The wedge shoe is a summer staple for so many practical reasons. Yes, this might be the one time we put precedence on practically in our fashion choice…not that they aren’t ka-ute, too! But wedges stop us from getting our heels stuck in the grass (you know what we’re talking about) at a variety of summer events where flat shoes aren’t invited, from weddings, to romantical picnics, to afternoon rosé parties (wine o’clock all day every day in the summatime!).
For the most part, wedges are also far less painful on our tootsies than a pair of spiked high heels, given their platform bottom. Their comfiness lends to maximum wearability and versatility, since you can keep them on all day and night.
The following wedge options have us particularly haute to trot.
Michael Kors Lacey Butterfly Embellished Leather Wedge, $169
Valentino Garavani Wedge Sandal with Studs, $970
Jeffrey Campbell Kalli Platform Wedge Sandal, $196
Gucci Leather Platform Espadrille, $885
Dynamite Ribbon Tie Wedge Sandal, $42