Once upon a time, strappy kitten heels, eye-catching block heels, and head-turning stilettos weren’t the only options when it came to stylish summer footwear—wedges were a wardrobe must, too.
While it’s been a hot minute since wedges reigned supreme in the early ’00s, we’re glad to say the comfortable style is back and better than ever. To prove it, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite pairs of wedges you can snag right now.
Whether you wear them with shorts, jeans, skirts, or dresses, you’re sure to earn a compliment or two (plus, you’ll be more comfortable than if you were to wear another type of lifted silhouette, so win-win).
How pretty are these espadrille sandals? Rather than a matte natural wedge, these four-inch platform wedges feature a shimmery champagne-hued rope that makes them that much more head-turning. While they’re sold in three hues, we’re particular fans of the summery cobalt hue, which is really more of a tropical blue.
For a more minimalist silhouette, check out these simple two-strap, three-inch wedges from Aldo. The trendy style is sold in a pretty cognac hue, as well as a pretty summery blue.
The simple slide silhouette of these wedge sandals makes them one of the most comfortable and versatile styles in this roundup.
Not a fan of ultra-tall wedges (or heels)? These wedge sandals feature a modest 1.38-wedge heel lined with a braided platform. Best of all, the comfy silhouette—which, BTW, is great for walking adventures—is sold in four colors, including bold limeade and aqua hues.
Flip-flops are another trend from yesteryear currently making their rounds for summer 2021. Pair the thong silhouette with a retro wedge and you have yourself some of the most trendy sandals of the season.
These retro chunky wedge sandals bring back images of the ’70s and ’90s. Sold in black, chestnut, and white, they’re the tall neutral silhouette you’ve been hoping for summer. (Just know that you’re not the only one. They’ve sold out multiple times and some colors are currently on pre-order for the next installment.)
For a more casual silhouette, check out these patterned espadrilled wedges from UGG. They’re the perfect shoe for brunch, winery outings, beachy weddings, and the like.
These off-white wedge sandals look a lot more expensive than they are thanks to chunky braided straps that give off Bottega Veneta vibes.
Like wedges, clear jelly sandals are back and having a moment in 2021, too. For that reason, these wedges, which feature clear straps, are a great option for summer footwear. Plus, they’re available in four colors.
These ankle-tie platform wedge sandals remind us of Rachel McAdams’ wardrobe from The Notebook, only with a modern twist thanks to the funky snake print colorway. Of course, they’re available in chestnut and black if you prefer a more neutral appearance.
xx, the FabFitFun team