MD Podiatrist Advocates for Moderation in Platform Shoe Heights

Newly popular again, platforms boost your stature and are comfy to boot-but they’re not risk-free. Dan Michaels, DPM warns that platform lovers might pay down the line. While many women experience little foot pain in platforms, he said, if you wear super-high ones regularly after your late 40s, they can cause hip arthritis.
Even so, Dr. Michaels is a platform fan and simply advocates for moderation. If you insist on wearing them everyday, he suggests a max heel of 4 inches and a max platform of 2 inches.