From time to time there are certain fashion trends that, much to my surprise, become mainstream. The most recent one I haven’t been able to ignore is the “wedge sneaker.” Now, I should let it be known that I have never been a big sneaker person. In fact I don’t even own a pair of sneakers, except for that one pair of Aasics shoes I wore back in high school during my cheerleading days. Those cheer shoes don’t even reside in my current closet, but rather sit in storage collecting dust at my Mom’s house. Besides an extremely brief flirtation with converse shoes in the past, I’ve never been a fan of sporty shoes. This might have to do with the fact that I’m just not a Sporty Spice. Dancing at Barbarella is about the closest thing I do to anything that could be called a “sport,” and I’d rather do that in a pair of platform heels.
What a wedge sneaker does, is it combines the sporty look of a sneaker but adds the height appeal of a heel. It’s honestly a combination that I find to be extremely odd. If you want to wear a sneaker, why not just wear a sneaker? Isn’t the whole point of wearing sneakers for the comfort and ease that these flexible shoes posses? Why would you need your sneakers to have an inconspicuous heel? To me, a wedge sneaker just looks like the dirty secret of a vertically challenged person.
What do you think? Do these shoes have you reliving your Sporty Spice days and make you want to sing “Wannabe”? Or is the sneaker wedge a fashion don’t?
Venice Wedge Sneaker, Nasty Gal $160
Graziana wedge sneaker, Aldo $110
Sam Edelman – Bennett, Solestruck $174.95
Ash-Bowie wedge sneaker, Urban Outfitters $195
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