The last time I saw any kind of heel on a sneaker was, I believe, in the late 90’s when they adorned the pretty little feet of the Spice Girls. Unfortunately, with the demise of the all girl super group, so the sneaker heel too died its very own small death, un-noticed for sure, but some of us mourned.
Those of us who were challenged in the height department did anyway. But now I have good news, as a brand new, up to date, modern version is stepping out on our streets with enough pizzazz to make us forget about those glorious spiced up 90’s. And if, like me, the only reason you care not for sneakers is the fact that they offer you no height boost then take a look at these pairs, destined to become our very new best friends. I mean, if any fashion trend of that era deserves a second chance, then these feet treats do.
Suede & Leather Sneaker Wedges – £425
This gorgeous Sneaker Wedges have a 90mm Internal wedge heel with a 20mm Internal platform. Features include side and back zip closures with leather edging, leather innersole and lining. They come with a sturdy rubber sole and are made from 100% calfskin. Lace up with a tie and have a glossy patch on the back heel. Made in Italy. Buy from luisaviaroma.com.
Wedge Boots – $62.99
These fabulous goth style boots have a heel height of 1 inch and a shaft height of 5.75 inches. A lace-up bootie with a cool sneaker vibe, exactly what we want for the new season. Other great assets include covered wedge heel, Velcro strap and contrasting outsole. Available in black suede or taupe. Taupe costs $45.49. To buy either colour buy from www.aldoshoes.com/us/women/boots/wedge-boots/.
Ash ‘Bowie’ Sneaker – $224.95
Check these babies out, available in stone or orange. Heel height is 2 ½ inches and boot shaft height is 3 inches. A court-inspired favorite gets an ultrachic, urban makeover with a lofty wedge heel and a wide hook-and-loop strap that wraps the vamp. Lace-up style with hook-and-loop closure. Features a suede and canvas upper/leather and canvas lining/rubber sole. Buy from shop.nordstrom.com
Ark Leather Wedge Ankle Boots – $152.19
Wedge ankle boots by ASOS Collection. Crafted in genuine leather with suede panelling. Featuring a lace up front, a tiered, cushioned ankle cuff, triangular shaped panelling to the sides, a rounded almond-shaped toe, and a high leather-covered wedge heel with a contrast rubber sole and caterpillar-textured tread. Buy from us.asos.com.
Net a Porter
See by Chloé – Leather & Suede Sneaker Style Ankle Boots – £310
I love this fashion house and these sneakers are just spot on! The wedge heel measures approximately 90mm/ 3.5 inches with a 10mm/ 0.5 inch platform. As athletic-inspired looks stormed the runways this season, and See by Chloé’s brown leather and suede sneaker-style ankle boots are a cool hybrid of fashion and sport. For a street-chic outfit, wear them with a denim dress and carry a sleek neon bag. Small to size. Buy from net-a-porter.com.
SLVR Oxford Wedge – $185
The Oxford Wedge sneaker shoes update a classic silhouette with a satin-like textile upper, soft leather heel cap and collar flap and a comfortable SLVR wedge sole. The shoe’s jagged outsole design adds functional grip in inclement weather. Features a satin-like textile upper with a leather and canvas lining. Comes with matching laces and has a comfortable SLVR wedge with a soft matching leather heel cap and collar flap. Buy from slvrstore.adidas.com.