In the last couple of weeks, searches online for “Kate Spade wedge shoes” or “Kate Spade wedges” have gone through the roof. Why? According to “The New York Times”, it’s as a result of female politicians as famous as Hillary Clinton saying they wear Kate Spade wedge shoes, and they’re some of the most comfortable shoes they’ve owned. With some female politicians admitting they have many pairs, and that they often scour shoe stores and airport shops for new ones, other women too are jumping on the bandwagon. After all, with a high powered job, they don’t want to be thinking how much their feet ache instead of how they’re going to close that deal.
The correct name for the shoes is the “Kate Spade Halle” and, above and beyond being popular with politicians, there are actually reasons why they’re so good for your feet.
Wedge Heels are Stable – As the name suggests, Kate Spade “Halle” wedge shoes don’t have a standard heel but a wedge heel. A wedge heel begins at the back of the foot and goes right to the middle. The structure of the shoe and the placement of the heel makes the shoe much more solid, giving your foot stability when you walk. Perfect for shoes you’ll be wearing all day and much healthier for your feet.
Wedge Heels are Less Dangerous – Not only are wedge heels healthier for your feet, they’re also easier to walk in. As a woman who’s worn her fair share of high stiletto heels and fallen off them more than once, I can honestly say walking in a wedge heel is easier. Your ankle doesn’t turn if you place your foot incorrectly and, as your weight is distributed more evenly on a wedge than on a traditional heel, it’s less dangerous for the long-term health of your feet too. That’s why Kate Spade “Halle” wedge shoes are so popular with the political crowd. You look like an ass when you fall off your shoes and no politician wants to look like that, or break their ankle on the way down.
Wedge Heels Still Add Height – With the Kate Spade “Halle” shows offering a 3-inch heel, they still add height and make a woman look more feminine without torturing your feet like stilettos do. Plus, 3-inches is a far safer heel size than the 5-inch heels I see a lot of women trying to walk, or should I say ‘stagger’, in.
Wedge Heels Elongate The Leg – Although some women tell you wedge heels look ‘clunky’, they actually don’t. A nice pair of Kate Spade “Halle” shoes will do wonders for elongating your leg, making thicker calves look sleeker and more defined.
You Can Wear Wedge Heels With Anything – Wedge heeled shoes are a versatile shoe to own as you can wear them with anything. Pants, jeans, skirts and dresses – a wedge heel adds style to any outfit. In Thailand, where I live, Thai women even wear them with dress shorts and a nice blouse and that outfit is one of the cutest ones you’ve ever seen. Very feminine too.
Kate Spade “Halle” wedge shoes come in several colors. They’re available at stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus and, even with the $300 price tag, they’re still a good buy. Currently, many stores are out of stock as so many women are looking for them, but shop around and you’ll find several online stores, companies like Zappos, still have them in stock.
Some brick and mortar stores and online stores have them on sale too, at prices as low as $130 a pair. But, don’t worry, if you can’t afford the stiff price tag of a pair of Kate Spade “Halle” shoes, a nice wedge shoe in a cheaper brand will work just as well.
Kate Spade wedges blazing campaign trail – The New York Times