Wedge sandals are a hot trend again this spring, and for good reason. They give you the height and stature of your favorite stilettos, but they’re comfortable enough for everyday wear.
I am personally super excited about wedge sandals this spring and summer because I spent the last 2 years avoiding heels due to various foot injuries, so this spring I plan to wear heels as often as I can! I even splurged on a pair of Stuarts to celebrate.
You can wear wedges with shorts, jeans, trousers, dresses, and skirts. They are the most versatile workhorse in your spring/summer wardrobe — aside from possibly your favorite flat sandals. Both have a unique purpose in your wardrobe, so we’ll be discussing flat sandals next!
Here are some suggestions for you if you’re in the market to invest in a pair of neutral wedge sandals this summer. I tried to cover all price points. And if you can’t wear high heels, never fear! I’ve got you covered too. Scroll on down to see my favorite low wedges this spring.
10 Fabulous Neutral High Wedge Sandals for Spring
#1. MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Josephine’ Wedge: I’ve had my eye on these sandals since last summer. I haven’t tried them on, but they look so cute. They always catch my eye when I see them on the Nordstrom website. I also like them in the Black, but I’m picturing them here in the Luggage color. They’re on sale for $149.90. They have a heel height of 4½” with 1″ platform, making it comparable to walking in a 3½” heel, and they’re genuine leather — truly a gorgeous shoe.
#2. MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Damita’ Wedge Sandal These are cute too, and they’re priced more moderately at $98.95. In addition to the Natural color pictured below, they also come in black, fuchsia, gold, and navy. The fuchsia ones are REALLY pretty! They have a 4″ heel and a 1″ platform.
#3. Sam Edelman ‘Brenda’ Espadrille Wedge: This is a really nice choice for $109. It comes in Saddle and Black suede, and it has a 3½” heel with a ¾” platform, so it should be easy to walk in.
#4. UGG ‘Jolina’ Open-Toe Wedge: This is super cute too in a buttery nubuck. I love the cut-out sides. It has a 4″ heel with a 1½” platform, so it’s really like walking in a 2½” heel. I bet it’s super comfy.
#5. Charles by Charles D ‘Arlington’ Wedge Sandal: This is a great choice too. It’s $98.95 with a 4¼” heel and 1¼” platform. I love the earthy cork wedge and the reversed seams for a deconstructed look.
#6. Montego Bay Williams High Wedge Sling. For wedge sandals under $50, I always recommend Payless. They have cute styles at great prices, like this High Wedge Sling available in black or brown for $19. It’s quite similar to the Josephine Wedge above, but at a fraction of the price. I’m actually partnering with Payless for a series of 3 posts on spring shoe styles, so stay tuned for that!!
#7. Noah High Wedge: I also really like these at Payless for $39.
#8. Jimmy Choo ‘Portia’ Platform Wedge: If you’re looking to splurge, these sandals are stunning. I was drooling over these when I saw them at Nordstrom last week. They definitely make a statement. I love the crisscross straps, and the logo-engraved rands at the heel give them that Jimmy Choo signature touch.
#9. Tory Burch Marion: I like these for a more delicate look. The cork is flecked with metallic, and the wraparound ankle strap lends a bit of elegance. I see these shoes more with skirts and dresses than jeans and pants. They would also be cute with dressy shorts. The heel is 3¼.
#10. Stuart Weitzman Elixir Sandal. My go-to wedge sandals for the past few years is a pair by Stuart Weitzman in a neutral tobacco. I love the color because they go with literally everything in my summer closet. I bought them on a super sale at 6pm.com several years ago, and I have worn them to death.
I found this picture of me wearing them a few years ago, the summer I was training for my half marathon. I wonder what happened to that sweater. That was cute! LOL!!
Anyway, I decided that it’s time for an update. Because Stuart was so good to me before, I decided to splurge on the new Stuart Weitzman Elixir. The wide, braided leather straps give them a slightly bohemian flair, but they’re classic enough to work into my conservative wardrobe. They are absolutely gorgeous and incredibly comfortable.
I have never spent this much on a pair of shoes before, so I admit that I had a moment of second guessing myself, but I know these will last many years, and I’ll get a ton of wear out of them — as long as I don’t injure my foot again! Ha!
I got the Dove color, pictured above, but they’re also available in Adobe (tan) and String (a white/ivory color.) The heel height is 4¾” and the platform is 1½” so it works out to a 3¼” heel drop, which is manageable to walk in but still makes a statement. I’ve already worn them with a couple of spring outfits (stay tuned for 27 Days of Spring Fashion, starting next week!!) and I absolutely LOVE them.
Here’s a picture of me fooling around with R when I was wearing them last weekend. She was trying to show me how to walk the catwalk. She’s such a nut!!
After I put this post together, I realized that all of the wedges I’ve posted have super high heels. They’re my favorites, and I’m excited to be wearing them again, BUT!!! I also know how frustrating it is NOT to be able to wear high heels, and I know many of you have finicky feet too, so here are a few lower heeled versions for you to consider.
I have actually been told by my foot doctor that a low heel is better for your feet than flats, and wedges are the easiest to walk in by far. So these shoes are great for those of you who have foot problems.
6 Neutral Low Wedge Sandals for Spring
#1. Born Terra: For comfort shoes with style, you can’t go wrong with Born. These sandals have a rear buckle closure for a secure fit, and the platform wedge heel provides stability. They have a 1¼ inch heel with a 1½ inch platform, so the heel lift is only ¼ inch, which is perfect for finicky feet.
Born Terra $99
#2. Born Metzger: Another similar and very cute option by Born is the Metzger, also for $99.
Born Metzger $99
#3. Umberto Raffini: This is another brand I’m fond of at The Walking Company — my go-to shoe store when my feet were acting up. I love the laser detail embellishment, and they are 2½ inches with a 1 inch platform, so they give you about a 1½ heel lift.
Umberto Raffini $129
#4. Payless Dexflex Val Gladiator: These are part of the DexFlex Comfort collection at Payless, and they have a slightly edgy style that is on trend right now. Also check out the Suzie Woven Low Wedge for $24 from their Comfort Plus line.
#5. Jimmy Choo ‘Portia’ Cork Platform Wedge Sandal: For a splurgier pair, these strappy patent leather Jimmy Choos with the cork wedge are classy and comfortable.
#6. Stuart Weitzman ‘In Chains’ Wedge Sandal: Finally, these Stuarts are a pre-order item, but I wanted to include them because I think they’re so cute. My experience with Stuart Weitzman shoes is that the comfort and quality is bar none. In addition to the wedge sandals I mentioned above, I also have a pair of their pumps that I’ve had for well over 10 years, and I still wear them. If your budget allows, you can’t go wrong with this brand.
There are sooooo many more sandals I could have linked to in this post. I keep looking through the selection at Nordstrom, thinking I should have added like 10 more. Shop all neutral wedge sandals at Nordstrom HERE and also check out Nordstrom Rack HERE. They have a bunch of wedge sandals on sale right now!!
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