Men Hate Wedge Shoes So Does That Mean We Should Toss Them?

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wedge shoeLet me ask you a question -- how many pairs of wedge shoes do you own? At least two or three, right? I don't know what it is about the wedge that we gals can't resist, but as soon as summer rolls around, we can't wait to bust 'em out of the back of the closet and hit the town.

But as cute and stylish as we think they are, according to a new poll, wedges are the shoe men find least attractive on women -- beating out Crocs, Uggs, moccasins, and even Mary Janes. (WTF?)

Wanna know what came in last place on the list? Sneakers. Yep. Our dudes prefer to see us in tennies than they do in super-sexy wedges in all sorts of fun colors.

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What's up with that? I mean, I'd love for the men who were surveyed to explain how, exactly, they find sneakers hotter on a woman than wedges. (Maybe they associate athletic shoes with girls who work out?) Sure, there are some wedges that are all sorts of freaky and hideous looking, so I guess we can kind of understand where they're coming from. But there are some pretty cute styles too -- so what gives?

Huh. I guess we should see this as good news, mainly because wedges aren't exactly the most comfortable shoe on the market, especially if you're headed somewhere that requires a lot of walking. But they are a favorable alternative to heels, since they're more stable, so that's why a lot of us are drawn to them in the summer when picking out footwear to go with whatever we're wearing.

And I think it's safe to say that most of us feel pretty hot and sexy in our wedges, so we should just keep on wearing them and not give a flying fig about what the men think of the way they look. They aren't the ones who have to walk in them, so who cares whether or not they find them attractive? Besides, it's not like most of them are paying that much attention to our feet anyway. Come on -- can you really picture a guy not approaching a woman in a bar simply because he hates her shoes? (I highly doubt it.)

Do you wear wedges?


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nonmember avatar blue

I think they are ugly and clunky. I don't own any, and I can't see that changing.

hello... hellokd87

I usually go with wedges ESPECIALLY if I'll do a lot of walking! I have a healthy mix of sandals, heels & wedges but wedges (no matter the color/style) are generally a summer shoe!

Trina_ Trina_

I think it may be because the wedged shoes aren't sexy like high heels and they aren't down to earth enough like sneakers. Basically they are just an akward cork type material of thick wedge. For summer they are light and easy but I don't really find them all that appealing. Out of all the things to poll about a womans' attire this had to be the most random pick!

nonmember avatar NoWay

I think they are ugly. :-/ I wear sneakers a lot because they are comfortable, but I also like a sandal with a chunky heel ... just not a full wedge.

Jespren Jespren

My husband loves wedges (of a specific type) but I have bad feet and can't wear them (or high heels, or sneakers). I've always found them to be the ugliest shoes and can't for the life of me fkigure out how that's supposed to be attractive. But, as to whether you should 'keep wearing them'. It depends, were you wearing them because *you* like how they look, or because you want to be seen as attractive to the opposite sex? (Even then, it kind of depends on the guy. I gave up lace because my husband hates how it looks but I'll still wear it occassionally just because *i* love how it looks)

super... supercarp

You can't walk on grass in stilettos, so wedges are a good choice for garden parties or outdoor weddings.

Caera Caera

No I don't. They're big, clunky, ugly shoes.

nonmember avatar Stephanie

I LOVE my summer wedges! And as a young mother-of-three... i agree that they are a more stable/comfortable alternative to heels. I have a variety of colors and styles that my husband loves to see me in, paired with capris - because he says they accentuate my "Runner's ankles" (which is funny because I would probably only run if a Tyrannosaurus-rex was chasing me.) Anyways. I love summer wedges & espadrilles. And i'm just glad my husband agrees on this one!!

Lo428 Lo428

About 80% of my shoes are wedges I'm really short and they are definitely more comfortable than heels.

curly... curlygirl31

The ones in the picture are so cute.

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