Spring Fashion: Chic Wedges

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Tory Burch 'Thora' Cork Wedge
Tory Burch "Thora" Wedge

Available at: nordstrom.com

Another year has passed by and it's wedge time again! Unleash from the boots and slip on something airy, comfortable and fashionable. Wedges let you flaunt the pedicure and help give you height without having to worry about callused feet. With all kinds of creative styles floating around I was able to narrow it down to simple, yet fun picks.

Tory Burch makes some sassy, colorful thong cork wedges called ‘Thora.’ They are very simple and perfect for a sexy, leg-elongating look with the most comfort you can get in a heeled shoe. Cork is typically beyond comfortable because it gives so much and it doesn’t put all the pressure on the ball of the foot. I love the fact that you can look and feel great while strolling along in these bad boys. The cork wedge has a thin, shiny purple strap (comes in different colors) with the signature Tory Burch gold-tone medallion in the center. This is a great choice for poolside-- I can’t wait!

Steve Madden Eirest Wedges

Available at: stevemadden.com

My next choice is a big leap from the Tory Burch shoes. They are definitely spicy and require a certain mood. The “Orlando” wedge from Chinese Laundry’s upcoming collection is one of my faves. The coral, full of life wedge is a skyscraping shoe that will allow you to reach the tallest cupboard in your kitchen while giving your calves a workout. They're edgy enough for trendy gals, yet girly enough for gals who just want to look tall and adorable while wearing a sun dress. The fun dual-stacked heel gives the shoes extra height. I like the creative design of this pair and adore the unique leather wing at the base of the cork wedge. The top part of the open toe area is embellished with two large fringe flowers that give it a flirty look. I love how free-spirited this pair is while keeping comfort in mind with the extra padded foot bed.

Lastly, I found a pair of strappy wedges from Steve Madden. I dig the delicate straps but, I don’t think everyone’s foot will look nice in these Eirest wedges. If you have small feet they may overwhelm your foot and look too bulky. But, for everyone else this is a great casual pair to throw on. The sole is similar to snake skin and gives it a sassy finish. Strut around in style with wedges because you don’t have an excuse to stop walking.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.