn’t get a lot more timeless than a pair of Chuck Taylors.

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    Meg
    17 Aug 2022
    11:16pm

    Former 1978 Suburban NY Day-camp counselor here. We wore Pro-Keds
    https://www.keds.com/en/unisex-royal-plus-suede/27644U.html?dwvar_27644U_color=PH56803#cgid=pro-keds&start=1
    Ah the memories!!!

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      Cool chilly p
      18 Aug 2022
      8:50pm

      I don’t wonna rub it in but being oldschool can still rock those black and white shell toe Adidas gotta keep it fresh ya know what I’m saying

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    Elisabeth
    17 Aug 2022
    10:56am

    Seriously love all of these! I’m a big sneaker person, and IMHO these are all classics. I wish I could wear a platform, they just elevate the look (see what I did there LOL), but I’m too klutzy. I am going to click through and geek out over some Air Force 1’s, tho…

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    Joannawnyc
    17 Aug 2022
    11:07am

    I love the Nikes! But, like Elisabeth, I’m scared of tripping on a platform sole.

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      Elisabeth
      17 Aug 2022
      11:34am

      Actually, I have a pair of Air Force 1’s and they’re not really a true platform, just a thicker sole. I can walk fine in them!

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      Marit McCabe
      17 Aug 2022
      1:01pm

      These are so cool. Anyone have history wearing these Nikes or adidas? I’ve got a high arch so converse, seavees and Superga don’t fit well

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        Elisabeth
        17 Aug 2022
        2:13pm

        My AF1’s have a little arch support and are pretty wide for Nikes, which I feel are usually a tad narrower. But the materials make a difference in fit: my mesh AF1’s are wider and stiffer than the leather ones.

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    cw
    17 Aug 2022
    11:09am

    I have a pair of Adidas platforms (white with silver stripes) that I have worn all summer and am addicted to having that little bit of extra height! Plus sneaks are comfortable and the price point is good and they are fashionable without being too pretentious. Love the black and white Adidas and love the Vans and love the Nikes. It’s a day of love, people.

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    Liz
    17 Aug 2022
    11:20am

    I love the look of Seavees so much, but be warned that they are very narrow shoes. I bought a couple different pairs and they were just too painful to wear.

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    Kate
    17 Aug 2022
    12:50pm

    I have those *exact* Adidas platforms and they are a favorite among my many platform sneaks (including Supergas, so cute but egads are they heavy, and AF1s)! The Adidas are very flattering, super comfy, and feel more stable than most—I’ve yet to twist an ankle. I’ve got my eye on those Vans next!

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      Marit McCabe
      17 Aug 2022
      1:02pm

      These are so cool. Anyone have history wearing these Nikes or adidas? I’ve got a high arch so converse, seavees and Superga don’t fit well

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    Laura
    17 Aug 2022
    3:42pm

    Love my Superga and Vince platforms so much. Just bought those Converse. They are so cute , but chewed up the back of my foot.

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      liz
      17 Aug 2022
      4:52pm

      I have a cute suede pair from Vince. They are fairly comfortable and very easy to walk in.

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    Gablesgirl
    18 Aug 2022
    7:46pm

    Anybody try the Tretorn platforms?

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