In my WIW thread today, I mentioned that my pewter wedge sandals (Kenneth Cole Reaction 3 years old, I think, and shown in photos 3-4 below) are not quite thrilling me the way they once were. Even though I still *like* them, I think I've fallen out of *love*. I have gotten good wear out of them, and I got them at Nordstrom Rack at a good price, so it's not like they were a huge investment.

But it got me looking at my sandals, and noticing which ones I have not reached for yet, even though we're a full month into sandal season. The ones pictured here in photos 1-2 are my other pair of pewter/gunmetal sandals, by Franco Sarto. In the last couple of years, I wore these with dressier outfits, and they're pretty clompy with those thick cork platform wedges. Somehow I'm not feeling the thick platforms the way I was a couple of years ago. Are they becoming dated? Or are they just becoming dated *for me*? Should I pass these along? I can think of one specific outfit I wore them with that I loved, but I think if I wore that same outfit now, I'd reach for different shoes. It also occurred to me that another pair of big-platformed wedge sandals (with stiff wooden soles) have also gone unworn, even though I like the looks of them.

What are your thoughts on platforms and chunkier wedges? I see them slowing down in popularity. Am I right? I'm starting to crave a different silhouette in shoes. Maybe it's my style evolving as much as it is the shift in trends.

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