Yeah, yeah, you get the drill by now – sneakers are life. But at times, we short girls need that added height that heels and platforms offer. After all, according to tall people, the air is fresher up there.

We kid, but really, sometimes we do need the height boost, especially when we’re a) going to a concert; b) have a boyfriend as tall as Chris Hemsworth, and c) want to verify if the rumours are true and that the air is really fresher up there.

At times like that, we thank the universe or the genius who first conceptualised platform sneakers. Here are 14 we love.

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