the hunt: wedge sneakers

All spring long, the fashion world has been losing its collective mind over wedge sneakers. It all started with Isabel Marant, and now everyone from Marc Jacobs to Ash is getting in on the action. At first, all I could think was, "Really? Does no one else remember how tacky high-heel sneakers turned out to be? Does no one else remember those '90s disasters with the gum rubber stilettos?" (shudders violenty)

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
$235, Shopbop

2/ ASOS DENY Wedge Suede High Top Trainers
$81.81, ASOS

3/ Marc by Marc Jacobs Dorada Sneaker Wedge

4/ Jeffrey Campbell Triomo Sneaker Wedge

5/ Chloe Suede and Watersnake Sneaker-Style Wedges

6/ Topshop Athlete Wedge Heel Trainers
$150, Topshop

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!

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