The wedgie

The up and coming designer Salvatore Ferragamo shot to stardom when he devised the wedge heel made from cork in the late 30’s.


These simple cork or leather wedges were worn by women throughout the 1940s and were the iconic shoe of its time.

During 1950’s the style stayed as popular as ever, While becoming a lot more varied.

The toes opened up to be more revealing, and the wedge as it was later updated now came with new coverings of raffia and patterned fabrics.

Look at this fabulous creation, with a wooden sole and an intricate carved wedge, WOW!


Clear lucite wedges featured as a sassy style too! as seen here on Miss Monroe.

lucite heels 2

The wedge is still a popular choice for summer time pin-up kittens today!!!!

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