Oh, the “flatform” . . . dislike the name almost as much as the word “jeggings” but love that they give the balls of my feet a break while still adding several inches of height. Here are some of my favorite reasonably leveled platforms for those long summer strolls ahead.

(Clockwise from top left: Vena Cava Suzanne $388  Delman Carrie $250, Jeffrey Campbell Douma $179, Cooperative Janis $59, Michael Kors Triple Buckle $750, Modern Vintage Wedge $250, Ecote Macrame Platform $59, Jeffrey Campbell Suebee $140; bottom image via Vogue.com)