Friday, May 10, 2013

Wedged between style!

What's the best shoe to wear without compromising style and comfort? The wedge heel! It has a thick distinctive one piece sole whereas high heels have a separate sole. Wedge heels have different heights and can range from very low and conservative heels to Lady Gaga crazy heels. These one of a kind shoes have been around since the 1930s. Back then, the wedge didn't have such a distinct heel and had cellophane straps. 

Italian designer, Salvatore Ferragamo, created the wedge in 1935. The first wedge was an orthopedic wedge and later progressed into the wedge heel. He used cork and wood in his designs because there was a shortage of leather and rubber. During WWII, the wedge heel became popular because leather and other materials were needed for the war. The wedge heel was colorful and loud in the 1970s and the wedge sneaker became trendy in the 1990s.

A wedge heel designed by Ferragamo for Judy Garland

Today, you can find the perfect pair because there are many different styles to choose from. What we love most about these shoes is that they can transition easily from day to night and season to season. They look great with a casual pair of shorts or dressy with a summer dress. Here are a few that we are currently crushing on... because they do change from time to time :)

{One} Steve Madden Haywire Espadrille {Two} Crown julep wedge {Three} Tate color-block wedge {Four}Wendi peep toe wedge {Five} It must be malt wedge {Six} Daffodil smooth goat {Seven} Holly wedge sandal 

Do you wear wedge heels? Do you prefer wedges or heels? Which wedge is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Xo Wil Harris 
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  1. Crushing on number 5!!! They are Gourgeousssss.

    Sarah| Beauty and Lemonade xo

  2. Love the number 3! So pretty! :D

    xx MJ

  3. I think I prefer wedges because they give your feet and spine a better balance and in the long run, thats important. Love the pretty pairs you selected. I appreciate you stopping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Right, especially if you're walking in them all day! Thank you Sam and you're welcome. Have a great weekend.

  4. I didn't know that Salvatore created them! So awesome! These are so pretty! I love the variations in color and textures.

  5. Gosh these are all so cute! I really love #4 with the striped wedge!

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  6. Thanks for the history lesson. I love wedges because of what you said, they are comfy and still stylish. My fave here has to be the Holly wedge sandal.

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  7. Wow I love all of them! Wedges are so perfect for summer right?

  8. Wedges are the best! Great post ladies. I'm looking for a collection of wedges for my Vegas trip in June. Very inspirational.

  9. im loving wedges ;)

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XO Wil Harris