Wedge sandals and shoes: show off your toesies and – gasp – walk comfortably in heels

By Jane | July 28 2013 | 28 Comments

So Ryan Tubridy might not like them: but a whole lot of the population do.  They supply height while being  – crucially- easy to walk in, which is probably the big reason why they’re so popular.  If you choose a pair with a built in platform it will elevate you by a couple more inches and still give you the power of eh balance and walking upright.  Super easy to style and totally versatile, wedge sandals are perfect for summer.

With millions of styles, shades and types out there let’s have a look at a selection of what’s on offer.

Summer whites to show off a tan



 Black to take you from day to evening

FOREVER 21 €37   OFFICE £60   ZARA €50

FOREVER 21 €37 OFFICE £60 ZARA €50

Neutrals to go with everything



Multicoloured wedges



Gorgeous summer shades

OFFICE £50   FOREVER 21 €34   BOOHOO.COM €38





Are you on board with wedges or do you hate ‘em?

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28 Replies to "Wedge sandals and shoes: show off your toesies and – gasp – walk comfortably in heels"

  • Ladyelvis says:

    What has that oracle of women’s fashion said about wedges? Bated breath!

    • Aisling says:

      He just doesn’t like them – lots of men don’t, I don’t know why!

      • Ladyelvis says:

        Huh. Bet I know. Intimated by tall women, perhaps? Here’s a secret Ryan, women don’t care what you, or men, think about their footwear! Not sure why, but this has irritated me intensely. Probably getting my period. As Ryan might possibly say.

      • Yaz says:

        OMG so weird, I just asked my OH and he said he doesn’t like them either?! I love them, so comfy and easy to walk in without the fear of getting stuck in a grill or fall over :))

  • underpressure says:

    Most men don’t like wedges but funny enough the few I know are tall men, are they afraid of us near women being taller than them and heaven forbid comfortable?!!! I love my wedges and they are the most comfortable way to add height without that burning pain in the ball of your foot like “traditional” high heels give you after only wearing them for a very short time. I will continue to wear wedges. I am happy there are so many different styles available, boots with wedges, sandals and even sneakers.

  • Shygirl says:

    I love wedges, so comfy.

  • sevda says:

    I can’t wear them as I can’t balance.

    I was tempted by these and bought them at 35 euro but returned them. They were lovely on though.

    • Aisling says:

      They’re down to €20 now! They’re lovely. I can’t balance in ANY high shoes at the moment, it kills me, I’m stuck in flats all the time

  • Wedgeworthy says:

    Unfortunately I have fallen so head over heels or let’s make that wedge over heels in love with wedges that now I walk like an ostrich up on stilts whenever I wear high heels… wonder if they do wedge wedding shoes???? :-()

  • Ladyelvis says:

    Just remembered I have a pair of silver Terry de Havilland wedges I must dig out!

  • EvieM says:

    Those black and white Forever 21 ones are lovely. I have a few pairs of wedges, nothing mega high like those ones though. I keep meaning to get some but then I end up getting something else instead. Was mad for a pair of green suede ones with dark wooden heel a while back, but at £100 sterling, they were a bit too expensive for Topshop so I ended up buying some blue/green heels in Zara for €50 instead. And does anyone care what Ryan Tubridy thinks about womens shoes???

    • LynnieDoll says:

      Eh No EvieM, I certainly don’t…… Love wedges, anything that gives a short arse like me more height, I’ll have it.

  • Catherine says:

    Sorry don’t like these at all. I think they look and clunky and don’t flatter anyone. Also I find the strap across the ankle just shortens the leg. Thumbs down from me.

  • Jane says:

    I love wedges as they really are easy to walk in. But I do actually like the style of them too and they are so versatile. I have loads of them and the only ones that are uncomfortable are the wooden ones as your feet get so tired in them – so hard.
    And the selection this year is great.

  • OtherMary says:

    I don’t care what men think but I do like looking down at them from a wedge-boosted height of over 6 feet. Wedges >>> stilettos any day.

  • Sandy Beach says:

    Most of those are just to scarily high for me. I’m not big on wedges, but of all my shoes husband hates this style the most. What is it?

  • KittyKat says:

    So wedges and jeans – what are your thoughts gap between hem of jeans and ground – Should any heel show? Should all the heel show?? Anyone??

  • tina10 says:

    Clarkes actually have a handful of lovely wedges in. Not quite as high or clunky as some of the ones above. I have 3 pairs of Clarkes wedges from summers previous and I get compliments on them everytime I wear them.

  • Macloon says:

    The very high ones look a bit special needs. Ostrich on stilts is about right.

    The older I get the lower the heels are getting :)

  • Susan says:

    I love wedges I never feel confident in heels so wedges are my choice everytime. But I prefer when the shoe and the heel match I don’t like a wooden heel and a coloured shoe!

  • salsera says:

    Clarkes have some mad magenta suede wedges with a liberty print heel going for only 40 yoyo. I have terrible feet and find sandals very hard to buy but I can wear these with bare feet. They’re like slippers!

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