17 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 have reappeared on the sartorial scene, taking on sandals and every day sneakers. At 5'3", I'm not mad, as I could use the additional height. 

Even as someone who embraces "weird" pieces, I know all too well 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. I've rounded up 17 of the best below, from Nike to Converse, along with some outfit imagery for styling inspiration. 



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

The fashion set's favorite sneaker brand.



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.



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

If you're a designer-shoes-over-bags person.

Keds are always extremely comfortable.

Golden Goose has a huge consumer base backing the brand. 



For a more affordable option, look to Steve Madden.