Trend Alert: The Sneaker Wedge

The first time I heard about the sneaker wedge I couldn’t help but think… “Um, ew!” But after seeing them in photos and reading fashion insiders raves about them, I couldn’t help but check them out.

I was totally surprised when I found myself itching to replace my go-to pair of mary-jane pumps with a pair of… you guessed it, sneakers! Ash Footwear seems to be the prominent sneaker-wedge producer with some crazy funky styles, but other shops like Nine West are also on top of this emerging trend. And these aren’t your run-of-the-mill Nike Free’s… my favorite finds (below) are less like work out apparel and more like an edgy take on an old favorite. Take a look!

Ash: Bowie Wedge Sneaker Fuxia Suede, $225

Nine West: Bitt 400 Wedge Sneakers in Silver Snake, $99

Marc by Marc Jacobs: Women’s Westmuller $150

Ash: Thelma Hi-Top Wedge Sneaker $200