This is a reader request and I am happy to fulfill it! Someone else recently opined that she worried wedges were OVER and while I agree that a GIANT WEDGE can look a little dated — to my dismay, and also to my disregard because I’m still gonna wear my Corkswoons if I want to, and I definitely will want to — I think a Vague Wedge has, like the Skinny Jean, become a Modern Classic because they’ve got Practical Applications (namely, giving you the benefits of the heel while being WAY easier to tromp around in) that none of us want to give up, no matter what fashion people say. For instance, as you know, I have given up buying any new clothing or shoes this year unless I need to replace them, or something crazy happens (like I’m meant to be someone’s bridesmaid). It has been surprisingly easy for me, but I did finally have to make a purchase: My absolute favorite pair of low wedges, which I wore 500 times over the last two summers, gave up the ghost when their ankle straps snapped. This was on the heels of my other pair of casual wedge sandals breaking as I walked down the street in them. Reader, I decided I was allowed to replace them. I bought these in the hopes that they are high enough quality not to break on me as I walk around/because I am trying to replace things that do die on me with items that will last me for a long time. And I felt a little guilty! But I probably will be pleased with myself when I have comfy and attractive low-heeled wedges to wear around with my jeans and dresses this summer.

There are also some truly hideous wedges in the world — just a word of warning. I dug through them to bring you some options. (Also, I didn’t include too many espadrilles because I am personally not a huge fan of them, because I am really bad at keeping them clean, but you should know that J.Crew has a Breton-striped pair.)

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Like most websites, GFY uses affiliate links where available, which means we get a tiny bonus if you click through and/or get yourself something new. I can assure you that all wedges were personally chosen by me while I sat around drinking Trader Joe’s fizzy water and watching The Real Housewives of Potomac.

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