The Spring Shoe Trend Sweeping NYC: Wedges

As much as we love ballet flats—you can dress them up, dress them down, and buy them in every texture and pattern under the sun—sometimes a gal wants a little lift. But maneuvering the cobblestones streets of Meat Packing in four-inch stilettos isn’t the answer. This spring, save your soles (and your sanity) by slipping on a pair of cute wedges! But rest assured, these aren’t the same clunky, cork-soled shoes of the ’90s. This season’s wedges are ultra stylish, super slim, chic shoes that you’ll want to wear from dawn until dusk—no bandaids needed!

Alice + Olivia Strella Postcard Printed Wedge Sandals ($345)
Alice and OliviaGet out of town—or at least look like you did with these travel-inspired wedges by Alice & Olivia. Emblazoned with a whimsical postcard print, they are sure to make you standout from the crowd among the sea of nude pumps.

 Alexander Wang Alla Stretch Leather & Neoprene Wedge Pumps ($550)
Alexander Wang

For a city-girl update on the classic black heel, check out these super-soft kicks by Alexander Wang. The open-toe design is perfect for showing off your new spring pedicure, and the stretchy neoprene top is ideal for making sure that you don’t slip even on even the most uneven surfaces.

Burberry Goldfinch Check-Wedge Sandals ($550)
Goldfinch Check

Show off those smokin’ calf muscles you spent all winter working on, with a short skirt and these five-inch wedges by Burberry. Outfitted with the brand’s iconic checks, plus a smooth leather lining, and an adjustable ankle-strap, these are the shoes to wear beachside or boat side.

Brian Atwood Ikat Lucite-Wedge Snakeskin Sandals ($995)
Brian AtwoodMaybe it’s the ’70s vibe or the goes-with-anything hue, but there’s something oh-so-sexy (and chic) about lucite. So it’s no surprise that we’re loving these ikat-print snakeskin sandals with a clear four-inch lucite heel by Brian Atwood. Pair them with a flirty white dress for a sunset soiree or dress up your favorite pair of denim cutoffs and a basic white tee.

Aquazzura Wooden-Wedge Lace-Up Leather Sandals ($595)

For a no-nonsense wedge that will work in any situation—evening cocktails, afternoon shopping, even a last-minute date—scoop up these lace-up leather sandals by Aquazzura. Crafted with clean lines and a tactile raffia-trimmed wooden wedge heel, they’re the perfect mix of fashion and function.