The "Flatform" shoe, as originally dubbed by Women's Wear Daily, is all the rage this spring, after designers like Prada and Derek Lam showcased these shoes on the runways.
I know, they look weird, but, I'm all for weird, stylish shoes. My bigger concern is if they are comfortable. Now a sufferer of plantar fasciitis I have to start thinking of things like, comfort... Plus almost every blog post I've read about flatforms say they are not comfortable. But I figured, I'm the cool Mom that wears my hi wedge espadrilles to the park and can comfortably chase after my 3 year old so these will be fine. Off I went to buy the trendy flatforms.
Got to the store, tried on a pair and yowza! I could barely walk in them. I felt like Herman Munster walking around the store. These were definitely not the shoes for me, think I'll just stick to my platforms and wedges.
However, there are many people that do love flatforms and say how comfortable they are. So if you're one of the lucky ones that can wear flatforms I say go for it. Pair the flatforms with a midi skirt and ruffled blouse for a great summer look. Or White denim or white linen pants and a stripe tank top for a fabulous trend right look.