Now, there were those troublesome words again! Platforms and wedges. What is the difference? First, let's pick apart the platform. Platform nike dunks are heels with a thick sole. Women's platform high heels are often seen as more comfortable than general high heels, because the lifted sole decreases the angle of your foot when it sits within the shoe, decreasing the stress on your toes and calves. For example, Jessica Simpson's Gobow shoe has a 5 inch heel accompanied by a 1 ¼ inch platform on the sole. The sexy slingback also features leather straps and a sassy zipper across the front, perfect for a girls' night out!
While some platform nike dunk heels have stiletto heels, wedges do not. The definition of a women's wedge shoe is a shoe whose high heel occupies the entire space under the arch and heel portions of the foot. Some wedge shoes feature a platform under the sole as well, so a shoe featuring both a wedge and a platform is possible as well! Wedges are versatile shoes that can easily be either dressed up or dressed down. Take, for example, the BCBG Airone open-toe wedge, which features a 3 ¼ inch wedge, a thick, adjustable ankle strap, and a t-strap. Wear this trendy shoe with shorts and a tunic on a hot summer's day for a casual look, or pair nike dunk high heels with a cute summer dress for a more classic, dressy appearance.