Wedge shoes were the in-style in the 1970s and ’80s. After the craze ended they became one of the least popular fashion choices until recently. This retro style has made a comeback and it’s even more popular in the format of a sneaker. To bring you up to speed on what’s currently trending in fashionable footwear, here are the 10 best wedge sneakers of 2020.
1. G by Guess Dayna
Katie Horgan shares her take on the situation with two of the hottest trends in sneaker fashion for 2020. Her top picks include G by Guess Dayna, as the leader This women’s sneaker is a stylish rendition of high-fashion footwear in a wedge styling for the additional height that makes the legs appear more slender. The upper features a unique quilted pattern that gives it texture, and a metal applique of the Guess logo lets you know where the shoe originates. This is a beautiful sneaker but it has a lot more to offer. The shoe is made of lightweight materials to keep your feet fresh and comfortable when you’re on your feet all day. The toe is round so your feet can expand into the soft fabric lining. The footbed is also made of soft cushion material. It laces closed to allow you to make the perfect fit adjustments. This model tends to run a little big so you may want to order a size down or wear thick socks.
2. Reebok Melody Ehsani X Freestyle
Horgan chose the Melody Ehsani X Freestyle as the second-best wedge sneaker for 2020. This is one of the few wedge style sneakers you’ll find from Reebok. The styling is inspired by L.A. fashion and it adds a little extra height and a whole lot of fashion. If you’re a fan of fun and whimsical designs you’ll love the variety of vibrant colors along with a mix of different patterns and designs in the print including paint splatters, stripes, and more. We must admit that these wedge sneakers don’t offer as much support as they could, but they’re comfortable and sure to lift your mood.
3. Skechers Arya
Skechers has also released a wedge for 2020. The Arya is designed in an easy to use slip-on styling. there isn’t a need for laces as the fabric stretches to give you a custom feel fit. These are fashionable wedge sneakers that are ideal for casual wear or even work. The sole is flexible to give you a barefoot sensation, except they provide excellent support and comfort. They’re available in black or gray.
4. Michael Kors Skyler Sneaker Booties
Rank and Style highlights the Michael Kors version of the wedge sneaker. The fashion brand weighs in with these stylish wedge sneakers that combine comfort and support with high fashion. They add just enough height with the one and a quarter inch wedge heel without taking it over the top. They come in a range of colors and they’re a suitable fashion accessory when worn with skinny jeans.
5. Linea Paolo Anna Wedge Sneakers
A second winner from Rank and Style is the Linea Paolo brand wedges. The heel is a little taller than the Michael Kors version, adding an extra half-inch if you like to walk tall. Taller heels look great with ankle-length skinny jeans. These shoes are not only stylish, but they’re also comfortable enough to wear to the office daily. They look smart when paired with a blazer.
6. Steve Madden Women’s Wedgie-p Sneaker
Steve Madden brand Wedgie-p sneakers are stylish with a sophisticated aesthetic that would make them great for wearing to the office. They’re available in Taupe or Black. We love the high-quality materials of the 100% leather upper. The wedge platform is 2.75 inches. It’s hidden. You get the added height without anyone knowing. The sneaker design features zippers on the inside and the outside.
7. Aldo Women’s Ailanna Wedge Sneakers
These sneakers feature synthetic materials that are durable yet stretchy and comfortable. The wedge height at the heel is 3 inches to give your legs a more slender appearance. We love the high-top sneaker design that conceals the wedge height. Only you know you’re wearing wedges.
8. Soda Taylor Hidden Fashion Wedge Sneakers
Soda shoes are a quality brand that consistently fits true to size. These stylish sneakers are the Taylor G Black style featuring a wedge design and suede uppers. The material is pliable enough for comfort without sacrificing the support they give your feet. The sole is durable rubber. Functional zippers on the statement side make them easy to put on and take off. The heel adds two and a quarter-inch of height.
9. Juicy Couture Journey Women’s Platform Wedge Sneakers
Juicy Couture’s Journey Women’s Platform Wedge sneakers are among the most stylish we’ve seen. The quilted design adds texture and eye appeal. The uppers are synthetic material. Mesh lining on the inside is comfortable land allows ample ventilation to avoid overheating and sweating. The sole provides superior traction with a TPR outsole. You can just fit with the lace-up and buckle closure. A padded footbed adds additional comfort. The heel measures 3 inches with a one-inch platform.
10. GEOX Nydame Snake Embossed Wedge Sneaker
Although these wedge sneakers might set you back between $70 and $140, they make a definite fashion statement. The mixed-media design fits in with a chic-street wardrobe perfectly. The sneakers have suede uppers for comfort and support with mesh inserts to allow ventilation. Zippered closures are on the side. The pack cuff of the sneaker features an embossed padded snake. The 1.5-inch wedge heel is hidden.