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Chunky heels are the perfect way to add a little height to your look while staying comfortable. They’re easy to walk in and can be worn in both a casual or dressy setting — gone are the days when you had to wear a thin stiletto heel for a formal event. This year, chunky platform heels are everywhere in an array of colors and heel heights, we’ve selected the best ones for you:
1. The Attico
The Attico are famous for their chunky heel styles, especially their mules. This cobalt blue pair has an additional ankle strap to help your feet stay put. The blue color is surprisingly versatile pairing well with other bright colors or making a statement when the rest of your outfit is neutral. These run large so size down.
2. Circus NY
Orange you glad you saw these chunky platform heels? Like the ones above these are also in a standout color but are one tenth of the price. Pair these patent platforms with other citrus colors for a vibrant summer look.
3. JW Anderson
JW Anderson has really perfected the stacked heel mule, and this pair made with a denim fabric and their signature gold twisted vamp strap is going to be your warm weather go-to. The shoe is nicely cushioned for comfort and is the perfect shoe to show off your fresh pedicure.
Let’s party! These platforms feature a multi-colored, crystal-embellished heel and clock in at almost 6 inches high. Wear these to a soiree or event when you want everyone to compliment your shoes and also stand tall above everyone else.
5. Black Suede Studio
White chunky heels are everywhere this summer and these babies go with absolutely everything from dresses to jeans. Handmade in Brazil, these structural heels will be your go-to when it’s sunny out.
6. Steve Madden
We love statement shoes and these rhinestone sky-high chunky heels are absolutely mesmerizing. Wear these on your birthday to celebrate the queen you are or let them make your outfit at the next evening wedding you go to.
7. Ulla Johnson
The citrus-hued cylindrical heels by Ulla Johnson have a more nautical feel with the rope ankle closure. These chunky heels are perfect for getting a drink at a seaside bar overlooking the ocean. They’re also on sale at less than half of their original price, so get them before they’re gone.
Zimmermann is famous for their flowy feminine dresses and these heels are the perfect chunky-heeled counterpart to balance out the look. The padded, braided straps are on-trend, and the neutral color pairs well with both pastels and neons this summer.
These minty platforms ooze retro vibes and with their low heel height make a great everyday shoe. Wear these exploring a new city or poolside on a sweltering day, these sandals will be your warm-weather faves.
10. Jil Sander
Jil Sander makes incredible chunky heels and these premium pink hiking-inspired platforms will be in heavy rotation in your wardrobe. Wear these with a denim maxi skirt and cropped top and you will be perfectly on trend this season.
These pale pink sandals are a chic riff on the summer staple jelly sandals. Pair these with a mini skirt or white pale dress for a cute daytime look.