Trend Watch: Chunky Platform Shoes

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LONDON – FEBRUARY 12: Models walk down the catwalk for a rehearsal of John Rocha’s Autumn/Winter 2007 show at London Fashion Week on February 12, 2007 in London. Designers promote their new AutumnWinter Collections at London Fashion Week 2007, the organisers for the event have refused to follow examples set by other European fashion shows by using models who are classified as a size zero. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

Erica Jackson
Erica Jackson Erica Jackson is a Toronto native, has lived in Paris, and now Atlanta. A fan of the CW, Erica will combine her love of CW shows, her experience in fashion, design and writing to comment on all things fashion-related; from CW stars and shows to red carpet events, to fashion news and the latest trends, to all pieces of style inspiration that cross her path. Feel free to email Erica with your fashion discoveries and/or questions at and follow her on Twitter & Instagram @ericajjackson26.

I was a child of the 90’s, which meant that I was the biggest Spice Girl fan. I knew every word to every song, and I could still sing them to you even after all these years.

The Spice Girls were fashion icons, and part of their look included those tall, chunky platform shoes. Goodness knows, my mother wasn’t about to let her 8-year old strut around in them. But fast-forward to today — hello, 2012! And hello to the return of the chunky, platform shoe.

Here are some styles from designer Jeffrey Campbell; and while I was in Milan, they were all the rage.

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I know what you’re thinking — cute, but those look impossible to walk in. But let me say that I personally own the brown wedges, and I can vouch that they are one of the most comfortable pair of heels I have ever put on! And if the Italians (who are known for their quality shoes) like them, that’s saying something.

So go on, add a little height — and a little spice — to your shoe collection.

– Erica Jackson

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