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How to Wear Platform Trainers

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The rise of the chunky trainer, what a blast from the past. Drawing inspiration from the bold silhouettes of the '90s, this trend has made a roaring comeback, blending iconic, retro vibes with modern comfort. But these platform wonders aren’t just for the trendy youngsters - oh no, they're a delightful mix of style and comfort that can be embraced by all ages.

Now, we know these trainers might look a bit daring, especially if you’re used to your trusty, streamlined kicks. But give us a moment because we’re pretty sure we can make a case for them. You might have noticed platform trainers popping up more and more in recent years. Their chunky, sole offers a stylish yet comfortable alternative to your regular trainers, effortlessly elevating any outfit.

If you're pondering how chunky trainers could find a happy home in your wardrobe, you're in the right spot. Stick with us, because we’re eager to show you just how these trainers can slide effortlessly into your wardrobe, blending much-needed comfort with a modern twist. All ages, all styles, there’s a chunky trainer with your name on it – and we’re here to help you find your perfect match.

Are Platform Trainers Comfortable?

In the world of shoes, platform trainers are like ever faithful armchair – understated, yet oh-so-comfy. But what makes them such a firm favourite in the world of comfort footwear? Well, it's not all magic and mystery. Just a bit of good old-fashioned shoe science in there (right up our street).

Take a look at our chunky lace-up trainers. Sleek and stylish they may be, but don’t be fooled, they’ll keep you happily on your feet all day long.

First up, the insoles. They’re padded, giving your feet a soft spot to land with every step. It's a bit like having cushions in your shoes – and who wouldn’t want that?

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The design is another tick in the comfort box. Thanks to their laces, these trainers fit well, not too snug and not too loose, just right to keep your feet happy and blister-free.

Now, the chunky sole might look a bit bold, but it’s a star player when it comes to comfort. It’s sturdy and supportive, so even on those long walks or busy days out and about, your feet won’t throw in the towel.

And we can't forget the materials – they're the unsung heroes. They're breathable, so your feet won’t feel like they’re in a sauna, and flexible enough to move with you, making every step a breeze.

There’s no doubt about it, platform trainers are comfortable! They have the solid support and cushioned insole of a regular trainer, and are perfectly appropriate for walking on cobbles or uneven surfaces.

Whether you're dressing up or down, platform trainers can add a playful touch to your look and make you stand out from the crowd. But, with so many styles and ways to wear them, it can be challenging to know how to style them to perfection.

What to Wear With Platform Trainers?

What to pair with platform trainers? Well, let’s get into it!

When the sun’s shining and you're in the mood for something breezy, why not pop on a pair of platform trainers with your favourite summer dress? It’s a match made in heaven. Not only is this combination comfy and practical, but it also adds a playful, less formal touch to your outfit.

Imagine a pair of bold white platform trainers teamed with a floaty dress – we’re thinking something light and airy. The dress can gracefully hover above those trendy trainers or go for something a tad shorter to let those shoes have their moment in the sun.

Now, for the days when jeans are calling your name, platform trainers are still your trusty sidekick. Picture this: your go-to pair of straight-leg jeans, with the hems rolled up just a smidge to let those ankles breathe, teamed with your chunky platforms – it’s casual but with a sprinkle of something different. The platform trainers work as the perfect statement piece to elevate an otherwise ordinary jeans and t-shirt look. Pop on your favourite tee, add a necklace or a scarf. There you are, ready to tackle the day looking as cool as a cucumber and comfy to boot.

How to Dress up Platform Trainers?

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Looking to jazz up your look? Enter, platform trainers. Pair classic black or white, like our beloved chunky platform trainers, with tailored trousers or a swish midi skirt.

Now, top that off with a button-down shirt or a neat blouse and you’ve got that smart, pulled-together feel in the bag.

Throw on a bold necklace and watch your whole look come alive. And if you’re feeling adventurous, mix in textures – a dash of velvet here, a touch of satin there, alongside the cool edge of leather trainers will add a touch of dimension to your outfit. It's a mix that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is comfy to wear

Top Tips

We’re leaving you with our five top tips for wearing and styling platform trainers.

1. Size Matters

When it comes to platform trainers, getting the right size is the golden rule. For the best fit, always ensure there’s a bit of wiggle room for your toes, but not too much that your foot slips. Comfort and support are key, so take your time trying them on. Shop our full selection of wide-fit trainers here.

2. Balance Your Outfit

These trainers are a statement in themselves. So, pair them with simpler outfits to let them shine. It’s all about that balanced look where your snazzy trainers can take the centre stage.

3. Cuff Those Trousers

Give your platform trainers the spotlight they deserve. Cuffing your trousers or opting for cropped styles can showcase your trainers and give a chic, modern edge to your outfit. It's a small touch that makes a big difference!

4. Experiment with Socks

Don’t shy away from playing around with different socks. Whether it's a splash of colour, a playful pattern, or the classic white, socks can add an extra layer of style and comfort to your platform trainer look.

5. Give Them a Clean

A clean pair of platform trainers not only looks fantastic but will retain their ‘just-new’ look for even longer. A gentle wipe-down using a shoe care kit or whitener will keep them looking brand new.

So, there you have it, our five top tips to step out in style and comfort with your platform trainers. Now all that’s left to do is to pick your favourite pair.

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