Sporty style is increasingly evident in everyday clothes and images, this is due to its practicality and convenience. Such an original combination of comfort and femininity are wedge sneakers (aka sneakers).
In 2011, the sneakers of the French brand Isabel Marant blew up the catwalk with their appearance and won the hearts of fashionistas.
Representatives of the fashion industry picked up the trend, making their own changes in colors, materials and style. Today, platform sneakers do not lose their popularity.
Externally, wedge sneakers are an elegant model of shoes in a sporty style with a smooth rise from toe to heel. The height of the wedge varies from 2.5 to 11 cm.
The most popular leather wedge sneakers are practical, beautiful and durable. Also, as a material for the manufacture of sneakers, textiles, artificial leather, suede, special sports fabrics are used. Sneakers are complemented by laces,metal clasps, rhinestones, appliqués, leather or suede inserts, zippers. There are models with prints, patterns, stripes.
The tankette can be hidden or open (visible). The top of the shoe can be ankle or mid-calf high.
The color scheme is represented by all sorts of options - from discreet monochromatic to multi-colored and acidic. Contrast is also popular: the details and platform are made in one color, and the top is in another.
These include Isabel Marant (France), mentioned above. Most of the models of this brand are made in pastel colors and complemented by bright leather elements. Distinctive features - a large tongue over the Velcro fastener, softness and smoothness of the lines, the use of suede in the finish.
American Guess offers in its assortment models made of suede (less often leather) with various decor: fringe, rivets, chains, rhinestones.
Marc Jacobs (USA) surprises with a huge number of colors, sometimes quite exotic. Shoes are predominantly made of soft leather.
Italian brand Ash specializes in lightweight summer or insulated winter models with fur.
Dkny (USA) uses mesh leather and colorful lace trims to make their sneakers unique.
Giuseppe Zanotti Design (Italy) aims to bring wedge sneakers closer to the classic style, while adding extravagant spikes or metal inserts to them.
In addition to the fact that women's high-top wedge sneakers are at the peak of popularity, they have a number of advantages:
- visually reduce the size of the foot - even size 39 will look neat;
- give harmony and grace to the figure;
- visually lengthen the legs;
- suitable for wearing at any time of the year;
- emphasize the graceful curve of the foot;
- harmoniously combined with most wardrobe items;
- able to make walking easy and confident;
- universal for any situation: for work, for a holiday, for a picnic.
The disadvantage is that due to the rise, the legs may become tired when worn for a long time. In addition, wedge sneakers are not designed for sports.
Sneakers are suitable for both young girls and older ladies who feel insecure in heels. With its ability to make legs appear longer and slimmer, wedges are the perfect choice for women with wide calves and full legs.
Girls with thin legs should remember that sneakers visually reduce the ankles.
Sneakers with a low wedge (2.5-5 cm) will fit perfectly into a discreet everyday outfit (jeans, T-shirt, shorts). Medium height sneakers (5-7.5 cm) are multifunctional, suitable for shopping, walking in the park. Height more than 7.5 cm looks stylish and catchy. Such shoes are not too comfortable for everyday wear, but for special occasions they are ideal: celebrations,parties, going out.
The optimal wedge height depends on the image you want to create: the higher, the more effective and fashionable.
Winter wedge sneakers are warm, stable, non-slip and elegant. They have an insulated insole, sheepskin is used as fur, and faux fur is used in budget options. They are often decorated with a fur tongue or trim.
Such models have a waterproof top material, wind and moisture protective membranes, winter non-slip protector. Nike uses neoprene lining in winter sneakers - this material retains and retains heat well, creates an additional layer to protect against moisture.
When buying, it is worth giving preference to sneakers with removable insoles, this will allow them to be washed or dried if necessary, without resorting to complex manipulations.
What to wear wedge sneakers with
These shoes look quite attractive with tight pants, such as leather or skinny jeans. Top can be shirt, blazer, turtleneck, top.
In summer, sneakers go well with skirts, short sundresses, leggings, leggings, any bridge models narrowed to the bottom.
The most versatile combination for sneakers will be sportswear: T-shirts, tunics, sweatshirts, pants, short shorts.
As for dresses and skirts, any length is acceptable - from mini to maxi.
Winter models will fitdown jackets, puffy jackets, parkas, but coats and fur coats are a classic that should be worn with shoes with heels or over the knee boots. This also applies to wide trousers, business suits, office dresses - they are not combined with sneakers.
Wedge sneakers will fit perfectly into the wardrobe and will bring a lot of pleasure to wear. They are very comfortable and will help to create a stylish look.