Sporty Sneaks

Today we are going a little more high fashion than usual. And in honor of the olympics, let’s get a little sporty. When I first saw hidden wedge sneakers a few months ago, I was like UM, NO, WTF. Hate to say it, but now I’m kind of diggin’ them. I realize these aren’t for everyone, but I think they can be chic with the right outfit. (Proof: here, here, here, here, here.)

top to bottom, left to right

Steve Madden Olympiaa Wedge / Ash Bea Wedge / Ash Bowie Colorblock Wedge / Marc By Marc Jacobs Emerald Wedge / Rebecca Taylor Olympia Wedge / Elenachi Marta-2 Wedge / Ash Bowie Wedge

I’ll probably go with the Steve Madden pair. In my eyes, it’s best to not spend a lot on a trend that doesn’t have a whole lot of sticking-around potential.

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  1. 7.19.12

    I don’t think I could ever rock these – but I’ve seen women in nyc sporting them. Its definitely a funky look, but not for everyone!

  2. 7.19.12
    Jessica of I'll Take That in Purple commented:

    I’ve pretty much fallen in love with the Isabel Marant platform sneakers, but at almost $800 a pop, they’re a little out of my NYC girl budget. So glad you put together some awesome (affordable!) alternatives! Def going to check these out.

    • 7.19.12
      Jessica commented:

      I still think some of these (around $300) are even too high. The Steve Madden pair is around $100. I’ve also seen a Jeffrey Campbell pair (since I’ve written this post) that was around $170, I believe. Hope you find a pair you like!

  3. 7.19.12
    Alicia commented:

    Great picks! Thanks so much for including me as proof! 🙂

  4. 7.19.12
    Lindsey commented:

    Im actually loving the high top sneaker look lately, not going to lie. Heal or no heal.

    Love your blog!

  5. 7.19.12
    Rachel commented:

    LOVE this sneakers, so cute!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

  6. 7.23.12
    Ayumi commented:

    Oh my gosh! I was just thinking of writing about the swedge (sneaker wedge lol) too! I was coveting those, so I have been researching on which one to get.. I narrowed down to Ash or Steve Madden since I just want a simple taupe/nude color that goes practically anything I wear, hopefully…. Please post an outfit if you ever get to buy one! hehe 🙂


    the ayumi aspect