Let Us Reintroduce You to Wedges: The Comfortable, Wear-Everywhere Heel of 2021

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Even as our social lives swiftly pick back up, the thought of teetering in a pair of sky-high stilettos seems daunting. But the best wedges of 2021, on the other hand, will help us ease back into things. After a year at home in plush slippers (if any shoes at all), it’s natural to want to hold on to the comforts to which we’ve grown accustom. The triangular platforms offer the allure of a high heel with the sturdiness of a flat. That’s certainly a win-win, whether you’re attending a summer wedding or reuniting with friends at dinner.

Nicole Miller styled the chunky shoe with floral frocks and rompers, While Dries Van Noten proved that wedges pair well with sequin dresses and silky skirts. Come fall, you can pair them with socks just like the models demonstrated in Dsquared’s resort 2022 collection or invest in a wedge boot, similar to Rag & Bone’s latest designs.

Below, feast your eyes on the best wedges of 2021 to wear now and throughout the fall.

The Slick Slide

Everlane The Wedge sandal

$165.00, EVERLANE

Amina Muaddi Naima suede wedge sandals

$790.00, NET-A-PORTER

Staud Sylvie wedge sandals

$295.00, SSENSE

Zara thin strap mini wedge sandal

$50.00, ZARA

The Classic Espadrille

Tory Burch wrap espadrille sandals


Roger Vivier crystal-embellished espadrille platform

$1200.00, NET-A-PORTER

Glamorous flatform espadrille sandals

$48.00, ASOS

Castañer Carola 80 wedge espadrilles

$205.00, NET-A-PORTER

The Touch of Cork

Rag & Bone Sommer sandals

$325.00, AMAZON

Salvatore Ferragamo Giudith leather wedges

$690.00, MYTHERESA

Kate Spade Jasper platform wedges

$198.00, KATE SPADE

K. Jacques Diorite thong wedges

$370.00, SHOPBOP

The Wedge Boot

Tory Burch platform wedge hiking boot

$498.00, NORDSTROM

Moncler W short shearling-lined sude wedge ankle boots

$810.00, NET-A-PORTER

Steve Madden Mooris Chestnut boot


Amina Muaddi Pernille suede ankle boots

$1018.00, MYTHERESA

Originally Appeared on Vogue