20 Platform Sandals That Are Perfect For Summer

You may think that summer clothes means tons of options, and you'd be right. From shorts to sundresses to flowy blouses, there's so much summer style out there, but don't underestimate the power of a good shoe. These 20 platform sandals are perfect for summer and proof that a good outfit requires a good shoe, too.

Like summer-ready clothing, your footwear during the warmer weather can run the gamut from casual sneakers a la Kate Middleton's Superga style to classic Old Navy $1 flip flops to flats to sandals. Basically, there are a lot of options, but platform sandals seem be having kind of a moment right now, and honestly, it's not hard to see why.

Nostalgia is in right now. From Forever21's Pepsi collection that's a total throwback to the Spice Girls-inspired platform sandals taking over summer, the nostalgia trend is here. These 20 platform sandals are perfect for it. Plus, unlike a typical heel, your poor feet won't be crying for CBD oil or for you to throw your shoes in a trash can by the end of the evening.

If you want to snag a pair of platform sandals to get in on one of summer's biggest footwear trends, these 20 pairs are a great place to start.

1. Espadrille Platforms

This pair of espadrille style sandals look like the perfect mix of stylisht and comfortable.

2. Grommetted Platforms

These grommetted platforms put a bit of an edge on this throwback trend.

3. Patterned Platform

If you're looking for something that's a little outside of the box but still wearable, these Old Navy polka dot platforms are it.

4. Classic 90s Platform

If you're looking for a real throwback, these black flatforms from ASOS are basically an updated take on those classic Steve Madden slinky sandals everyone had in the 90s.

5. Raffia Platforms

These raffia Steve Madden platforms are the perfect material for summer.

6. Lace-Up Platforms

These platforms don't just feature a fun lace-up detail. They're also super high if you like a bit of extra height.

7. Platform Flip-Flop

Where else would you get a platform flip flop than Old Navy, home of the $1 flip flop sale?

8. Criss-Cross Platform

If you want a bit of added sparkle, you'll get it with these platforms. Plus, their criss cross straps make them unique.

9. Metallic Platforms

Get a bit of a metallic sheen with these platform sandals.

10. Snakeskin Platforms

Love animal print? Welcome to your new platforms.

11. Tommy Hilfiger Platforms

Remember in middle school when you wanted Tommy everything? Well, you can have it now.

12. Buckle Platforms

These platforms are kind of like a modern-day Birkenstock, right?

13. Ankle Strap Platform

The ankle straps on these platforms give them a more retro vibe.

14. Vinyl Platforms

Get just a little edgy with vinyl straps on your platform sandals.

15. Fluffy Platforms

They're fluffy platforms. What more could you want to fulfill your Baby Spice fantasy?

16. Twin Strap Platforms

Want a classic sandal with none of those buckles to have to worry about? This twin strap pair is the answer.

17. Bow Platforms

If you love things that just shout "cute," then these should be your platform sandals of choice for the summer.

18. Denim Platforms

Will there ever be a point where Betsey Johnson doesn't make the most colorful, fun things on the planet? No? I didn't think so either.

19. Dual Tone Platforms

This pair of dual tone strap platforms are the perfect neutral for summer.

20. Mule Platforms

Love a good mule? You don't have to give them up to rock this platform trend.