I found MAX★STAR last year and fell madly in love.
MAX★STAR is a South Korean company who have excellent customer service and do some awesome custom converses too. You NEED to check out the custom section! Do it! It's really crazy. They do several different platform sneakers and non-platforms, non-sneakers (no laces) and "hidden platforms" where the insole is raised, sort of making those sneaker wedges I hate (the ones I've seen are just not attractive). Their color selection is amazing ~ Mint, blue, yellow, pink, black, red, etc. A whole spectrum so you can always find what you're looking for. The plain platform sneakers come in a variety of platform heights and have both low and high tops. I opted for high tops, as a personal preference.
|I added that purple line myself. (Picture originally from MAX★STAR)|
My biggest gripe with any of my pairs of Converse and others are the little grommeted holes on the sides that let water in when it rains. Not cool, Converse. What are the holes for anyway? Thankfully those silly little holes aren't here! I also don't have to worry about soggy shoes or wet socks anymore. Your shoes also won't get dirty but the platform will, which is pretty easy to clean up on the sides. I have worn these when it was drizzling before and they barely got wet. Haven't really been out in a bad rain recently though we have had rain that was pretty bad. I just didn't have anything to leave the house for personally.
You will get comments on these because they're platform sneakers! I haven't gotten a comment directly but people are loud and I have overheard people going (verbatim) "OH MY GAWD I LOVE HER SHOES." That was weird. I'm pretty used to people making comments about my shoes, though its usually about my heels. I don't know why, maybe its because I buy heels with crazy designs.
These were $39.98 and came close to $50*. Fairly expensive but they hold up well and it's been 3 months. That's about the time my sneakers start looking like they've taken a beating. These just had a little dirt on the side of the platform, no big deal.
If you want a pair, you can find them at MAX★STAR. They have a pretty big range of sizes and have been doing their best to get bigger sizes. If you have a question, leaving a comment will get you helped both on the website and on their Facebook page! They're super nice. There's a color and everyone, I'm sure.
*I ordered these in January, and shipping has changed since then. You can see the prices & options here.
PS: Sorry for the stock photos. I could not, for the life of me, get pictures of these shoes. The place I usually use is preoccupied at the moment. I'll get wear pictures up and some non-stock photos.