The lure of the wedge.

by Katie on April 30, 2010

I went to the Dune, Bertie and Pied a Terre press open day yesterday and they’re everywhere for Winter ’10 – on shoes, ankle boots, open toed peeps, long boots…you get the picture? Wedges have gone global.

I actually almost reneged and slid into buying a (discounted) pair at the Anya Hindmarch sample sale a day prior to this as they were soft tan , peep toed, with glints of gold metal and great for next season but in the end, I gave up the ghost and thought “nah”. A day’s a long time in fashion. I still have a pair of Prada wedges languishing unworn in a box somewhere that seemed a good idea at the time or until I got them home from the Sloane Street store at least.

I just can’t get into them. They don’t go with my vintage wardrobe and even when in my designer high fash ensembles, they just, well, do nothing but sit there on the end of my feet, heavy and making them look unbalanced. 

This is not helped by the fact that I’m a size 36.5/37. They also give the appearance of fat ankles and believe me readers, that’s the last thing I have, so why would I want to do that to myself?

Then there’s the difficulty in getting the damned things heeled. Notoriously difficult if there’s barely a little ‘un. Plus, due to this, I’ve seen so many women with them worn away at the back and that just looks unkempt and atrocious.

I suppose the advantages are they do bear up better under trial of the infamous London paving slabs and tube escalators. And they will give height and stature for next season’s must have long trouser a la Celine (or by then, Zara).

I’m holding onto my guns and going it solo for as long as possible on this trend (though I suppose I could be tempted by these cute furry topped versions at New Look). But don’t blame me if I crumble. I can always blame peer group pressure. And, after all, they do call Glaswegians ‘weegies’.

Shoes featured all from A/W 10 collections. Pied a Terre – Long boot, Parton, £250; Dune – Peep toe shoe, Ace – £85; New Look – Fur topped wedge boots.
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iUnderEye May 4, 2010 at 8:15 am

Hi Katie,

Thanks for doing this, I will show it to my boss.

x Leon from Dune


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