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Would You Wear: Buffalo Platforms?
Trendsetters are channeling their inner Party Monster for this sky-high trend

DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona in their Buffalo platforms

With a constantly churning fashion cycle, you never know what past faux pas will become a present-day hit, as is the case with Buffalo brand platforms. In the 90′s, The Spice Girls made these over-the-top sneakers a flying-off-the-shelves success. A few years later, along with their copies of Spice World, people threw away, donated or packed up their platforms for a quality “Did I really wear that?” moment later in life. As luck would have it, these shoes have worked their way back into fashion and onto the feet of bloggers and trendsetters like Pixie Geldof and Rebecca & Fiona.

Buffalo platforms come in a variety of heights

Until recently, Buffalo had discontinued its production of platforms in exchange for more modern styles. Hardcore coveters had to pay upwards of $300 for a vintage pair on Ebay. While this may have worked in favour of the former 90′s trendsetters who capitalized on their vintage stompers, the high demand left fashionistas wanting more. So, shoe company Solestruck convinced Buffalo to reboot their platform production–crisis averted. Solestruck now sells the shoes in 2 inch, 4 inch and 12 inch tall platforms.

I have admittedly succumbed to this trend by purchasing a patent black 4 inch pair from Ebay.  

The question is: are you ready to step it up in this retro style? 

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Mollie Paige writes for the Toronto Standard. You can follow her on twitter @MolliePB

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