Wedge Shoes - Wedges
Wedge footwear has a single piece of material that forms
both the sole and heel. The combined sole & heel form a
What is a wedge?
A wedge is typically a piece of wood, metal, or some other
material having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge. It can be
driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them.
A wedge shaped item is also synonymous with a doorstop.
The wedge shoe
takes its name from the wedge shape.
What is a wedge shoe?
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and
comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Wedge shoes, wedge
boots, wedgies, or lifties are shoes and boots with a
sole in the form of a
wedge. One piece of material serves as
both the sole and the heel.
The material used to create the sole & heel is normally rubber but can be made
of other materials as well.
Believe it or not, the wedge shoe design is said to date
back to ancient Greece. So, wedge shoes and togas must go well together.
Wedge shoes are popular among women, but they are also worn
on occasion by men. Men's wedge boots, usually called "wedgies," typically
have low heels. Men's boots of this kind became popular during the
Women’s wedge shoes or wedgies are more common and often
have a sole that is much thicker at the back than at the front, making them
high-heeled boots or shoes.
Are platform shoes the same as wedge shoes?
Not exactly because not all platform shoes have the wedge
shape. However, some platform shoes can be wedge platform shoes.
Platform boots or shoes have a thick soles throughout.
Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with an obvious thick sole, usually
in the range of 3–10 cm (1–4 in). Platform shoes may also be high heels, in
which case the heel is raised significantly higher than the ball of the foot.
The sole of a platform shoe can have a continuous uniform thickness, have a
wedge, a separate block or a stiletto heel.
What are wedge sneakers?
Wedge sneakers are rather new to the fashion market.
They look like traditional sneakers but have the high wedge heel. Normally
sneakers are low heels because they are often worn for athletics. We do
NOT suggest you do athletic activities in wedge sneakers. They are not as
stable as normal sneakers.
Elevate your look without sacrificing comfort by slipping into a pair of wedges.
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