Dr. Lisa Airan was quoted in the Wall Street Journal as a fan of platforms.

For comfort, New York dermatologist Lisa Airan swears by platforms from Gianvito Rossi and Azzedine Alaïa. “I can wear those all day,” she said. At 5-foot-6, Dr. Airan also finds the shoes help balance voluminous clothes, like a long feather-embellished Erdem evening skirt she recently wore to a benefit. “You have to compensate with platforms. The proportion of certain clothes just won’t look right if you don’t have that height.”