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Wedges Have Had a Serious Update For 2022

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I’ve never been a huge fan of wedges. I don’t what it is about them, but I’ve always known they’re just not my thing…that is until now.

Gone are the cork heels, canvas and leg ties. Obviously you can still get those in nearly every shoe shop across the country, but wedges are becoming higher and more colourful than ever before.

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Since coronavirus has become part of our every day lives, we’ve started enjoying fashion for what feels like the first time in a long time.

Everyone is having fun with it again, embracing extravagance, colour and glamour. I for one am 100% here for it.

While rope wedges are really a style staple, I’ve been more excited about wedge sandals this year. They sound the same, but there’s a distinct difference.

These are sky high and the sole blends into the upper of the shoe to create a smooth effect. Ever since I saw content creator Alanna Doherty in them, I’ve been hooked.

They look utterly impossible to walk in, but you’d be surprised at just how comfy they are. Because of the more forgiving shape of the heel, your toes aren’t tipped down in quite the same way as regular heels. Plus, they’re just so pretty!

If the platform pairs are too scary for you, no problem. There are much lower pairs that still offer the blended effect. If there’s any perspex involved, that’s an added bonus.

If you’re ready to dive into this season’s most fierce shoe trend, here are some my favourites on the high street right now.

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Shop wedge sandals

WEDGE SANDALS WITH SATIN STRAPS Zara

Wedge sandals, £59.99, Zara

Topshop Reeva premium leather wedge sandal in black

Reeva premium leather wedge sandal, £70, Topshop

Prada
square-toe 115mm wedge pumps

Square-toe 115mm wedge pumps, £750, Prada

Stretch square-toe leather wedge mules

Stretch square-toe leather wedge mules, £690, Bottega Veneta

Wedge sandals with multiple straps Bershka

Wedge sandals with multiple straps, £49.99, Bershka

ASOS DESIGN True high wedge mules in pink

True high wedge mules, £27.25, ASOS DESIGN

WEDGE SANDALS Zara

Wedge sandals, £32.99, Zara

PRADA
Triangle-logo leather slingback wedge pumps

Triangle-logo leather slingback wedge pumps, £890, Prada

Strappy flatform sandals Stradivarius

Strappy flatform sandals, £39.99, Stradivarius

Topshop Rocco strippy heeled wedge in silver

Rocco strippy heeled wedge, £40, Topshop