Love them or hate them, sneaker wedges are a current trend. They’ll be around for a bit, so my plan is to buy as many as I can. I think most people may be drawn to the comfort aspect over the visual appeal. Not me, I am so in love with the lift it gives your leg, elongating your silhouette, while still being sporty. But don’t me me wrong, they are tremendously comfortable– and perfect for going out in the city when you’ll be walking a lot.
I realize that most people don’t think the sneaker wedge is visually appealing at all. Isabel Wilkinshon from The Fashion Beast thinks they are “the trickle-down effect of a larger trend that favors ‘ugly-cute,’ an aesthetic that prizes hard-edged masculinity over the prim and proper.” That may very well be the case. What do you think? Is it the tomboyish flare that causes some to love it and some to hate it?
I’m so sick and tired of the modern day foot binding that women put themselves through. Let’s face it, it isn’t good for your feet to wear high stilettos day in and day out. For me, the sneaker wedge let’s me add a little lift to an outfit while still being comfortable. I don’t have to be in pain to be beautiful. What kinda nonsense is that? Seriously. Whoever came up with the idea that it hurts to be beautiful needs to rethink their life. I want to live in a world where beauty has many different faces, but it never comes from pointlessly torturing yourself. Get with it already, America. Let’s let beauty come from a place inside ourselves where we know who we are and we’re comfortable and content.
In the photos above, I’m wearing a pair of Nike Dunk Ski Hi’s. I purchased them in Boston at the coolest sneaker shop around, Bodega. (The bright neon dress is from Topshop, necklace from Anthropologie, ring and bracelet from Ann Taylor, and a bracelet engraved with a map of the Chicago train system.) The last photo is a neon light instillation by Tracey Emin that reads, “With you I breathe.” Let’s let our beauty and fashion sense come from a spirit of fun and self-contentment that let’s people relax around us and want to drink in the neon.
Love the bright dress!
thank you so much! Gotta love neon. I practically blinded myself by the end of the night! haha
thanx for following my blog… looks like you got some cool stuff going on!
if you’re ever in the hague (holland), check out this all-girl sneaker shop: http://www.noboysallowed.nl
I just looked at the website– how cool! thanks for the info!
You’re welcome 🙂
I love your whole outfit (down to the nails and makeup!) I actually kind of like the Sneaker wedge, I personally don’t think I could pull it off but I like the idea of it! It’s sporty and feminine at the same time and I definitely agree about how it can elongate the legs! 🙂
I bet you could rock some sneaker wedges! It’s always worth a try!
a very intimidating – energetic- warm color
thank you so much! it definitely made people take a few second looks when I wore it.
Lovely shoes. The way you describe them makes me want to get around to the shopping centre and get a pair. I’ll do that one of the days.
you definitely should!!!! you’d love them!
thanks so much 🙂
Your nails are so much ❤ but the sneakers… are even more ❤
hahaa! thanks– I love houndstooth– and I’m so glad that you like the sneakers!
Love those fingernails :D. I have a photo of me with a nike top here 😉
Not only do you have fabulous sneakers…I’m dying over your accessories and nails!! Killer look!
thanks so much– I’m crazy about houndstooth!
Love the nails! Not so sure about sneaker wedges for me anyway. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.
they are definitely a divisive fashion statement!
Your dress and makeup are amazing! Im def. 2 old 2 pull off the sneaker wedge or those crazy platformed booties and shoes but I say hey, if you can rock it, wear it, right?
you’re never too old for sneakers!!!!!
But the sneaker wedge? Yes! 😉
Love the wedges on you. I’m all for height and comfort. Great site!
thanks so much!
Very cool blog..feeling the imagery. There is power in orange (and Nike).
thanks so much! and I agree about orange!
The funny thing is I realized I was wearing the same color as those construction cones! haha
oh lol (cones). Nikes were my first love..so love the title!
Out of the box. Very cool.
hhahaa why thank you! that’s my kinda compliment.
I love it! Brilliant outfit! 🙂 Oh, and thanks for the follow.
Lovely colors, nice kicks
thanks so much! 🙂
It may be a baller’s site but have you ever checked the old original kicksology? The link to download it all is http://www25.zippyshare.com/v/60348433/file.html
That’s how I got into sneakers
I’ll have to check it out! Thanks so much for the info!
I’ve been on the fence over these for so long, but I think you’ve just tipped me over into wanting (needing!?) a pair! I love high top trainers and heels, so I guess there’s not really anything to dislike about these!?
I’m so glad you like them! In my next post I’ll be putting up an even more colorful pair of sneaker wedges!
Those sneakers are freaking AWESOME! I Totally want them (even though I’m more into elegant chic style ) 🙂
it would be cool to mix them into your wardrobe! I love the juxtaposition of chic and sporty.
I’ve been trying to do that lately 🙂
i seriously LOVE this post and your style. your other blog is great too. thanks for the follow!
Thanks for following 🙂 I really like your dress, and to the wedges <3.<3 haha, I really like them, I brought a pair a few months ago they were white though and from river island… when I wear them I try and do a geeky chic look, i'm going to do a post about it soon… I really like these ones though:http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/shoes–boots/high-tops/brown-leopard-print-wedge-high-tops-625790 They arn't Nike or anything but they are quite snazzy and on trend with the animal print 🙂 I also like these: http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/shoes–boots/high-tops/black-hidden-heel-wedge-high-tops-622913 What do you think of them? I think i would have to put some gems, or studs on the to brighten it up, but i like the converse look 🙂 Thanks again 😀
You put together an amazingingly beautiful and visually appealing post here. I’ve never really considered the wedge sneaker as I will admit I’m a 4″ high girl myself (though I will wear my converse) I’m going to check these out as they do look extremely comfortable. Love love your orange dress and the rest of your outfit.
I like wearing regular lace-ups with socks and a short skirt; but I have always been a rebel! Thanks for liking my post and following my blog!
if the shoe you like that’s important.
Absolutely love a good dress and hi-top combo, comfort and fashion all they way!
I’m with you on the sneaker wedge trend…its kind of a must this fall season & I’m happy to say that I’m kind of loving it! I’m for sure getting these (http://www.endless.com/Ash%20Womens%20Fashion%20Sneaker%20Midnight/dp/B00898FWGW/ref=rsl_1-13/?fromPage=mythings&selectVariations=1&refURL=%2Fmythings%2F). They’re pretty awesome!
Funny, I just yesterday decided I wanted to hunt for vegan versions of this trend. Love how you styled it with the dress!
I’d love to see the photos of what you find!
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Love your outfit! And I’m actually looking for something comfortable for my feet but it HAS to be stylish:) I like this trend and wearing it with a dress it’s definitely more feminine less sporty. For the past year or so I turned from “strictly stilettos” to ballet pumps all the way. Don’t know if it’s age or what…? I don’t think I’ll be getting these very sneakers as I don’t think it’s me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like others wearing them:):):)
I can definitely understand where you’re coming from.
There’s always room in a wardrobe for some great ballet flats!
I’m with you though, where ever you find something comfortable to fit into your wardrobe, it needs to be stylish.
Gotta love the vibrancy of this outfit! 😀
And I agree with your point of view regarding beauty. It’s always been my belief that true beauty comes with being and taking care of one’s self. 🙂
thanks so much! and I’m with you on true beauty.
It must first come from a place of loving yourself.
I have just stumbled across your blog, and I must say it is awesome!! Stunning photos!! I’ve always been a lover of nikes, and my sister is as addicted as you.. Having always favoured high heels in life, I jumped straight onto the wedge trainer trend! Its perfect for me, I think feet look cuter smaller, so getting that extra elevation makes them look dinky 😉 They’re funky and soooo comfy, and great for me when I do the school run!!
Have you seen the purple liberty nikes?? Im sure I will explore your blog some more and find you already have them! But if you dont.. check them out! They are to DIE for.. also Nike have just released a new colourway, will be getting those on my blog this week too!! High 5 to your hidden heel Nike love!! 😉
I love the purple liberty Nikes! How gorgeous are those?!
I have a pair of liberty wedges– I’ll be showing some pictures of them on Monday.
Can’t wait to see the photos you’ll be posting soon! I’ll keep an eye out!
I posted a new blog post about them tonight!! Black & Red baby!!! Such an awesome colour combo! Makes me think of MJ in the Thriller video with his red leather jacket.. you’ll know exactly what I mean when you see them!
I saw that! you rock!
Love your blog, and LOVE the title of this post! So funny. I’m not sure I can pull it off, but you sure make them look good! 🙂
I know you could pull them off!!!!!
the dress is WOW 😀 like it 😀
why thank you! it’s almost blinding hahaha 🙂
Cool site. I really want a pair of Ash prune colored lace up sneaker wedges! http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446498058&site_refer=AFF001&mid=13816&siteID=gcdL_ATRVoE-spdN9IfPyLY9O7vZ7xezHw&LScreativeid=1&LSlinkid=10&LSoid=257930&LSsid=gcdL/ATRVoE
those are a gorgeous pair of shoes! You should definitely get them!
I am obsessed with the wedge sneaker !!
ME TOO! I’m glad that you like them as well!
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS! The colours, the shoes, the nails, the makeup, everything! And you are so, SO cute.
Love that orange! Your images are so vivid.. Great stuff and love the mani
I really like this post! Especially the part about pain=beauty in our society! My fiance often asks me whether there are any female shoes that do not give you blisters and painful feet. He had never thought about getting blisters from shoes so often before he started living with me! It’s madness really…
You’re right– it is madness. It’s good to be reminded there are women out there who feel the same way.
I really love your dress. Yay for neon. It’s my favorite color btw. Thanks for the likes:)
I’m a neon freak too!
I heart your nails!!! =) And your outfit with the sneakers. Beautiful.
That train map bracelet is way cool! And the sneakers too, obviously. I’m a sneaker fan too so I think you have a great blog theme going on.
I love that bracelet so much. I’m a huge sucker for anything with the CTA map on it. Glad to get some love from a fellow sneaker lover.
Love your dress! So pretty, and your nails too. Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight!
Thank you for stopping by and the following.
I love the cuff!
Kick ass nails!
why thank ya!
LOVE the nails. Not sure if I love the sneaker wedge, but you make it work.
I love rocking a pair of kicks with a dress 🙂
I love wedge sneakers! I must say that dress is absolutely stunning! Stunning in both brightness and cuteness!
thanks a million!
1. “I don’t have to be in pain to be beautiful. What kinda nonsense is that?
Seriously. Whoever came up with the idea that it hurts to be beautiful needs to rethink their life.”
YESSSSSSSS!!! So right!
2. I love this combination of the neon orange dress and grey sneakers.
3. I had never contemplated it before but now I WANT SOME SNEAKER WEDGES!!!!!
4. I love your blog it’s so original but still entertaining and aesthetically pleasing 😛
5. Thanks for following my blog. 🙂
Love the dress! What a great neon color. Personally, I like the sneaker wedge shoes. Give me comfy heels over painful heels any day. Plus, they are cute!
cute nails and dress!
Love your nails, and those great wedge shoes! I won’t reveal my age, but you can check my picture. I have to wear Easy Spirit shoes, but love wearing neon chartreuse and neon orange. And wish I could wear those wonderful high-wedge sneaker shoes. .
Love the photos! great styling! also… about the hounds tooth nail art did u get it done or did u do it urself? i LOVE it!
cannot get enough of this dress! gorgeous.
Very cool and the 1st time i’ve seen them. It reminds me of the Manolo timberland fusion. Whether it is cool or not is totally a question of taste and how it looks on the wearer. I love the Vashti Kola look, it’s easy for girls to look sexy with a skate board style but if you wanna mix it up that works too. Naturally some combinations work and some don’t like when girls started wearing doc martins with dresses. It can look very cool but not every girl knows how to pull off a tank girl.
Certain fashions can definitely be tough to pull off. A lot of times it takes some courage and a touch of personality– but I think everyone can create a style that’s all their own.
Love the houndstooth nails! I am a big fan of Jeremy Scott’s Adidas ObyO. He does this bowling shoe high heeled wedge that I’m rather enamored by. Brings a little color to your every day wardrobe or to that fringed LBD. Love it!
I got these ones, amazing Nike wedged sneakers :X
the colour combination of shoes and dress is amazing! you look really beautiful 🙂
you’re so sweet 🙂
You do look really beautiful – I’ve gotta go check out those sneakers now 🙂 🙂
Love the gray and the neon! You make me want I wear wedge sneakers!
you should get a pair!
SOO stylish! Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂
Brilliant necklace! Really cool with the wedge trainers. I’m seeing them in a new light now. You really rock them!
Very nice pictures! Love the necklace 😀 The idea of your blog is very original! Thank you for stopping by! 😉
You have inspired me to try a pair!
please do! and take pictures!
great color f the dress! Plus, I love wedge sneakers as well
I had never heard of these until recently and I thought I’d hate them- but I’m pretty into em!
I love them, they are so cool and comfy
I love seeing sneakers with a dress, especially since I am restricted to orthotic-friendly shoes. Thanks for having the courage, and panache, to display them together. Thanks for following my blog, too! Fashion boundaries are there to be breached 🙂
Love this post! I love that the sneaker wedge is comfortable and dresses down outfits that are too pretty! I have an Asos Black but am waiting for the Nike’s to be back in stock! I do hope that this trend sticks around. Living in London I am always walking everywhere so usually have to wear flats and swap into heels… this allows me to not have to lug around another bag with my shoes!
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You go girl! I love seeing how everyone styles their sneaker wedge differently.
Enjoy those London hills, I wish I was walking up hills in London right now!
love them and own them !
Love the orange color..it really pops
Nicely done fashion images!
Feeling the dunks and the nails! The whole fit is On point, feeling the swag.
thanks a million and 14!
Feeling the dunks and Nails! The whole fit is on point! Feeling the swag…
love your blog! thanks for stopping by mine 🙂
I love sneaker wedges!
U got the look! Thanks for looking at my blog.
hahaha– I try 😉
What’s to fight about? Sneaker wedges are cool. Almost as cool as gumboot wedges! If it were socially acceptable, I’d be adding them to my collection.
Totally loved the sneaker rebellion. Just as some fashionistas think current footwear is too masculine, I sure do wish they offered these fun-type shoes for men. Secretly, I’m gonna buy a pair or two and sport them around the house! Why should guys get left out of all the great colors and styles? Loved the blog and loved the shoes!
Totally love the sneaker rebellion. Just as some fashionistas kavetch over the masculine look of women’s shoes, I don’t understand why men are left out of all the great colors and styles that come only in women’s sizes. Secretly, I’m gonna buy a pair or two and sport them about the house! Loved the blog!
Fashion is entirely personal…as long as it works for you, go for it!
I agree…and you definitely rocked the shoes in this shoot. Damn those some nails girl. Thanks for the follow!
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Well I’m terribly uncoordinated (apart from when I’m dancing, which is odd) and these are one of the few types of heels I can actualy walk in. Plus, my style is rather ‘pretty in punk’ so chunky but feminine trainers are a nice change from big kick-ass black boots!
Love the Combo! Style perfected with comfort, can’t go wrong !!
haha you’re right! comfortable style that still looks good is the way to go!
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