Saturday, 14 July 2012

A Guide to the Perfect Summer Wedges

In the summer I usually live in flip flops and flat sandals regardless of whether I'm going out during the day or on an evening.  Since I was involved in a car accident a few years ago, I've never worn heels as they always seem to aggravate my back problems.  Coupled with the fact that my feet would always hurt in stilettos anyway because I had so much weight resting on two little feet, wearing heels was never a comfortable option for me... until now.


I always remember buying a pair of wedges from River Island about 8 years ago and I wore them to death.  They were the most comfortable pair of shoes I've had and I've never been able to find any similar, since comfort wise since.     Back in May I bought a short coral dress to wear to the Simply Be store opening in Gateshead and decided to pop to Primark to find some shoes to go with it.  Since I'd lost a bit of weight at that point, I thought I would try some heels on to see if they would still hurt just as much after losing some weight and thought that if I bought them and they did really hurt me then at least I wouldn't have wasted too much money.  I came across these coral and cork wedges.

Coral and cork wide fit wedges
£12 from Primark


These were first featured in my WhatLauraWore outfit post with my coral dress that Gemma from TOWIE has and I have since worn them many more times with the same dress and others.  They wear really well and don't mark easily at all so they're brilliant quality.


The wedges have a sturdy cork base with a frilly cotton canvas style material surrounding the foot.  They hold their shape well and are fantastic quality for their £12 price tag.  I love the cute peeptoe as it allows me to match my nail polish with outfit and show off a good pedicure! 


These are seriously the most comfortable wedges that I've ever worn. They have an added cushion part where the ball of your foot goes making then super comfortable and easy to dance in all evening. I don't know why but it seems as though it is only the wide fit wedges from Primark that have this added part. I don't have particularly wide feet and as such I find that they are a roomy fit without being sloppy so they are still very stable on my feet, my only criticism is that the strap that hooks around the back of my foot is a little bit big but it doesn't rub and cause blisters, etc so I can't complain. The strap is elasticated but my foot doesn't need the additional length that the elastication gives so I am conscious when I'm wearing them in case the strap slips down; I wore them out last night and only had to hitch the strap up a couple of times and they felt really secure to my foot all night. Despite not having wide feet, I chose these over some of the other wedges in Primark which were not only more expensive but hard as nails on the sole area.  These are so perfect I bought them in black too.  I just wish they had even more colours in this style!


Black and cork wide fit wedges
£12 from Primark



These were originally featured in my Primark summer haul and I've worn them loads since buying them.  That day, I initially went into Primark looking for pink wedges by since I couldn't find any in pink I opted for the black which in the long run is the best idea as they'll go with so many dresses.  These are now a staple in my wardrobe and I couldn't be without them!


When choosing your own summer wedges, I'd recommend opting for comfort first and foremost.  What's the point in finding shoes that look gorgeous on the shelf but that are so painful you can't walk in them?  Summer nights are about enjoying yourself, having drinks with the girls and going wild and you can't do that when your feet feel like they've been cut off.  Find a brand or style that you like and find the comfiest pair within the range and then buy it in all the colours that you'll need to go with the most items in your wardrobe.  That way, you'll have really comfortable shoes that you like the style of and will go with your whole wardrobe.  I could only find these shoes in coral and black which is great as they go with the majority of my summer wardrobe but I wish I could find them in white.


I absolutely ADORE these wedges, they're really easy to wear and perfect for summer.  If you've bought any really comfortable heels or wedges lately then do let me know as I'd love to check them out.


2 comments:

  1. i love these shoes, they look really nice :)
    what height are they? xx

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  2. Great review Laura! I agree about finding comfy wedges as if they have no "give" in the sole, I feel like I've strapped a brick to my foot and (I think anyway!) that I walk funny, like a clueless duck! Not what I'm aiming for with a breezy summer look!

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