Shoe lovers far and wide flock to get their hands on our designer wedge shoes for women. Wedges are the comfy and fun alternative to classic high heels. They are a combination of sandals and heels, while platform shoes are like sneakers, but with elevated soles. From designers like Steve Madden, Dolce Vita and Marc Fisher, Shoe-Inn has an entire collection of wedges and platforms waiting for you.
Wedges have a single piece of rubber that serves as the sole and heel. It’s thicker at the back compared to the front — like a mixture between high-heels and boots. First introduced into the Italian market in the 1930s, wedges even date as far back as ancient Greece. They gave people of importance more height to be noticed among common folk.
But not all wedges are high heels. They can be flatter with lower heels accompanied by different styles like platforms, ankle straps, t-straps and others. Wedges are a style of shoe that offers more support compared to typical high heels, yet they add the right amount of height for any outfit. The shoes give off a cosmopolitan image and look amazing with any length of dress or skirt.
How to Stay on Trend With Wedges
Wedges are more of a casual piece of footwear that can match relaxed outfits. Once in a while, you will find a much more elegant pair of wedges you can wear with fancier ensembles, making you look fab in a skirt or asymmetrical maxi dress. Summer wedges are amazing touches to your dresses, shorts or flared pants. Whether you're spending time with friends or going out for date night, women’s designer wedge sandals are available in a mix of style and heights perfect for the occasion.
Their versatile styles, like closed-toed wedges, even make them the ideal shoes for fall and early winter. The style of shoe looks great on anyone of any lifestyle, and they are, by nature, a fashionable choice. Pick them over flats or another shoe, and you’ve already changed up your look. Wedges also add more shape to heavy ankles, making them appear thinner.
Because wedges are chunkier as opposed to the sleek design of heels, they are more casual compared to sophisticated high-end options. However, they are still cute, flirty and fashionable footwear. Good outfits to wear with wedges include maxi skirts, shorts, jumpsuits, boho styles, wrap dresses and flared jeans, but be careful when pairing them with pencil skirts, capris and straight-legged pants.
What About Platforms?
While platforms are under the wedge category, they represent a style of shoes that are like sneakers but with raised soles. Platforms are a unique and bold way to add height to an outfit with the same comfort of a sneaker or sandal. They have thicker soles made of rubber, cork, plastic or wood. The silhouette exploded throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s and are an absolute summer must-have.
Slip on some platform shoes with your favorite band tee and boyfriend jeans for a retro look or with a fun skirt and blouse. Platforms can be sneakers, sandals, slides and many other styles, so your options are endless!
Take a Look at Our Designers
Shoe-Inn works hard to deliver designer-level trends from across the world to support women of every personality and style. Our selection of wedges and platform shoes offer cute and fun vibes as well and unique and bold styles. Shop online now and, if you fill up your cart with more than $150 worth of merch, you will receive free shipping. Have fun!