It’s no secret that I’m not much of a “sneaker” girl. In fact, I didn’t even include the (very) few pairs of sneakers I own in my Shoe Challenge, because for me they’ve always been the kind of shoes that are worn purely for practical reasons, and even then, only when I absolutely have to.
All of which makes me wonder why it is that I’m suddenly finding myself drawn to wedge sneakers, of all things.
The wedge sneaker, as I’m sure most of you have noticed, has been going through a surge in popularity recently. Everyone, from high-end designer labels to budget brands, has been producing some kind of variation of what I tend to think of as “the Spice Girl Sneaker”, and they’re available in everything from super-bright, clashing colours, to much more muted shades.
I…don’t hate them. I realise that’s a very lukewarm endorsement of the trend, but for me to be even looking at sneakers is a huge step, and lately I’ve not only been looking at some of the wedge sneakers that keep popping up at my favourite shoe stores: I’ve been finding myself thinking they could look rather fantastic, with the right kind of outfit.
What do you think of wedge sneakers? Do you own any?
Take a look at the gallery below if you need to see more to be convinced…