I resisted this trend for So. Long. I was strong, I avoided the urge, I didn’t give in. Wedge trainers seemed like a ridiculous concept – one that could only look good on the very small percentage of women who are tall, slim, model-beautiful and effortlessly stylish. Me, with my average height, regular-sized body and casual wardrobe? Nah.
But then I spotted these wedge trainers on Sarenza, and all previous thoughts of their unsuitability were forgotten as I clicked ‘add to basket’.
I shied away from wedge trainers because many styles are very masculine – not good when you have feet that resemble small cruise ships. But this pair by Méliné are simpler, with no buckles or zips or go-faster stripes. I love the two-tone shade (in my favourite colour for autumn, cranberry) and soft suede, and the small wedge is manageable and… dare I say it, comfortable.
I’ve worn these shoes every day since they landed on my doorstep. They look great with tea dresses and flippy skirts, but my favourite way to wear them is with a simple pair of jeans and a nice woolly jumper. I’m a shameless colour coordinator but I think that helps pull everything together (and my grandma will be proud).
If you’ve jumped on the wedge trainer bandwagon and are now wondering how the hell to wear them, here are a few tips:
- Keep it simple – these are statement shoes, so go for simple shapes and block colours for an easy, everyday look
- Think about your silhouette – wedge trainers can look a bit clunky (especially on big foots like me), so choose form-fitting clothing to balance your figure
- Be careful with casual – wear these with loose trousers and a t-shirt and you’ll look like you’re heading for the gym (albeit in inappropriate footwear). Go for a more structured look by adding a shirt or blazer