Trending: Wedge Sneakers

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It all started with a teenager who wanted to look more elegant in her hightop trainers.

Beginning at an early age, Paris-based designer Isabel Marant inserted cork wedges into her hightops because she wanted to look taller and, ironically, more elegant while still having the casual ease of downtown street style (get the full story on Fashionista.com).  As fashion progressed and her collections became a household name, Marant developed her own wedge sneaker style, sparking well-soled envy among those who could wish to wear them (and inspiring hundreds of similar styles by other familiar shoe names).

 

Wedge sneakers work because they’re subtle – they’re just casual enough to have a downtown edge while their slightly-increased wedge heel (a sneaker’s hidden wedge typically gives you just an inch or so of a lift) prevents your leg from looking cut-off at the ankle.  And, unlike many shoe trends, wedge sneakers are incredibly comfortable (particuarly for those with a high arch).

 

From Giuseppe Zanotti and Jimmy Choo to MARC by Marc Jacobs and Ash, shoe designers have adopted the wedge sneaker style, giving women a new way to lace up their feet.

 

Click through the album on the right to see our favorites

 

When styling your wedge kicks, go casual & sleek.  These are not shoes to wear with wide-leg or boot-cut jeans.  In the Fall and Winter months, your wedge sneakers go best with an ankle-zip or skinny-leg jean.  Depending on your personal style, we’re also fans of pairing our wedge sneakers with a short, circle skirt or pair of leather shorts.

 

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