If you’re feeling like your wardrobe is stuck in a little bit of a rut, try making even the sweetest of looks a little bit more edgy.

Platform Boots

Winter is officially upon us (got your fashion gloves?) and there’s no better time than now to use a pair of boots to add an edge to your look. The best place to start? Platform boots.

If you’re obsessed with the British-inspired Chelsea boot? Add a platform. Over-the-knee styles? Try them with a platform sole. Looking for a glorified hiking boot?

That’s right: shop a platform boot that boasts a few extra inches on the bottom than your sportier performance styles. It’s as easy as that!

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The best part about a platform boot is that you can add the lift to nearly every single boot trend under the sun.

Brands from Tory Burch to Ugg; Stuart Weitzman to Valentino have all jumped on the platform boot train this season so it’s high time that you do, too.

In classic black or head-turning neons, shop out favorite platform boots of the season right here.



Dr. Martens Jadon FL 8 Eye Boots

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If you love the classic Dr. Martens lace-up boot, try a pair this season that doesn’t only boast a chunky platform sole, but also a cozy shearling lining.

Pair them with wide leg jeans for your winter go to outfit.


Inuikii Sneaker Classic Leather Ankle Boots

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If you want a cozy winter boot that will stand up against the coldest of days, shop Inuikii, with a selection of low-profile platform boots that come in all colors and materials under the sun.

Looking for what to wear? Wear them with flare leggings for an effortless casual look.


Ugg Classic Mini Platform Boots

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Remember your favorite pair of classic Uggs?

Well, they’ve gotten the platform treatment this year with a triple-height sole that gives your slip-on-and-go winter footwear a totally new vibe. Put on a lightweight down jackets to make it cozier!

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R13 Platform Combat Boots

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Take those classic lace-up boots and make them a bit more edgy, thanks to R13 with its platform boots that gives you a little extra lift without a true chunky lug sole.

If you want to complete your utilitarian look, don’t forget to shop the best cargo pants here!


Mango Track Sole Contrast Ankle Boots

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Mango has just taken the Chelsea boot and made it more futuristic with a leather base and front, but fully elastic back (as opposed to the traditional siding of the style).

What’s more, in a clean shade of tan and chunky platform sole they’ll feel different than any other winter boots you own.


Stuart Weitzman Ultralift Over the Knee Platform Boots

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Stuart Weitzman has long been your go-to for over-the-knee boots, but it’s time to try out their platform boots for an edgier take on the trend.

All you need is a cozy knit dress to throw on.

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Loeffler Randall Toni Lug Sole Platform Boots

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Keep it classic with a pair of platform boots that boast two pull-on tabs and a leather-paneled elastic side for easeful wear.

For a grungy ‘90s vibe, Loeffler Randall has designed her go-to leather booties with a chunky platform sole that will give you a lift—and an edge.


Bottega Veneta Leather Platform Chelsea Boots

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If you’re willing to splurge and want something truly head-turning, shop Bottega Veneta’s pop of color booties.

Though on the top they look like traditional pull-on platform boots, their soles tell a different story: adding a platform heel in a bright shade of green for a whimsical take on the trend.


Staud Black Platform Boots

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Staud has taken the Go Go boot trend and turned it on its head with a patent finish and Chelsea style, complete with a platform sole that hails from the late ‘90s and early-aughts.

Pair them with a suede jacket to give a nice contrast in texture!

RELATED: Suede Jackets Make You Feel Instantly Luxe


Chloé Jamie Ribbed-Knit and Leather Platform Chelsea Boots

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Chloé is delivering a distinct ‘70s feel with these platform boots. In style, they have a Chelsea boot feel, though the leather is brown with a scalloped trim and the platform is made of tan rubber.

What’s more, the stretch panel in each boot is made to look like a colorful sock for an extra head-turning aspect. 


Miu Miu Tronchetti Platform Lug-Sole Ankle Boots

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These platform boots from Miu Miu give combat boots a new meaning with a high lug sole and chunky heel that will add a casual edge to your every after-hours ensemble.

While you will look fabulous when styling these kicks with casual jeans, they’ll look equally stunning with a cocktail dress for a fun take on a date night look.


Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Platform Chelsea Boots

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Take the classic British style and make it a bit more elevated—quite literally—with the help of Giuseppe Zanotti.

These leather platform boots will go with everything from vintage denim to silk midi skirts; from morning coffee runs to after-hours cocktails; and quickly turn into your new favorite pair of footwear.


Tory Burch Miller 95mm Lug Sole Booties

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For those seeking a platform—and a heel—look no further than these Tory Burch boots.

They’ve been designed with a winterized lace-front that is reminiscent of a hiking boot, but pair expertly with all your silk midi skirts and chunky sweaters, all season long.


Valentino Club Beatle 125 Patent-Leather Platform Ankle Boots

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For those looking for a true statement, ‘tis the season to splurge on a pair of Valentino pink stunners.

The brand popularized the neon tone and these heeled platform boots truly drive the point home. 

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Fashion an unexpected look by pairing your edgy platform boots with an ultra-feminine or super sweet mini dress, floral print, or eyelet-detailed outfit. It will make for a fun play on the contrast.

Ankle booties to thigh-highs; black, pink, and everything in between; try a pair of edgy platform boots on for size this season. You won’t regret it.

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