The Best Platform Boots To Sport During Winter 2022

Styles come and go, but the odds are stacked in favor of continued dominance of platform boots in winter 2022. Editors at Who What Wear have chimed in, and their love of platform boots tops their favorite boot trends for winter. 

What's not to love? The exaggerated depth of the sole gives an illusion of overall height that short girls and their taller pals all appreciate.

Platform soles are easy to style for winter, but it's best to be prepared for all of Mother Nature's winter shenanigans — snow, ice, and the occasional puddle. So build a platform supply that's ready to mix and match depending on your mood and the weather. A flat-plat or lug sole is your obvious go-to for slippery sidewalks, but when the sun clears the path — let your fab-flag fly with a platform heel.

Winter's here, and the fashion forecast is calling for a flurry of winter platform boots. So, explore the heights and patterns that work best with your personal style ... and regional weather.

The tried and true combat boot is elevated with the platform trend

Combat style boots have long been a fashion staple, according to InStyle. Adding a platform sole elevates them from purely utilitarian to elegance-with-edge. Snag a subdued khaki boot that goes with everything from dresses to jeans. These offer a hearty sole for sure-footed snow days and provide a little extra detail. The Vince Camuto Mabrela Combat Boot has a ribbed ankle detail that gives it joush, and the Chinese Laundry Glance Bootie will turn heads with its contrast-toe.

Flaunt a pop of color with these on-trend platform boots

Winter just got so much better. Charlotte Stone has these irresistible high-heel clog boots. Clog boots? Yes, honey! Their Paz Boot is a masterclass in the beauty of simplicity. These suede gems — shown here in navy and emerald — come in 10 different colors and patterns. With Cosmopolitan reporting pops of bright color this season, these platform boots are the perfect way to add a bit of 'wow' to an otherwise dreary winter day.

These bold boots are a snow day dream come true

Style maven Clarissa Schmidt professes her love of combining a bold combat boot and flower print, as reported by Vogue. So, battle the winter blues boldly and in style with these sole-satisfying platforms by L'Artiste. Whether you opt for the Severe Bootie's flat, lug-sole or the Litldani Bootie's low-heel, you'll be gifted with best-in-show boots. Of course, it's tough to choose between the riveting details. Pun intended, of course, because look at those flower-shaped rivets!

Choose a nuetral platform boot to round out your winter wardrobe

Not only are neutral-colored boots a versatile shoe staple, but they also serve up a low-key dose of confidence. According to Glamour, cream-colored boots are white-hot for winter 2022. Looking for a block-heel platform boot? Grab Vince Camuto's Eberla Bootie in beige or black for a sexy take on utilitarian. Or stay with a classic Chelsea-style with a low, chunky profile like the Steve Madden Howler. And, of course, no one would blame you if you bought both!

Animal print + platform boots are a match made in winter-heaven

First of all, know this — you never need permission to rock an animal print. But guess who's right there with you? The fashion experts at Marie Claire, so — ya — it's official. Chinese Laundry combines the much-loved combat boot and animal print with the snakeskin-vibe No Doubt Boot and the leopard print Mazzy Bootie. Both are perfect for any winter wardrobe moods– from building a snow-woman to wintery hot-chocolate-in-hand strolls.

Stand tall against winter weather in cream knee-high platforms

Sometimes you just need a serious, straight-up winter boot that goes with everything. If you're looking to follow The Zoe Report's advice on flat boots this winter, Franco Sarto has it covered. The Franco Julie Tall Boot incorporates one of the season's favorite textures — shearling — in all its cozy glory. And for the minimalist? Well, you can't go wrong with the Franco Balin Tall Boot and its winter-friendly lug-sole stability.

The siren-song of platform boots is calling this winter, so pick a height and celebrate the season.