After months in trainers and slippers (WFHers), it’s time to limber up and get ready for big heights because the platform is back. Kick start this year’s festivities in style with the hottest, super-stacked shoes around…

For those ready to ditch their flats and step out in higher heels than Cinderella’s step-sisters, then read on. The love for platforms is more vertiginous than ever, with everyone from Kate Moss to Leonie Hanne teetering in these designer beauties. The iconic Versace Medusa Aevitas have stolen the show, but Valentino, Saint Laurent and Terry De Havilland have all brought us equally luxe iterations.

Riffing off ‘70s styling, there’s plenty of disco sparkle to be found at Paris Texas and River Island, velvets at Boden and Hush, and a dopamine kick of colour, specifically pink, at all our favourite footwear labels, including Aldo, Office and ASOS. Pair with high-waisted flares to amplify the drama or team with short sequin dresses and bold tights to light up the dancefloor. 

So, with blister packs at the ready, go forth and shop our edit…

Make like the stars, namely Lily James, Kate Moss & Olivia Rodrigo to name a few, in this season's must-have heels. Style with a mini dress for max impact.

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