Q:Can y’all do a Roundup of Wedding Wedges? I am SO struggling to find ones, and Maddie has such great taste!
A:Well, first things first. Flattery like that will get you just about anything you ask for. Second, wedges are magical shoes that I happen to live in year round. So lucky for you, I’ve done a lot of research on the matter. Before we get into our roundup, there are a few things I’ve learned in my quest for the perfect wedges that I should pass on to you in your own search.
Our philosophy on wedding shoes is that if you’re wearing a long dress, most people are only ever going to get a glimpse of what’s on your feet. So your shoes? Those are all for you, baby. It’s important to have at least a few things in wedding planning where nobody else gets a say, and that goes both ways. If you want to wear simple, practical shoes, go for it! If you want to wear outrageous, avant-garde shoes, we support you whole-heartedly. That said, when it comes to wedges, the only part most people are going to see is your heel. So if you do want people to ooh and ahh over your fantastic footwear, look for shoes that have an interesting heel (especially if you opt for platforms).
Keep an eye Out for the Heel Height
There are usually two reasons to buy wedges instead of regular heels. One is for comfort. The other is so that you don’t sink into the grass when you’re outside. If you’re going for comfort, know that not all wedges are created equal. Even though it may add height, I find that a little bit of a platform generally makes wedges (really all heels) more comfortable, especially if you’re going to be wearing them for a long time. That’s because platforms help distribute pressure from the balls of your feet to the rest of your foot (and the squishy platform padding doesn’t hurt either). If platforms are out of the question, just keep an eye out for the heel to toe height ratio when shopping for wedges. A less spiky heel doesn’t automatically denote comfort.
All Hail Jessica Simpson
I don’t know how she does it, but every pair of Jessica Simpson wedges I own is also the most comfortable pair of wedges I own. This is not a paid endorsement. Her shoes are just really good. And made of leather. And less than a hundred dollars. So if you don’t find anything you like here, that’s where I’d start.
Black & White: 1. Rebecca Minkoff Lore Wedges via Zappos ($117) 2. Jeffrey Campbell Croquet Sera, Sera Wedge via ModCloth ($125) 3.French Connection Ulie Wedges via Zappos ($117) 4. Diane von Furstenberg Balgo Suede Point-Toe Wedge Pump via Neiman Marcus ($350) 5. Madison Harding Glinda Flatform via NastyGal ($155)
Color: 1. Jessica Simpson Cipriana Wedge Sandal via Heels.com ($90) 2. One Suite Day Wedge via ModCloth ($40) 3. Diane Von Furstenberg Wynne Criscross Wedge Sandal via Neiman Marcus ($179) 4. Mind Over Matte Wedge in Sage via ModCloth ($37) 5. Asos Photogenic Wedges via Asos ($56) 6. Charles by Charles David Nemesis Wedge in Blue Suede via Zappos ($200)Metallic: 1. J. Renee Chrissy Wedge (available in gold, silver, bronze and blue sparkle) via Zappos ($100) 2. Jimmy Choo Baxen Glittered Wedge Pump via Neiman Marcus ($625) 3. Tory Burch ‘Emerson’ Cage Wedge Sandal via Nordstrom ($295) 4. Senso Wilma II Pewter Wedge Heeled Sandals via Asos ($222) 5. United Nude Collection ‘Kim’ Sandal via Nordstrom ($239) 6. Liliana Jaida Women’s Ankle Strap Wedges via Overstock.com ($40)