If there’s one trend in 2009 that made the leap from runway to mainstream in a big commercial way, it’s definitely the towering platform. This year we spied countless celebrities wearing the statement shoe trend in pumps, ankle booties and sandals. Their commitment to platform shoewear shows no sign of weaning and why would it? The extra boost can make anyone’s legs appear longer and it looks extra sharp with anything from skinny pants to maxi dresses. The best part about the platform trend is the many variations, from badass pumps embellished with buckles to simple pumps with a hidden platform, available at every price point, so there’s no excuse for not finding a pair fit just for you. We’ve rounded up the fiercest platforms to inspire you to great heights.

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