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 have reappeared on the fashion scene, taking on sandals and everyday sneakers. At 5’3″, I’m not mad, as I could use the additional height.
Even as someone who embraces “weird” pieces, I know all too well 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. I’ve rounded up 17 of the best below, from Nike to Converse, along with some outfit imagery for styling inspiration.