Wedge sandals and platform shoes are a way different than each other. Wedge sandals are basically characterized by their wedge heels. Yet, the vast variety of sandal types might confuse you while buying the most suitable and fashionably sensible shoe for your dress.
Wedge sandals contain an arc shaped heel which is lower from the toe side and higher from the heel side. The heel of wedge might be up to 4 or 5 inches from the heel side. Now, low heel wedges are also produced, however, these wedge sandals also contain a wedge heel. Wedges might contain any type of strap on the top part, therefore, you should always consider the heel of the wedge to characterize it.
As evident from their name, platform shoes do not have any arc in the heel. The height of platform shoe heel is similar from toe till the heel. Platform shoes are manufactured in order to provide better grip and support to the people. People with joint deformities are also recommended platform shoes. Platform shoes are far more comfortable than wedges. Their heels are produced with around 1 inch height.