Wedges add a pop of style to any of your warm-weather outfits. Not only can they add height to your frame, but they also flatter certain types of dresses and pants more effectively than flats.
The problem with wedges? Sometimes those sky-high shoes aren’t the most comfortable in the world. The good news is that comfortable options do exist in the world — it just takes a little legwork to find wedges that won’t leave you in pain by day’s end. Here are 10 favorites that you’ll love wearing year after year.
10 Comfy Wedges We Love
Cork-wrapped heels make these wedges extra easy to wear for hours. They’re available in a couple of neutral hues, making them especially suitable for your vast wardrobe of warm-weather skirts and dresses. Pair them with anything from a contrasting neutral to a brilliant floral.
In a wide range of widths and sizes, Walking Cradles shoes are designed with extreme comfort in mind. The beauty of Nara is in its simplicity and versatility. Wear them with anything from jeans to dresses, reveling in the comfort of a low-profile heel that adds just enough height.
Put a little pep in your step and enjoy the way these Dr. Scholl’s wedges conform to your feet. They’re made with faux leather and feature flexible rubber soles that make every step a breeze. Ideal if you’re walking a longer distance, they’ll support and protect your feet without causing soreness.
Easy does it in these relaxed wedges that go with any white dress or pair of cropped pants in your closet. The secret is in the lightweight espadrille heel that provides gentle support, while padding on the insole insures you’ll stay comfortable even if you’ve been walking for hours.
A little stretch goes a long way, as these effortless sandals prove. With a back zip closing mechanism and a mere one-inch heel, they’re perfect for giving your casual looks a little oomph. The breathable foam layer wicks moisture away, keeping your feet cool and dry no matter what the weather is like out there.
Designed with PORON® insoles, these thoughtfully designed shoes will make you question where they’ve been all your life. Arch support makes them especially comfortable, while the soft fabric resists moisture and allows your skin to breathe. Timeless and easy to wear, they’re destined to be warm-weather favorites.
Forget any misconceptions you might have about Crocs. These aren’t the standard garden shoes you’re accustomed to seeing, but a more elevated style that captures a quiet sophistication — without sacrificing the brand’s trademark comfort. You’ll appreciate that quality when you spend the day in them.
Available in several brilliant colors, this wedge is destined to do amazing things for your wardrobe. It features an on-trend silhouette with a lithe back-tie accent that adjusts for a perfect fit. If you prefer something more substantial, this is a great choice and just as comfortable as something with a lower heel.
Light, airy, and ideal for both dressy and casual occasions, these wedges come from a family of hyper-comfortable footwear. They’re designed with cushioned footbeds that provide endless comfort, including massaging beads that gently knead your feet to ensure fuss-free all-day wear.
Featuring a substantial heel, these wedges are perfect when you want to slip into something sleek before heading out the door. The denim’s raw finish lends the shoes a nonchalantly chic appearance, and they’re pulled together enough to wear with nearly anything in your closet, from a wrap dress to a pair of cropped denim jeans.
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