Take your new season shoes up a level with the style of the season: platform boots. Hot on the (literal) heels of platform heels for summer – those seriously statement Versace dupes you’ve been seeing everywhere – boot styles for autumn have also been revamped, from knee high boots to classic ankle boots with platform heels.
They’re an Instagram-favourite, and the daring statement style has been used to elevate simple looks. Elsewhere, platforms have stomped their way across catwalks, red carpets and music stages. But for autumn, platform boots have hit the mainstream.
I noticed it first on that girls trip to Paris, where some classic French brands (I’ve mentioned them below for styles you won’t see everyone wearing) had some seriously stylish platform boots with a retro 70s feel on display. They felt bold, but also wearable for every day.
I’ve been spotting them ever since, from investment brands all the way down to the high street. They’re proving so popular, Pull & Bear now have a section dedicated to platforms, as do Bershka.
What makes them so great, I hear you ask? You get extra height for no extra pain for one, as you’ve got a thick cushioned sole underneath your foot which minimises the actual heel height. So they’re flattering and comfy, making them a great option for dressing up by day and bringing together a statement outfit by night. Yes, that’s your day to night footwear struggle sorted for winter.
Here are the best platform boots to shop now:
These patent boots come in four different colours – black, green, red and ecru – and have a technical AIRFIT® insole which will give you extra cushioning and help your feet breathe.
Perfectly punchy, these boots have got the platform for your new season update fix, but are also classic enough that they’ll work for seasons ahead too.
I love the contrast of the black patent leather with the wooden heels, and Stradivarius have both an ankle and long boot shape in the style.
Classic, but affordable, these knee high boots from New Look take on the chunky trend in a wearable and versatile way.
Made from luxe-looking leather, these H&M boots look more expensive than the price tag thanks to their polished finish and shape which sits slightly higher up the leg making them extra flattering.
This Zara pair are frontrunners for Versace platform boots dupes, also offering extra comfort with AIRFIT® technology.
Add a retro feel to an autumn look with these Bershka patent boots, the perfect boot to pair with autumn dresses.
This Koi pair have an eye-catching heel shape for making a statement.
If you’re into the Barbiecore and colour-blocking trend, look no further than these River Island ankle boots.
For a subtle platform and a boot that’ll look good across the seasons, there are these Asos premium leather ankle boots in a gorgeous rich brown shade.
Dune has delivered a classic heeled ankle boot with a subtle platform heel, perfect for wearing day to night.
You can rely on Simmi for statement going out heels and these shiny knee high boots are no exception. You’re going to stand out and stand tall, guaranteed.
For platforms that are futuristic and fierce this autumn (without the designer price tag), Charles & Keith is your answer.
They’re at the pricier end of our edit, but there’s no denying the stitch detailing and double platform of these Kurt Geiger boots looks designer.
French label Jonak are worth having on your radar if you’re into that effortless Parisian girl styling. They’re on the more expensive side for this edit, but if you keep an eye on La Redoute you can often find some with great discounts like this pair.
Parisian brand Minelli also now ship to the UK and are a great brand to know for stylish, timeless and investment footwear.