August 31, 2012

ARTICLE | The Wedge by Very

Hello dear readers ! A while ago, this wonderful site contacted me and showed me this really great article. I found it really useful and well-written and I had to share it with you. I will translate it in Romanian soon but I am away in another short get-away so I will take time and do it when I get home. Until then, I welcome you all to read the English version below !


A Summer Shoe Saviour: The Wedge

To wedge or not to wedge? That’s the real question this summer. If you simply can’t choose between a classic heel and a towering platform for a special occasion, you’ll be pleased to hear that the wedge trend comes with some handy benefits.

The earliest wedge sandals, worn throughout the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, was nowhere near as comfortable as today’s varieties. Venetian men tended to force their wives to wear heavy wooden shoes to prevent them from running off with a handsome gondolier. Luckily for the fashion world, one Italian designer decided to reinvent the wedge heel for the modern independent woman. Salvatore Ferragamo carved out a name for himself with a fabulous collection of striking wedged footwear and quickly became a shoe maker to the Hollywood stars in the 1950s. Today’s wedge heels balance your entire weight over a lightweight platform, helping you to keep on your toes without the ankle and back strain that can develop after hours of dancing in stiletto heels.

Let’s face it, the British summer doesn’t look set to arrive anytime yet. Whilst your favourite heels will make you a stuck in the mud at a garden party, a trusty wedge will keep you on firmer ground. Wedge shoes at are a handy way to subtly add height to a casual look and are a great for days when a stiletto would look over the top. Try pairing a wedged espadrille with some denim shorts for a cute and stylish look that will take you straight from the park to a night on the town.

A good pair of shoes is an essential fashion investment and you need to be confident that they’ll last the season. Heels push our weight to the toes, which can quickly lead to scuff marks and scratches when we take a step wrong. In contrast, wedges wear gradually over the entire sole and are often finished in an outer material such as cork or wood, which provides better protection for the whole shoe.

But the big question is – how do wedge heels make you look? The days of unattractive clunky clogs are well behind us and the modern wedge heel creates the illusion of longer legs and thinner ankles, whilst supporting the arch of the foot. So why not be bold this season and swap your favourite heels and summer frock combo for nude peep toe wedges and a bright neon mini-dress?

P.S.: Let me know in the comment section your opinion about it and if you would like to see more of these articles here on the blog. Kisses xx

Yours truly, Julls ♥


  1. Hi beauty ♥♥♥

    Mmm n-am auzit de ei. Am sa intru acum sa vad ce au. Din ce am vazut merita vizitat. Pupic, Iulia!

    I am running a new giveaway on my blog. You are mostly invited to participate!



  2. Nici eu nu am auzit de ei,e bine de stiut!Ai un blog tare dragut!pupici

  3. Super pantofiori! Mie chiar imi place stilul asta de wedge. Cred ca dau piciorului acelasi efect frumos ca tocurile dar nu sunt la fel de incomozi :).

  4. Foarte interesanta postarea, kisses dear


You can write me in : română / english / français / español ! ♥