Wild About Wedgies!

Lots of women share a life-sustaining fetish for all types of shoes!

We change our shoes as much as we change our clothes, often times depending on our moods or what outfit ensemble we are draped in for the day. From high heels, to stilettos, to tennis shoes, to boots, to flats, to sandals, to moccasins, to platforms, to loafers, to slippers, to wedgies, women’s shoes are a billion dollar business that is here to stay!

Women are wild about their shoes. And one of the more popular types of feminine footwear is the wedge heeled shoe.

Women are wild about wedgies!

Wedge shoes, or wedgies, are shoes or boots with a sole in the form of a wedge, so that one piece of material, (rubber, plastic, cork, etc.) serves as both the sole of the shoe and the heel of the shoe. One consecutive strip of material runs along the entire bottom of the shoe, creating the illusion of a high heel, yet allowing the wearer to walk with their feet remaining straight and flat with the ground, as if walking in sneakers or flat soled shoes!

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Wedgie shoes come in as many styles and colors as their high heeled competition! The perfect wedgie can be found that highlights splendidly with shorts and jeans, as well as fancier, more dressy wedgies that can be worn to jazz up mini skirts and dresses. There are even frilly, strappy sandal wedgies that would work amazingly well if worn with long dresses or evening gowns.

The wedge heel design dates back to ancient Greece. Wedgies for women were popularized by Salvatore Ferragamo, who introduced the design to the Italian market in the late 1930s. It wasn’t too long after this that wedge boots became an in demand shoe by women, and during the 1970s, an influx of wedgie boots hit the market. To date, wedge boots are a mainstream staple of women’s shoes.

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Wearing wedged soled shoes puts less demand on the feet than their high heeled sister shoes do. When wearing a wedge sole, your feet remain even with the ground as you walk, eliminating the constant standing on your toes that women experience when wearing pumps or most high heeled shoes.

In Fashion According to Nancy Mangano, I don’t view wedge shoes with a 1/2 inch or 1 inch sole a true wedgie. To me, that width of a heel places the shoe in a flat or a sandal category. A true wedge shoe has a wedge sole of at least 2 inches in height, or more, with an emphasis on “or more”!  The higher the wedge heel, the wearer will still have an easy time walking, as you feel the same sensation of walking on a flat surface, except that your feet are a few inches off of the ground.

For those of you who wobble in high heels, the wedgie is your answer. Even in sky high wedge heels, you don’t walk rickety on your feet, as if you are going to topple over at any moment. Wedgie shoes provide more firm support for your feet as well as for your body!

So go sky high and gloriously glam in wedgie shoes!

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With spring here and summer right around the corner, there are an array of wedge heeled shoes on the market that allow you to walk through the seasons with your feet adorned in colorful, season splendor!

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Wedge heeled shoes look terrific on your feet, and accent any type of outfit that you are wearing. A wedge shoe works just as well for daytime wear as the comfortable, in vogue heel works for evening wear!

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A popular sneaker/tennis shoe on the market today is the wedge sneaker! These shoes look as adorable on girls as they look on women. I rarely wear tennis shoes, but I would make an exception with the wedge sneaker! A pair of wedged heeled tennies will accent skinny jeans and capri pants as well as shorts and mini skirts!  These sneakers need to sneak a place into your closet pronto!

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Providing that you are up for a possible PETA backlash, these animal prints growl footwear fashionista!

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There is no denying that women are wild about their wedgies!

In addition to providing the same stylish, high fashion glamour to your fancy feet as high heels do, wedgies can add inches to your height and elongate the looks of you legs, mirroring high heeled shoes, without the discomfort of standing on your tippy toes all day!

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Whether you’re walking through the park or you’re walking through the lobby of a five-star hotel, you will walk with ease and elegance when your fabulous feet are coated in wonderful wedgies.

No clodhopper shoes here please! I’ll take a sexy, wondrously wicked wedgie.

After all, we’re wild about wedgies!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has weaved her thrill of investigatory work with her passion for fashion. Visit Nancy on her author website at http://www.nancymangano.com, her author/style blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author Facebook page Nancy Mangano.

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About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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2 Responses to Wild About Wedgies!

  1. I adore wedge heels. I love wearing high heels but find it can get a bit painful after awhile. But wedges are so comfortable and look great :). Love your post. My next shoes I’m after are sneaker wedges 😀 http://thinkitdreamit.wordpress.com.

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    • I’m glad to hear that you want sneaker wedges! I think they are adorable shoes and more fun than a normal tennis shoe. I’m happy to hear that you like my style blog posts and thank you for reading my blog!

      Best,
      Nancy

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