I Can't Believe I'm Saying This, But I Think Wedges Might Be Cool Again


(Image credit: @elizagracehuber; Pictured: Zara Leather Wedge Ankle Boots ($229))

For one reason or another, 2024 will go down as the year of the fashion comeback kid, with everything from low-rise jeans and whale tails to micro miniskirts and platform flip-flops returning to relevancy in a big way. But the year isn't over yet. Potentially the latest resurgence in 2024 is a heel style you likely thought you'd retired for good back in 2007: wedges.

Despite swearing off the sculptural sandal silhouette years ago, I haven't been able to get them off my mind. Brands like Jeffery Campbell, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Gucci, and Free People have all put modern spins on the once-outdated style, making wedges all the more tempting. By the time I spotted (and subsequently purchased) a pair of red-leather wedge boots at Zara, I was a full-blown convert.

On the off chance that you aren't quite so easy to convince, keep scrolling. I'd be willing to bet that you'll be fast on your way to becoming a certified wedge owner after seeing the 36 pairs ahead. 

Wedge Boots

Thong Wedges

Wedge Mules

Strappy Wedges


Next: 10 Editors Share Their Real Feelings About Wedges

Promo Image: courtesy of Zara.

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.