Ahhh, tact! My strong point. You’ll appreciate me by the end of the post, I promise.
Normally, we associate wedges with summertime, flowing dresses, espadrilles and the like – we don’t see many fun wedges in the fall or winter seasons… However, I’ve become particularly enamored with wedges as of late – Gasp! Out of SEASON?! – but they’re refreshed, renewed, they’re… Covered?
Yeah, covered. What does that even mean? The sole of the shoe is covered by the same material as the upper, which gives a futuristic, “disproportionate” appeal which is a sweet change from 1970’s-throwback wooden heels, or semi-orthopedic plastic soles of “modern workwear”.
If you’ve glanced at the sidebar within the last week or so, you’ll have noticed these 80&20 Lily Wedges in the most amazing orange patent leather. They also come in patent grey, but I was just smitten with the vibrancy. They were just reduced at Tobi from $135 down to only $67.They were $81 last week! They must really need to go… Someone buy them for a loving, needy blogger-ette?
Also, the ever-innovative and stunning Nubby Twiglet has become just as enamored as I over these beautiful new creations, and sprung for two pairs of Dries Van Noten “Nurse” Wedges from their F/W 2007 collection in burgundy and grey. Ohhh, to have the beautiful bank account (correction: saving ability) to afford such amazing shoes… Where she got them is a flipping mystery, because I’ve been looking for a while and they are NOWHERE to be found.
After some serious digging, I managed to find these dopplegangers for a reasonable price:
80%20 Women’s Lily Satin Covered Wedge
Oh sweet joy! SATIN covered Lily wedges to covet. What’s that? What’s that you say? They also come in PURPLE SATIN? Well, skin me alive. I’m doomed.
There are coincidentally a billion covered wedges by Raton, but no one else seems to have gotten them memo that this style is super hot. Fortunately, we have wonderful crocodile patent leather wedges under $100 to soothe our worries.
These are a bit more sleek and streamlined, which I like. The shine of the leather is all the glamour I need, on some days.
Well, that’s the extent of the covered wedges for around $100 that I, personally, could find. However, I did find some pricier, fancier, designer-ier covered wedges that I mostly am going to show you out of lust, but feel free to spend all your Christmas money in one place (take THAT, Grandma!):
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA 22 – Women – FOOTWEAR – Wedges on YOOX.COM
Guess. It’ll be funnier when you click the link that way. (Actually, they’re both under $300..? Not… bad..?)
What do you think of these future-tastic incarnations of the age-old wedge? Let me know in the comments!