Vans Sk8-Hi Platform shoes.
Photo: Courtesy of Vans
Welp, we can officially die now. Vans took their skate sneakers to the next level (literally) by creating platform versions of their traditional high-top shoes. Basically, this means there's three extra inches of awesome here, people. *high-fives entire world* Finally, us ladies have a step-up (heh) on the male skater competition with these bad boys, which are available to purchase on shop.vans.com right this second! First up, one of the most iconic designs from Vans' classics collection—the ol' black and white side stripe—has been transformed into a bold, three-inch creeper-meets-sporty sneaker platform that we just love. We could wear these with literally anything in wardrobe (think: printed jeans or floral dresses) and for just $80, these are kind of a steal! Cha-ching.
Up next, the glam rock silver sequin Sk8-Hi Platforms ($75). Um, haiiii Spice Girls Halloween costume. No, but in all honesty, we would probably wear these every day. With everything. Our favorite version of these platform sneaks, though, HAS to be the leopard print. #dead These retail for $75 and manage to combine everything we love oh-so-much about '90s subculture—the punkiness from the creeper-inspired style and the original skate shoe design. Killer! These kicks will hit Vans retail stores this month, and to get the full list of locations, be sure to check out Vans.com.