15 White Platform Sneakers That’ll Get You Embracing the “Ugly” Trend in No Time

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. 

I wouldn’t blame you if you wore these every day.

Fashion girls’ favorite sneaker brand.

Keep it classic with a pair of chucks.

I love wearing my platform vans so much more, they just pair better with outfits. (Plus, additional height is always welcome.)

Checks over stripes, that’s what I like.

If you’re into designer shoes over designer bags. 

Haters will say these are ugly, but I think they’re incredibly cool.

Adidas are always extremely comfortable.

Clean and crisp.

These won’t be in stock for long.


If high-tops are more your vibe. Next, Hey Sneaker Trends of 2021, We See You