If you’re a shoe-a-holic like myself, you'll understand when I say that quarantine has definitely pivoted my footwear choices. I used to dream of the next statement heel or cool new boot I could wear about town and during my travels—but since going out and luxury has been tossed to the back of my mind, necessity seems to trump all. But just because shoes need to be functional, doesn’t mean they can’t also be stylish, right?
Reintroducing the flatform or the '90s-style minimalist sandal that provides both the comfort and extra boost of height every girl appreciates. Plus, they’re chic and can practically be worn with any outfit! Whether you’re planning to dress up in a dainty dress or a white button-down and jeans, this sandal style is there to complement.
Here are six local brands where you can shop this youthful and timeless sandal:
A favorite of influencers and celebrities like Kelly Misa-Fernandez and Sue Ramirez, Annie and Lori’s simply stylish take on this sandal features a sako or jute sack wrapped platform for a distinctly Filipino feel. The platform is also part of their sustainable collection and is about three inches high for that extra lift.
Sako platform sandal, P3395, ANNIE AND LORI, annielori.com
2. Indiana Jane
Looking for pairs on the neutral side? Then Indiana Jane’s platforms will pique your interest. Their Amelia and Helen styles have the chicest thin straps, while the Heather sandal features a cross toe strap with a pop of animal print for more of a statement.
Amelia platform sandal, P940, INDIANA JANE, indianajane.net
Helen platform sandal, P940, INDIANA JANE, indianajane.net
Heather platform sandal, P940, INDIANA JANE, indianajane.net
3. Coco x Fifi
If you prefer one in a solid color and with a subtle platform, Coco x Fifi’s Nadine sandal is perfect for the minimalist girl. The white and nude colorway are must-haves if you’ve got a predominantly nude and neutral wardrobe.
Nadine monochromatic platform sandal in white, P940, COCO X FIFI, cocoxfifi.com
Tutum’s Brett platform is a bestseller for a good reason. With an obviously higher platform heel height and a slope to support your arch, it’s a sandal every petite girl would love. Not to mention the nude is such a flattering shade. But if you’re looking for something with a bit more detail, cop their Codi pair that features a contrasting leather stripe around its sole.
Brett platform sandal in nude, P1080, TUTUM, Shopee
Codi platform sandal, P1050, TUTUM, Shopee
GVN’s colorful Billie platforms have an online following of their own. The cornflower colorway is simply the cutest pair, and will make you want to wear more color than usual. The brand is also a favorite of cool girls like Maya Nilsen and Tricia Gosingtian because of their year-round summery aesthetic.
Billie platform sandal in Cornflower, P1050, GVN, gvnthelabel.com
Billie platform sandal in Berry, P1050, GVN, gvnthelabel.com
6. Love, Chloe
Obsessed with everything nude? Then Love, Chloe’s Brianna platform is an instant classic because of their three colorways: white, bone, and dusty rose. It’s honestly hard to pick just one color!
Brianna platform sandal, P750, LOVE CHLOE, Shopee