Not to put too fine a point on it, but Gen Z fashion trends can be utterly baffling to this millennial writer. Couldn’t we have left low-rise pants in the early aughts? (But honestly, props to anyone bold enough to wear them!) Now, Emma Chamberlain is reminding me of another Gen Z trend that’s also quite audacious: sky-high platform shoes—and I really mean sky-high.
Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Chamberlain wore Unif Crypto Boots ($222) with impressive 5.5″ heels. With the under-25 set leading the way, exaggerated platforms are definitely a major trend in 2022—in fact, they made the shortlist on my recent roundup of the absolute boldest trends of the season. Scroll down to see how Emma Chamberlain styled them to perfection and shop the platform trend for yourself.