Wedge sandals and their espadrille sister are a divisive shoe type. Some consider the stacked style minimal, a comfortable shoe and a more wearable heel than sandals, and some dismiss the design as ugly or even a little past it.
But if you’ve consciously uncoupled with wedge sandals in the past few years, it’s time to fall back in love with them because they’re all over the high street, Instagram, on celebs and royals alike and heck, they’re comfy.
How to wear a wedge sandal
With 90s fashion a mainstay for summer, it’s those minimalist, structured wedges you should be reaching for to wear with micro minis and jeans and a tee (nothing looks cooler, in my opinion).
Have you seen a summer suit or co-ord worn with a wedge sandal? It elevates it ten fold.
And for classic style, follow the (unofficial) royal heeled shoe of an espadrille; Princess Kate wears her Castaner espadrilles on repeat with floral dresses and summer frocks, as not only do they look great, but they’re a brilliant option for any kind of terrain – no heels stuck here.
Many of us also find wedges far more comfortable than a standard heeled shoe, too.
I certainly can wear a pair of wedged sandals all day without much complaint, and find walking in a wedge a lot easier than a heel. There’s nothing worse than getting a stiletto or kitten heel stuck in the grass or a grate, which let’s face it, has happened to us all.
For 2023, wedge sandals have gone strappy and we’re here for it. There’s plenty of open-toe styles, along with closed-toe, singular strapped and ankle-lace up styles too. This is the shoe to see you through summer…
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