When it comes to fashion, I’m always down for an “ugly” trend. There’s just something about an obnoxiously weird design that makes me go, “I need that.” We’ve seen plenty of controversial sneaker trends over the past few years, from dad-inspired styles to chunky-soles galore, some even becoming necessities in our forever wardrobes. (I wear my grandpa-esque shoes almost daily.) As trends always come back in rotation, 2000s platforms are expected to reign in 2021, taking on sandals and everyday sneakers. As someone who’s 5’3, I’m not mad, as I could use the additional height.
Even as someone who embraces “weird” pieces, a platform heel can be a little tricky to style. So if you’re looking to incorporate the Y2K trend but don’t want to look too over-the-top, white platform sneakers are for you. They look clean and crisp without being too much. From Nike to Converse, I’ve rounded up 12 of the best below, along with some outfit imagery to give you some styling inspiration.