If there’s one thing we’ve learned about shoes this season, it’s that the platform isn’t dead, it’s just different. Several seasons of traditional pumps may have fooled you, and although the platform stiletto is done for the time being, shoes with upwards of five inches of height are going nowhere soon. Ladies who need the extra five inches (or just like having it), rejoice! The rest of us will be over here, icing our ankles.
From Miu Miu to Dior to Prada to Louis Vuitton Fall 2012, the platform was reconsidered, this time with a heel that’s thicker than those we came to know during the mid-2000s but no less vertiginous. In fact, between these snub-nosed Vuitton shoes and those featured at Prada, which had several models struggling to make it down the carpeted catwalk, heels may be bigger (both literally and figuratively) than ever. Check out our gallery, after the jump.