In 1938 when visionary Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, also known as shoemaker to the stars, created the very first pair of wedge heeled shoes, little did he know that for every summer to follow the wedge would play a lead role.

At the the wedge heel is a summer classic with this season offering a more innovative en vogue wedge, where design and comfort work in harmony in a variety of versatile sandals from the micro to very high wedge, that can be worn with everything from work to play.

The wedge sandal is quite simply the perfect sandal for summer. It’s is more steady, comfy and secure than your regular heeled sandal, perfect for everyday comfort from the office, the beach, making moves on the dance floor to walking cobblestone streets while being a tourist in Rome, Madrid or even Temple Bar! Your wedge choice is endless at from the funky casual to designer chic.

Keeping it casual and edgy with the right amount of wedge heel height for day time, the full cover red espadrilles by Tony Pons at offer the traditional jute wedge heel and come in a variety of colours and styles ideal for any summer wardrobe.

If your preference is for a mule, Tamaris has cleverly designed a no-fuss full leather mule wedge in dark tan, with a rose nubuck option, where the heel is at one with the upper. For originality in wedge design, would have to award a tie between Rieker and Gabor.

Rieker has designed a collection of jute or cork with a white sole platform wedge, uppers are enhanced with hardware and jewel trims.

Gabor’s offer blends basket weave defined with cork on each wedge heel, with a soft leather footbed creating comfort that is sublime and artisan T bar leather uppers.

Marco Tozzi at come up trumps for your go to everyday fashion wedge, with an elasticated bedazzled cross and bar style upper available in taupe, navy or black on a super lightweight wedge sole, you feel like you are walking on air.

If you enjoy the nautical theme that pops up every summer look no further than and their collection of wedge sandals by Tommy Hilfiger.

In keeping with his preppy reputation, the navy, red and white intertwining upper on a very high acrylic woven wedge featuring the TH signature is sure to tempt. Tommy’s cute peep toe slingback sandals are very favourable with a lower wedge heel and are available in red, navy or white.


Here are some of the best buys at


o   White Double Bar Wedge €89.95 by Gabor


o   Dark Tan Double Bar Wedge €89.95 by Gabor


o   Jewel Embellished Wedge €65 by Rieker


o   Navy Criss Cross Wedge €49.95 by Marco Tozzi


o   Rose Blush Low Wedge €65 by Rieker


o   Rose Nubuck Mule Wedge €79.95 by Tamaris


o   White Tommy Peep Toe Wedge €85 by Tommy Hilfiger


o   White & Chrome Tri Bar Wedge €65 by Rieker


o   Tommy Nautical Elena Wedge €99.95 by Tommy Hilfiger


o   Nautical Stripe Full Cover Espadrille Wedge €55 by Tony Pons


o   Red Suede Full Cover Espadrille Wedge €55 by Tony Pons


o   Nude Pink Cross Laser Cut Bar Wedge €49.95 by XTI


o   Taupe Cross Bar High Wedge €49.95 by XTI


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