Ok, I totally have been converted from a platforms are cheesy to a I need to have and only want to wear platforms girl as of late. So what changed? Maybe it’s that with the season’s other ’70s trends, they feel less like heavy black eyeliner and more chic. It could also be their superior stability and comfort to the stiletto, and the fact, that having tried them, I know understand the allure of the extra vertical inches they bestow that you can’t get from a simple stiletto (if you want to be able walk and wear them for more than an hour). They’re perfect for going out, parties, and even weddings (you don’t need to kick them off to dance, which I’m starting to think I’m too old to do now), as well as for work (I especially love that I can navigate subway steps in them so I don’t have to ruin my outfit with flats and inevitably run into someone I want to impress with my outfit and feel shlumpy for picking comfort over chic). I don’t know. Maybe I was just being introduced to the wrong kind of platforms in the past. But the cheese factor I had long associated with platforms has official been shed. Whether a wedge or chunky heel style, the platform has officially gone from cheesy to chic this fall, and for that sartorial feat, power platforms they shall be named.