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25 High-Rising Heels

The Sky is the Limit for Vertiginous Platform Pumps

— October 8, 2009 — Fashion
No longer relegated to the ‘70s, platform pumps are back in full force this season. With the recent theme of fear-inducing, sky-high heels it seems only appropriate that designers have turned to platform pumps to increase the inches on what is already death-defying footwear.

These days platform pumps are fairly sleek. The elevated area is even sometimes hidden inside the front of the shoe for increased comfort and elongation. If the platform is visible, designers often decorate the extra surface area with everything from diamonds to cartoons to an alarm system.
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Wooden Platform Revivals
Wooden Platform Revivals
1970's Eco-Chic Footwear Makes a Comeback
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Aphrodite Platform Pumps
Aphrodite Platform Pumps
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Winged Sandals
Winged Sandals
Zaha Hadid Channels the Messenger God in the Vivienne Westwood Rocking Shoes
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Kaleidoscopic Footwear
Kaleidoscopic Footwear
Miu Miu Perla Sequin Platform Pumps
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Architectural Mega Heels
Architectural Mega Heels
Mark Giuseppe Zanotti Designs
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Illuminated Sequined Goatskin Shoes
Illuminated Sequined Goatskin Shoes
Chanel Light Bulb Heels
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Custom Couture Footwear
Custom Couture Footwear
Celebrity Cobbler Terry de Havilland's Bespoke Shoes
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High Fashion Heels With Cartoons
High Fashion Heels With Cartoons
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Frilly Frivolous Shoes
Frilly Frivolous Shoes
Christian Louboutin Releases Drool-Worthy Dilliard Shoes
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Poodle Shoes
Poodle Shoes
John Galliano's Hair-Free Pom Pom Stilettos Won't Require Any Trimming
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Fear-Inducing Footwear
Fear-Inducing Footwear
Gabriella Marina Gonzalez Shoes Bring Out the Giantess in You
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Figurines as Sandal Heels
Figurines as Sandal Heels
Christian Dior's Goddess Shoes
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Heart-Shaped Heels
Heart-Shaped Heels
Glittery 7.5" Wedges for Valentine's Day
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Dangerous Platform Shoes
Dangerous Platform Shoes
Sky-High Fashion in French Vogue
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10
Swarovskified Heels
Swarovskified Heels
The Casadei Fall 2009 Collection is Glittery and Glamorous
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Wearable Artistic Footwear
Wearable Artistic Footwear
Kei Kagami's Heel-less Shoes Are As Comfortable As Platforms
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High Anti-Heels
High Anti-Heels
Eccentric Shoes Spruce Up Basic Black Minimalism in Marie Claire Italy
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Sky-High Scarlet Heels
Sky-High Scarlet Heels
Christian Louboutin & 3.1 Phillip Lim Love Red for Spring 2010
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Jagged Crag Platforms
Jagged Crag Platforms
These London S/S 2010 Shoes Are Out of This World
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High-Tech Hooker Shoes
High-Tech Hooker Shoes
Sky-High Heels Fit For Ladies of the Night
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Rusty Footwear
Rusty Footwear
Chain Shoes Win Shoemania 2009 Competition
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3
Atrociously High Heels
Atrociously High Heels
Footwear Threatens to Break Necks
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2
Chiseled Heels
Chiseled Heels
Nicholas Kirkwood's A/W Shoes are Artwork for Your Footsies
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Platform Shoes as Flower Vases
Platform Shoes as Flower Vases
Scherer Gonzales Spring 2009
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