I Wear These Comfy Platform Boots Everywhere, and They're on Sale Right Now

They go perfectly with jeans and a sweater or leggings and a puffer. 

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Sam Edelman platform combat boots review
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Do you ever put on a piece of clothing and it instantly changes your attitude? Think: a polished pea coat that makes you feel sleek and sophisticated, or a pair of leather pants that transforms you into your sexiest self. Well, for me, that item is my newest pair of black platform boots. And how do they make me feel, you ask? Powerful.

I received the Circus by Sam Edelman Darren Boots for Christmas (thanks, Mom!) and from the moment I stepped into the cushiony kicks, I was feeling myself. They scream "stylish New Yorker," which is exactly the vibe I'm going for in this year. One step in these chunky black boots and I immediately feel like I can take on the world. Or, at least, the day ahead.

These are not your average black combat boots. Au contraire — made with a mixture of materials including quilted leather, corduroy, and a thick lug sole, these boots pull out all the stops. I've worn them with black leggings for quick errands, jeans and sweaters during casual dinners out, and even on morning coffee walks after a night of snow. You get the point. Since I opened the box on Christmas morning, I've worn these boots almost daily for a variety of occasions, and I feel like a badass stomping through the streets with my head held high every single time.

Sam Edelman platform combat boots review

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But unlike the knee-high, heeled leather boots I've tried to wear during my frequent five mile walks around NYC, these boots are insanely comfortable. And not just I-love-how-these-look-so-I'll-endure-slight-pain comfortable. No, wearing these platform boots during 30-minute treks to Chinatown for dumplings is just as pleasant as wearing my go-to sneakers. They're cushioned, durable, and keep my feet toasty during frigid winter days.

If you pay attention to trends, this isn't the first pair of platform boots you've seen this season. Chunky boots are having a serious moment, with celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kourtney Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez giving the versatile shoes their seal of approval. So, what are you waiting for? Join me and snag the boots you'll be wearing on repeat all winter long — plus, they're 58 percent off right now, so you can get them on major sale.

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