You have to admit that women are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to the different styles of shoes at their disposal. From a stiletto to a kitten heel, a slingback to a high heeled pump, a strappy sandal to that summer favorite, the wedge! Wedges have the advantage of being easier to walk in than say a pin-thin stiletto, and while perhaps they’re not quite as elegant, they do make quite the fashion statement. They’ve certainly come a long way since they were first introduced back in the 1930s and are loved by many a style-savvy celeb, especially as part of their off duty casual wardrobe. Whether you’re going for an espadrille, a cork wedge or a vertiginous 5-inch platform, the world is your fashion oyster! They’re a fabulous option for a laid back look and the perfect shoes to pack for that summer vacation. Wedges still have the ability to elevate an outfit while remaining practical enough to provide day-long comfort. So get ready to put your best fashion foot forward as we review the best wedges for women currently up for grabs.
The Best Wedges For Women
From the popular Californian shoe brand, Soda, our first Best Choice product is an espadrille style wedge, perfect for lazy days by the beach. This super cute and casual style will go with just about anything and provides a comfortable and relaxed vibe. With a three-inch raffia style wedge and open toe design, Soda Women’s Casual Clip Espadrille Sandals are the ideal shoe to compliment any summer outfit. Constructed from a manmade leather substitute, they feature an adjustable ankle strap. When it comes to color options, you are seriously spoilt for choice with plain colored versions as well as fashionable animal prints and other exotic style skins to choose from. Nothing says summer better than an espadrille wedge and at just over $15 why not stock up on all your favorite colors? If you are looking for more stylish footwear for ladies, check out our guide to the best boat shoes for women.
Raffia-wrapped wedged platform sandal
Open toe design with an adjustable ankle strap
Wide range of colors and animal prints
Go with any summer outfit both dressy and casual
Manmade leather construction
- Weight3 pounds
Get ready to step into summer in complete style with these wedge sandals from Vince Camuto. Available in a wide range of contemporary color choices, these are a sleek and more sophisticated approach to the casual raffia heeled espadrille. The Leera Women’s Wedge Sandal features a 85mm heel with a slim and attractive ankle strap. They’re both comfortable and wearable and will bring your summer wardrobe to life. Made from soft Nubuck leather with a synthetic sole, these are a modern and innovative shoe from well respect brand, Vince Camuto who has been manufacturing covetable footwear since 2005.
Cream raffia style wedge heel
Open toe design with elegant adjustable high ankle strap
Wide range of colors available
Made from a soft premium Nubuck leather
Feature an 85mm wedge heel
- BrandVince Camuto
- Weight12 ounces
If you are looking for the perfect summer holiday wedge, then take a look at our next recommendation. The Alida Espadrille Wedge from Marc Fisher delivers just the right amount of extra height with a wedge heel of 3.75-inches. They’re stylish and fashionable and are made from either a wonderful suede texture material or quality leather. The Alida wedge comes in a choice of flattering and chic soft summer colors as well as a perennially stylish black option. We particularly love the gold leather version of this contemporary high heeled wedge, which is ideal for a garden party, summer wedding, or other special occasions. They’re in that always popular open toe design and feature a chunky adjustable high ankle strap. With a lightly padded insole, they’re also comfortable to wear and help cushion and protect the balls of your feet. If you are a fan of comfy shoes like this, you will sure like some of the best walking sandals for women from our list.
3.75-inch raffia espadrille heel
Available in choice of either premium suede or leather
Wide range of contemporary color choices
Feature an adjustable high ankle strap with buckle closure
- BrandMarc Fisher LTD
- Weight12 ounces
If you are looking for a trendy wedge sandal that is both chunky and feminine at the same time, then why not check out our next recommendation? The Dolce Vita Women’s Straw Wedge Sandal comes with a 2-inch platform and features a chunky and stable heel that provides extra height and support. Manufactured from leather or suede, the Dolce Vita is seriously stylish with an open toe design and a thick ankle strap with a back zip closure. Dolce Vita is a popular Californian based brand, recognized for its effortless and cool laid back collections and loved by in-the-know global trendsetters! Make like the jet-set gang and grab yourself a pair of these gorgeous women’s straw wedge sandals.
2-inch straw wedge platform
Chunky yet feminine style sandal
Leather or suede super with man-made sole
Ankle strap with zip closure
Wedge heel measures approximately 4-inches
- BrandDolce Vita
- Weight2.88 pounds
These highly stylish and lust-worthy espadrilles from Eileen Fisher are today’s Premium Pick. Made from high-quality leather and featuring a braided jute sole, this espadrille wedge is simply sensational. In three color options including a beautiful dark mulberry tumbled leather, this wedge sandal features cross crossed leather straps. The sole has a durable rubber grip to provide plenty of traction and support and the lining of the sandal itself also features soft leather. They feature a practical yet still elegant 2.5-inch heel along with a 0.5-inch platform. Eileen Fisher Women’s Willow Espadrille Wedge Sandal is comfortable and chic holiday resort footwear at its absolute finest. They’re just the perfect height and literally will go with any outfit you’ve packed. And for an absolute comfort in your home, check out our selection of the best slippers for women.
2-5-inch braided jute espadrille wedge
High-quality leather upper
Durable rubber grip sole
Crisscross leather strap detailing
The perfect summer resort wear sandal
- BrandEileen Fisher
- Weight2 pounds
Very much still based up the original design of the traditional espadrille found and sold on beaches up and down the length and breadth of the Mediterranean for centuries, Soludos shoes are classically styled, comfortable and eco-friendly. The Palma inspired wedge platform from their latest seasonal collection is a suede leather sandal with a buckle at the side. If you are looking for a fabulous pair of tan wedges, then these would make an excellent choice. They’re perfect for the city, the beach and pretty much everywhere else in between! With their braided jute sole and that open toe design, they’re the ideal wedge to pack for your next summer holiday. With a 3.25-inch platform profile and a grippy rubber outsole, the Soludus Palma sandal is comfortable as well as stylish and a more practical alternative to a slim high heel. These wedge sandals are ideal for all kinds of warm-weather events.
3.25-inch braided jute espadrille wedge
High-quality suede leather upper
Durable rubber grip outsole
Buckle fastener with elastic at side
Perfect warm weather event sandals
- Weight2.5 pounds
Who doesn’t love a pair of Michael Kors shoes? How about adding to your already extensive collection with a pair of summer sandals? These Berkley Wedge sandals are a sure-fire summer hit! Bringing a touch of glamour to every day, these braided jute espadrilles are elevated thanks to a zip front style. The zippered T-strap adds a touch of class and timeless elegance to what is normally a more casual wedge design. In a striking and elegant navy color, these 4-inch high wedges are perfect for many an occasion and outfit. They also feature a cushioned footbed with a synthetic lining and rubber outer sole for comfortable grip and support. Wear them poolside with a flowing maxi dress or even to the office with tailored summer separates for a chic and breezy, stylish look. If you are looking for more summer footwear, you will sure like our collection of the best flip flops for women.
4-inch heel combined with 1-inch platform
Navy canvas textile upper with synthetic lining
Comfortably cushioned footbed
Statement t-strap zip closure
Bring a touch of glamour to a casual wedge sandal
- BrandMICHAEL Michael Kors
- Weight11 ounces
If you have a glamorous resort holiday booked for this summer, then you are going to need a pair of shoes fit for all occasions. You really can’t go wrong with these gorgeous espadrille-style wedges from the Marc Fisher collection. The Adalyne Sandal is made from high-quality natural leather or suede with a manmade and textile sole. It’s a sandal that perfectly balances this season’s high fashion look with comfort and the practicality of a wearable wedge. With a closed heel counter and a chunky supportive buckle closure at the ankle, it’s also supportive and secure to wear. In a range of gorgeous colors perfect for the summer season, this wedge heel makes an excellent choice. We’re a little bit obsessed with the orange suede version which takes summer styling to whole new dizzy heights. With contrast stitching, these wedge sandals deliver a modern twist on a retro-inspired design.
4-inch heel combined with 1.75-inch platform
100% leather and suede construction
Beautiful soft summer colors available
Fully covered heel counter for support
Buckle closure at ankle for added security
- BrandMarc Fisher LTD
- Weight12 ounces
If you are still searching for that elusive summer sandal, then your wait might finally be over! Step forward the Soludus Women’s Tall Wedge Sandal in either black or blush to perfectly transition you from beach to bar. It’s a fabulous 3-inch just wedged iconic espadrille heel that perfectly fuses fashion with function. With a closed toe design, it’s perfect for all kinds of casual and formal occasions. The braided raffia sidewall gives these sandals a real elevated sense of style, and we adore the lace-up ankle feature. With a durable rubber sole, they also provide plenty of grip too. For a look that says casual and chic, all rolled into one, then the Soludus Tall Wedge is an eco-friendly and versatile option. For more cool and confortable shoes for hot summer days, check out our guide to the best slides for women.
3-inch wedge heel
Canvas fabric construction in classic Black or beautiful natural Blush
Lace-up ankle design
Pretty braided raffia sidewall
Grippy and secure rubber sole
- ModelTall Wedge (90mm)
- Weight1.63 pounds
The Annadel Ivory Wedge Sandal is supremely comfortable as you would expect from this famous footwear brand. Featuring a soft upper made from either leather or suede, the canal is paired with a cork wedged heel, giving this sandal a somewhat retro yet sophisticated and modern vibe. With an adjustable ankle strap that secures via a hook and loop, this fully flexible and versatile shoe is a joy to wear. If you are looking for a wedge sandal that delivers underfoot comfort with breathable Ortholite support and moisture management, then you can’t go wrong with these Clarks Annadel Ivory Wedge Sandals. They’re an ideal shoe for all-day wear, and with seven contemporary color options, there is bound to be an Annadel wedge that suits your style.
100% leather or suede upper
Cushion soft Ortholite footbed
Moisture management system
Secure hook and loop ankle fastening
Cork wedge with durable rubber sole
- Model Annadel Ivory
- Weight12 ounces
These beautiful summertime wedges from Toms will ensure you look the height of fashion whether you are heading to a wedding or going out for brunch with the girls. They’re a sophisticated looking wedge with a rope wrapped heel measuring 3-inches high which is just perfect for giving to you that extra bit of height while still being practical and wearable. Featuring an adjustable strap which can is fastened with a metal buckle, they’re stylish and secure. The platform itself measures 1-inch and is fitted with a hard wearing man-made rubber outsole. Available in a range of colors as well as suede and canvas fabric options, we really love the Blue Chambray version with its blanket stitch detailing. Toms Women’s Monica Wedges are lightly padded with cushioned cotton, fitted with a breathable insole, moisture wicking and anti-bacterial. Not only that, but with every pair of shoes you purchase from Toms, the brand will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need via their One for One scheme. So not only do you get to look good, but you also get to feel good too. For more professional outfits, check out our list of the best comfortable flats for work.
Attractive suede or fabric upper
Edged with blanket stitch detailing
Leather ankle strap with metal buckle
Rope-wrapped 3-inch wedge
Durable rubber outsole
- Weight12 ounces
With a wedge style footbed, this sleek and smart looking sandal from OTBT is in shape of a slingback with a stretchy elastic strap. No matter where your day might take you or whatever event you’re attending, with these OTBT Women’s Bushnell Wedge Sandals on your feet, you will feel comfortable and look stylish. OTBT shoes are made for those among you with an adventurous spirit who loves to travel, explore and of course, look fashionable and chic while doing so. With these practical yet polished looking wedges, you are sure to look fabulous no matter what ensemble you’ve pulled together. In a slip-on design with an open toe and durable rubber heel, these leather and textile wedges have also been designed to last. They come in a wide range of colors and textures featuring mixed media straps, with cork as well as covered wedge options. There truly should be an OTBT Bushnell Wedge sandal to suit you all.
Extensive range of leather and textile uppers to choose from
Platform style slingback sandal
Mixed media straps as well as cork and covered wedge options
Easy to take on and off with stretchy elastic strap
Slip on, open toe design
- Weight2 pounds
You are totally spoilt for choice when it comes to the fabulous options available in our next best wedge sandals. Whether you are specifically looking for a pair of white wedges or prefer to go for a classic pair of black wedge sandals, you will find them all from Olivia K. These open toe, sandals are our highest option so far with an overall heel height of 4.5-inches but remember that 1-inch of that is a platform, so they’re still comfortable to wear, almost like house shoes. With an ankle strap and buckle design, they’re easy to take on and off and also secure to wear. The open toe and heel design ensure that our feet can breathe during those hotter summer months. With a range of colors to choose from you’re sure to turn heads showing off your lovely legs, wearing these Olivia K Women’s Open Toe Strappy High Wedge Sandals.
Faux-leather and faux-cork construction
Wide range of contemporary and neutral colors to choose from
High 4-5-inch heel with open toe and open heel design
Ankle strap fastener with adjustable buckle closure
Lightweight and breathable to wear
- BrandOLIVIA K
Our next best wedges for women come from Blowfish Malibu and are the perfect pair of faux cork wedges to help you transition through the seasons. Whether you are looking for a pair of silver wedges or prefer a pair of ran wedges, there’s a Blowfish Hapuku option that you will fall in love with. This gorgeous and easy to wear wedge sandal combines a faux-leather upper with a faux-cork sole and looks just as good with an oversized sweater and your favorite jeans as it does a summer maxi dress. The sole is padded for your comfort, and the open toe design is breathable. They also securely and quickly fasten with an invisible velcro strap adding to the streamlined and sophisticated overall look of this lovely wedge sandal. Style them your way, every day, for a versatile and always chic statement summer look.
Faux-leather and faux-cork construction
Velcro fastener for easy take on and off
3-inch cork effect high wedge heel
Available in a range of attractive colors including metallics
Extra padded from our comfort
- BrandBlowfish Malibu
- Weight3 pounds
Our final recommendation comes from Get More Beauty and is a highly chic, stylish, and retro-inspired platform style wedge. With a 2.5-inch platform, Get More Beauty Women’s Wedge Platform Sandals are easy and practical to wear for a host of occasions and comes in seven highly attractive color options. Made from synthetic materials, the wedges are covered in beautiful and bright colored fabric. With a criss-cross, open toe design, the wedges feature a covered heel counter which conveniently fastens with a back zipper. These wonderful wedges are further complemented by a series of multi-colored beaded ankle straps which add a lovely decorative edge to this stunning summer sandal.
Faux leather and fabric material construction
Practical and easy to wear 2.5-inch wedge platform
Seven bright and contemporary color options
Feature decorative multi-colored beaded ankle strap design
Open toe design with a covered heel counter
Wedges For Women Buying Guide
How We Chose Our Selection Of The Best Wedges For Women
To narrow down our recommendations of the best wedges for women, we focused on three key criteria. Besides obviously looking good, being well made and comfortable to wear, we also based our final list of shoes on Brand, Price, and Reviews.
Brand - We like to include a mix of brands from well-known and established shoe brands that you will already have heard of, alongside lesser known, new to market brands that have plenty to offer.
Price - Of course, we all have different budgets and expectations of what we’re prepared and are happy to pay for a new pair of shoes. That’s why we try to select a representative range of price points to suit everyone, focusing on high-quality production and not just the price tag.
Reviews - Here at ShoeHero, we think it’s of vital importance to review what other customers think and feel about the wedges they’ve purchased. While we do our own extensive research, it’s important to read reviews to get a genuine sense about the comfort, durability, and fit that you can expect to experience yourself when wearing your chosen wedges.
Features To Look For In Wedges For Women
Style - The styles and options available in wedges and platforms for women are seemingly endless! You can go for an espadrille, to a cork wedge, a slingback to an open toe. Whether you prefer a small platform or a vertiginous heel, the choice is yours. Some wedges are designed to be more casual, while others can look stylish and chic worn with a summer cocktail dress. With ribbons ties around the ankles, secure adjustable straps as well as all manner of embellishments, there are certainly plenty of styles to choose from.
Comfort - Wedges are a surprisingly comfortable and practical choice thanks to their wedged platform. You can also pick up a pair of women wedge heels with cushioned and comfortable padded insoles. Comfort is important in any footwear you purchase, and your wedges are no exception.
Material - There are plenty of options from leather and fabric uppers to cork and raffia wedges. All kinds of combinations exist, so you are sure to find a pair that perfectly match your send of style and your practical needs.