One of the reason’s we’re absolutely sure that the wedge is one of the most relevant shoe silhouettes this season, is that the hottest high-end brands of the moment all have all jumped on board.
It’s no new news that Paris-based label Amina Muaddi has become high on the wish lists of many footwear appreciators worldwide over the past few years. Thanks to creating an iconic and recognisable feature synonymous to her brand, the martini heel, Muaddi’s curation of footwear and accessories has fast become cult-status, and beyond exquisite to look at. Muaddi has this season offered a variety of wedged sandals and boots, in glittery hues, PVC and buttery suede. Such a generous offering of this silhouette chez Muaddi, cements this style as the ‘it’ shoe, 10 times over.
If you’re after something a little more contemporary, Swedish brand Acne Studios have this season put their stamp on the wedge. This acid-green suede sandal is complete with all the brand’s grungy bells and whistles, AKA studs and extra-ness.
For those who prefer the glimmer of glamour, these Gold Patent Leather Wedges by Jimmy Choo are sure to make your heart sparkle. Featuring a thin wedged heel, paired with pointy accents and the opportunity to show off some toe cleavage, they’re the sexy option that would be perfect to accompany you on a night on the town.
Now, we’re all familiar with the ‘trickle-down effect’, right? Well if you’re not, it’s the notion that whatever trends are set and formed at the high-end, will eventually trickle down to the mid-market, high-street level where more humans have the ability to shop. If you’re not keen on spending upwards of $1,000 on a pair of wedges this season, fret not, as many of our retailers here chez Monde have also got some goodies to offer at more accessible prices.
Take NET-A-PORTER for instance, one of our go-to places to shop the best of the world’s most highly sought-after brands. Home to labels such as Wandler and ST. AGNI, the offering of wedges with a contemporary sensibility is extensive! Both of the options below, the Leather Wedge Sandal & Gaia Leather Wedge Mules, are simple, elegant and are of a quality to justify a purchase of their price.
Australian destination for style, The Iconic, is another place to find a generous chunk of mid-market options when attempting to adhere to a new trend. Thankfully, there is no shortage of wedge options here, either. We’re especially enamoured by these painfully 2000’s wedged thongs by Melbourne-based label Naked Vice due to their easily ability to take a look from the beach to the bar. Oh and this option from Siren in the clear PVC is a great dupe for the Amina Muaddi’s featured in our ‘Luxe’ round up.
Oh, you like a dupe? Well boy do we have some here for you. Gracing our ‘Less’ wedge offering are a curation of footwear favourites that will always be here to support the ‘look for less’ consideration. Retailers such as ASOS are the perfect way to catapult yourself into the world of affordable footwear that doesn’t compromise on style or trend.
These Orange Square Toed Wedged Mules by Bershka are not only a formidable replica of the Aminda Muaddi ones listed above, but they’re currently on sale at 50% off! The perfect place to tip your toes into the wedge pool without taking too much of a financial risk.
For an almost exact replica of the Wandler Gaia Wedges above, Billini is making a compelling case with their Monica Wedges, at a 6th of the price! This classic design and refreshing palette makes it a shoe that would be perfect for the office, for a Saturday afternoon event or even a bride for any of her upcoming events.
If the ST. AGNI bone coloured wedges above tickled your fancy but the price tag did not, the Simmy Wedges by DAZIE are an excellent option. Perfect for those who prefer to lean toward a minimalist sensibility, these Simmy would be great paired with a linen dress or smart trouser.