Platform describes footwear with raised, thick soles of at least one and a half inches in height. Platform soles are often made of cork, plastic, rubber or wood and are generally worn for fashion or to add height.
Prom describes a type of footwear specially designed for prom night. Prom shoe styles vary widely in design and color, and their different styles can be chosen depending on the prom gown they are meant to complement. Still, the most common prom styles are generally ankle straps and slingback sandals with medium to high heels with shinny uppers or decorated with sparkling ornaments. Low heel thong sandals decorated with sparkling rhinestones are also a popular choice.