The plateau in addition to helping you to get up if you are small, is suitable for those who are not used to heels.
And if the heel shoe is not for you, rather than being clumsy in walking, there are "flat" proposals, like the ballerina or a 3/4 cm heel.
Finally I find the white sneakers, like the Converse in the picture, very provocative but original, but only for a millenials.
Then good choice to all and that is forever !!