The point of high heels is to create the illusion that you are thinner, by elongating your legs. This causes you to resemble a woodland spirit--a nymph, or similar.
Unless you are wearing those shoes with the platform only on the front, in which case you resemble a woodland spirit of the smelly, hairy, with-a-tail variety. The variety nymphs avoid, out of a developed sense of self-respect and -preservation.
Yes, a chunky platform shoe evokes the 70s and the 90s, neither of which was a good decade for fashion. But the answer is to eradicate the whole platform, not just the back. That just makes you look like a satyr with a tragic and painful heel spur. And a pretty good spa, I guess.
A regular stiletto is fine, ladies. I promise. It's probably better for your feet, it's lighter, and no one who looks at you will wonder where you left your pan pipes.