Well, I remember the ghosts of high-heeled sneakers past, so when it became clear that wedge sneakers were indeed having a major moment for spring, I started researching them with some definite trepidation. I was a sceptic - and then I saw these:
|Nike x Liberty wedge sneaker|
Part of the latest collaboration between Nike and Liberty of London, these red Liberty print Dunk Sky Hi Sport Trainers made me reconsider my dismissal of wedge sneakers. First of all, the print is amazing. Second, since it's covered in red leather and not too high, the wedge is subtle. Third, think of the possibilities - these would look adorable with everything from skinny, rolled jeans to a summery white dress.
Unfortunately, these babies, available through Liberty of London for £95 (about $150 U.S.), are currently sold out (boo!). Fortunately, there are plenty of other wedge sneakers options available for those interested in trying out the trend. Here are some of my favorites:
1/ Ash Bowie Suede Wedge Sneakers
2/ ASOS DENY Wedge Suede High Top Trainers
3/ Marc by Marc Jacobs Dorada Sneaker Wedge
$320, Marc Jacobs
4/ Jeffrey Campbell Triomo Sneaker Wedge
$195, Footnotes Online
5/ Chloe Suede and Watersnake Sneaker-Style Wedges
6/ Topshop Athlete Wedge Heel Trainers
So, what do you think of wedge sneakers? Are you going to test out the trend? Still not convinced? Tell me what you think of the wedge sneaker trend in the comments - I'm not sure I'm entirely convinced, so I would love to hear your arguments for and against!