WEDGE sandals divide opinions like the pot. But everyone knows these are the most comfortable high heels on the market.
They were originally created for orthopedic reasons in 1935 by the legendary Salvatore Ferragamo – they are made to support and care for your feet.
A year later, in 1936, one-piece block heels entered fashion and haven’t left since.
And among all the wedge shoes, sandal styles continue to be the most popular across the world – luckily everyone ditched wedge shoes in the 1990s (minus a few brands, like Isabel Marant and DSquared2).
The very first styles were made with cork for its light feel, and they still are today.
We can’t fault them – they’re lightweight, easy to walk, and won’t cramp your feet if you wear them for a long time.
In spring and summer you will need a pair as they let your feet breathe and their cork soles are soo boho chic.
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Whether you’re going to a beach party or just want to look cute on a warm evening, there is a wedge sandal for every sunny occasion. And we’ve found you the cheapest styles available for purchase now.
1. Wedges in black suede
If you plan on wearing heels all night, wedge sandals can be a chic option that you won’t end up taking off – try these black sandals from New Look.
These wedge shoes feature the brand’s signature cork heel, at an elegant 9cm, with espadrille trim, cross straps and a soft suedette finish.
They even have a loose fit, so they’ll be super comfortable! Pair them with an LBD to dress them up or with cropped mom jeans and a cropped sweater for a cool daytime look – the cork wedge means you can make them super casual if you like.
- Wide Fit Black Suede Cross Strap Cork Wedges, Â£ 14.99 at New Look – buy here
2. Gold corners
George at Asda is here to spice up your vacation wardrobe with these metallic wedge mules, for under Â£ 15!
They’re mounted on a lightweight cork sole (great for packing light) and one of the straps is elasticated, to make sure they never slip when strutting around your stuff.
Adorned with a shimmering rhinestone band on the rose gold rod, they will add glamor to your summer evening wardrobe without a glamorous price tag. Ideal.
- Gold Embellished Wedge Sandals, Â£ 12.50 from George at Asda – buy here
3. Leopard print wedges
Take wedge shoes to new levels with these River Island sandals
Mounted on a black espadrille platform to balance the height, they have pretty cross straps in faux cowhide with leopard print.
You don’t need to just keep them on for the evenings, pair them with black skinnies and an oversized crewneck for a laid-back cafe vibe.
- Wide Brown Leopard Print Wedges, Â£ 55 from River Island – buy here
4. Bronzed wedges
These wedge sandals from New Look prove how beige and cream tones are a perfect match.
From their wide ankle strap to their molded footbed, they don’t just look stylish, they’re good for your feet, too.
The versatility of neutral tones makes them a must-have for everything from barbecues with maxi dresses to springtime workwear sets.
- Wide Fit Tan Footbed Wedge Espadrilles, Â£ 17.99 at New Look – buy here
5. Black leather wedges
Office has developed black leather wedge sandals in an ultra comfortable style.
The strap goes down to the 7cm cork heel, creating an alternative and avant-garde look. Made from genuine leather, they are also durable.
You can’t go wrong with must-have black heels – you’ll be wearing them every year from spring through summer!
- Office Mandalay Black Leather Cork Wedges, Â£ 34 from Office – buy here
6. Declaration blocks
These House of Fraser ‘Sizzle’ sandals might be a little pricier than the rest, but that’s for good reason – they’re hot. Think about the early 2000s JLo glam hot genres.
Crafted from suede, they sit on a woven wedge sole and are centered with a trendy black and gold ring.
The mid heel means they’re super comfy, so they won’t just look good for the evenings, they’ll feel great all night long, too.
- Sizzle T-bar wedge sandals, Â£ 85 from House of Fraser – buy here
7. Knotted chocks
On a 10cm cork wedge sole, they feature elegant crossed straps centered with a simple yet ultra-stylish bow detail.
Switch between the gold and beige versions while on vacation. Go for gold in the evening with all-white outfits and tan during the day with Breton tops and blue jeans.
- Wallice Tan Twist Knot Wedge Sandals, Â£ 24.50 from Miss Selfridge – buy here
8. Navy blue cross wedges
Carvela Comfort just released their hit Sooty sandals in a new colourway – can you say we’ve kept the most stylish until the end?
They give us a 2000s look with their wavy cork wedge sole and rivets, and they feature navy suede cross straps that wrap your entire foot.
The casual 80mm heel lets you wear them all day while shopping while going out to dance and have a drink, without having to worry about your feet. Comfort is key ladies.
- Carvela Comfort, Â£ 79 by Kurt Geiger – buy here
Where to buy cheap wedge sandals?
If you don’t want to spend the money on an expensive pair of summer sandals, there are a number of retailers that offer inexpensive shoes.
And they don’t disappoint in quality either: you just have to know where to look.
We suggest you check out major retailers such as New Look, Dune, Next, Office, and River Island to find your perfect pair of wedge sandals.
Look for summer sales to get the best price on low wedge sandals, leather wedge shoes, and platform wedge sandals that would also give the arch support you need.
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