If you're looking for a wedge shoe, you have tons of options. Wedges vary in style and come in a variety of heights, colors and materials. These heeled shoes are a comfortable alternative to a stiletto or traditional high heel. Due to the nature of the wedge, weight is dispersed more evenly on your foot, meaning you get the height of the heel with less of the pain that generally comes with it.
If you want to keep it casual, slip on an espadrille. Espadrilles are casual shoes that generally have a rope sole and are made of cloth on top. Wedge espadrilles are casual and chic, but hold off on wearing them until the spring and summer months. Make your espadrilles look more summery by wearing them with a bright color or a fun print. Also, try out clog-inspired wedges, as clogs are making a comeback. Not only is the clog wedge trendy, but it's extremely comfortable making it perfect for daytime wear.
Peep-toe wedges are an ideal alternative to sandals if you don't want to show off too much foot. Peep-toe wedges come in a slew of materials so try a leather or patent leather style for dressier occasions. If you want your feet to breathe a little more go with a cut-out or sandal wedge. If you really want to make a statement, sport a sky-high wedge style. Since wedges are easier to walk in, you can rock this style more easily, and designers know it. So, if you want to be super tall, the sky-high wedge is the perfect choice for you.
Menswear inspired oxfords have made their way to womenswear. They first started out as more feminine flats, but have been recreated by many designers in wedges. Step out in style, and be right on trend with these super fashionable wedge shoes. Oxford wedges come with or without laces and in a variety of styles and colors, which allows you to pick the one you like best. If the oxford surprises you, try out the platform, straight wedge for size. These shoes keep the playing field level, literally. There is no heel. The entire sole of the shoe is elevated but the same height. Not only will you be fashion-forward but imagine how much easier walking will be!
Winter weather wedges are a fantastic substitute for high-heel boots. They can still look just as dressy but are much more comfortable. Wedge boots come in many different styles, just like any other boot, so wear an ankle wedge boot, taller boot, peep toe, or anything else you can dream up.
Pamela Simmons has been writing professionally since 2009. Her articles on fashion, beauty and other topics have appeared on Denim Therapy and other websites. Simmons serves as an editor and public relations manager for CHIC.TV. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.