Wedge Shoe Styles

One style of footwear you see fashionista's wearing season after season are Wedges. It really is the shoe style that never dies and each season it comes back in more intricate styles than ever...

The style of a wedge shoe has a very distinctive design, whereby the sole of the shoe is one piece. The height of the heel and platform vary from style to style.

As you know ‘Wedges’ aren’t new in fact they have been around since the 1930’s. Designer Salvatore Ferragamo was the first wedge shoe designer who designed the first pair out of wood. Wedges boomed in America during the Second World War because at the time there was a lack of materials as all the leather and rubber was prioritised for all the war efforts. As time went on and fashion evolved, cork became a popular medium wedged shoes styles which worked well and became the signature style aesthetic for many wedge styles we even still see today. Using cork in wedge shoes also had its advantages, it is light weight yet durable which makes it a sturdy footwear choice for the wearer.

Wedged shoes are the style to be investing in this season and should be a staple piece to any shoe collection; they literally go with everything, instantly enhancing your least thought-out ensembles. 
The greatest thing about wedged shoe designs is the fact that you get the heel height with out the ball ache of constantly having to look where you are stepping as you do have to with stiletto heels. Wedges give that extra height making while helping the legs look slimmer with out having to compromise over comfort.

The versatility of the shoes are endless be it spring summer or autumn winter, wedged shoes are the building blocks to a dynamic shoe collection. So, book in your pedicures and get inspiration from my mini edit so that you can rock your perfect wedge shoes styles this season!

One: Farfetch- Giuseppe Zantonni

Two: Nastygal- Privileged

Three: Charlotte Russe- Criss cross

Four: Missguided- Sahia Suede- Steve Madden Winslet

Five: Lord and Taylor-Steve Madden

Which ones do you like the most?


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