Wedge Sneakers Are So Hideous I Refuse to Ever Try Them

You guys, I don't know if this makes me just super un-trendy and lame or what, but I HATE the wedge sneaker trend! They've been around for a little while and show no signs of disappearing any time soon, alas. I just do not get them AT ALL.

Can you even guess how much the ones shown here cost? I bet you can't. Go ahead, guess! ...

Well, these Giuseppe Zanotti Studded Suede Wedge Sneakers can be yours for a mere $895 at BergdorfGoodman.com! What a bargain, right?!

There are many celebrities and fashion editors who would disagree with me on this anti-wedge sneaker stance. In fact, I probably have a few friends who own a pair or two (sorry, gals! I love you!). But why, I say. WHY? What is the point? The WHOLE REASON for wearing sneakers is that they're supposed to be comfortable and easy to, you know, run around in. Right? If you're going to wear a heel, then why wouldn't you wear a boot? Or a sexy wedge heel?

EXPLAIN!

I will say that some wedge sneakers are somewhat more appealing to me than others, like, for example, the Puma "Sky Wedge" sneakers, on sale for $59.99 at Piperlime.com:

Puma wedge

I mean, these look somewhat comfortable, if a 3-inch wedge on top of a 3/4-inch platform could ever be considered comfortable. But I still think I'd feel absurd wearing them.

Maybe my problem is that I'm already almost 5'10", so I don't really need anything that gives me extra height. I love high heels because I think they're sexy and they make my legs look good (something wedge sneakers are not and would not do!), but not because they make me taller.

Or maybe the problem is that wedge sneakers are just generally ugly and ridiculous!

What do you think? Am I just a lame-o who should give wedge sneakers a try? Or do you agree they should just vanish, and pronto!?

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Waiti... WaitingforApril

They are hideous and look like something only middle schooler's would wear.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Yes there are some ugly ones, but Steve madden has a a few called "hilights" that are under $100 in lots of different colors and they are adorable!! I wear the black ones all the time with leggings or skinny jeans, but my faves are the blue which I usually wear with my grey skinnys. They add height and balance out my thunder thighs:)

Kathy Roberge Lamb

I am in LOVE with mine!  I'm not sure if it's because they were WAY cheap or if I think I'm being "hip" but they are one of the most comfortable shoes I own!

kckcm2 kckcm2

Most sneakers are actually horribly uncomfortable because I have high arches, like super high arches. I actually balance better in heels and they are generally more comfortable for me because they give my arches a better support, so I find my pair support comfortable. I am, however, highly abnormal.

Porce... PorcelainPixels

I literally just got home from back to school shopping for my kiddos. And I saw a pair of these wedge sneakers for young girls while out. It completely baffled me! Yeeeeeah, I can totally see my 10yr old teeter tottering around the playground in those... Not .

nonmember avatar Tara

I love them and own three pair of Isabel Marant. To each their own...am used to soccer moms who have nothing better to do than insult one another.

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Beyonce rocks her Isabel Marants all the time.. they are so damn cute on her. She wears them in her Love on Top video.. so adorbs

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Beyonce rocks her Isabel Marants all the time.. they are so damn cute on her. She wears them in her Love on Top video.. so adorbs

nonmember avatar My opinion

I think they're horribly ugly. I can't stabd most of this "fashion" that's trying to be passed on. I seen them for the first time at target and my husband and I literally laughed out loud!



@ Tara: shut up. People have different fashions. And different opinions. I'm sure there is something out there that you would never dream of wearing and think is so ugly. I still wear flare jeans. According to my best friend they're hideous. I don't care what she thinks, I like them better than straight jeans but she can have an opinion.

nonmember avatar Anti Soccermom

Wow "My opinion " - are you a soccer mom you obviously have no issues (eye roll). Hate to break this to if Tara or whoever else owns three pair of $700 sneakers I seriously doubt she cares what someone who laughs at fashion in TARGET of all places thinks about her.

I love mine and think they are amazing. I own two pairs of Skechers and one pair ofPuma. I tend to agree that soccer moms in minivans are the least likely person I would ask for fashion tips from.

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