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About Wedge Trainers

Wedge trainers first became popular in spring 2012 when Parisian fashion designer Isabel Marant designed a pair for her collection. Isabel?s inspiration for this unique look was her teenage habit of cutting up corks and putting them in her trainers to make herself taller. She wanted to combine the comfort of sneakers with a heel that gave elegance. However, some fashion experts believe the origin of the wedge trainer can actually be traced back to the 1990s when the Spice Girls wore platform trainers. The wedge trainer design was quickly adopted by a number of different designers and brands, including Marc Jacobs and Giuseppe Zanotti, and they were produced by many different brands, with differing price points. They increased in popularity after several celebrities, including Thandie Newton, Jessica Alba and Beyonce, were spotted wearing them, but also because people found them extremely comfortable to wear and loved the way the high heel enhanced their legs. Thousands of pairs of wedge trainers have been sold worldwide. There are a huge range of designs and styles of wedge trainer available, in either leather or man-made fabrics, with laces, Velcro or buckle fastenings. There are also many different colours to choose from, to suit any outfit. Some designs look like trainers, while others are more like a classic ankle boot, so there is a pair to suit every occasion, whether for parties, or every day wear. Typically the heel is integrated into the shoe design for a seamless look and they have high tops, extending above the ankle. The height of the heel can vary from just over an inch, to three inches or more.