Mamas. I can run. I can climb. I can kick soccer balls, and walk around - all day - without an ounce of discomfort. I can wear my super-thick woolly socks, I can pick up chubby Pax and I can even baby-wear him for a while. I can do all of this - all of it!! - and? And AND AND??? Be several inches taller.
Taller is huge, people. HUGE. Even my hair looks better when I'm in heels. (And I realize that referring to sneaker wedges as heels is a bit of a stretch....)
Diana-of-the-hunt knows how good tall feels.
I'll admit....it took me a while to get on board (I waited for a version that did NOT cost $300). Once I tried them, however, the comfort+tall was so good that there was No. Going. Back. Happily, styling sneaker wedges is pretty easy. Once I got over my tendency to pair them only with over-sized tees and loads of black eyeliner...I found that these shoes are a perfectly modern substitute for tall, flat boots. Kat from Does My Bum Look 40 In This (HA!) provides a ton of great inspiration for chic, sophisticated sneaker styling. Check out the last look here for one example.
Besides, what is that quote? "The higher the heel, the closer to God?" (snort)
Can't you see my tree-like halo?
It's a sign, Mamas*. Let's embrace it. Here are my favorite sneaker wedges to date:
I have the ones by Steve Madden (middle row, middle column) and they are dead-ringers for my original obsession, the Ash wedge sneaks. However, I'm getting so much wear out of them, that the $200 Ash's may have been the better purchase from a cost-per-wear objective (we'll see how long the Maddens last).
What do you think, Mamas? Is anyone else L-O-V-I-N-G the sneaker wedge trend as much as I am?
(*If that isn't shopping enabling, I don't know what is.)
ps. Funny story about my bag: I was in some boutique in Old City, when the tragically hip sales clerk commented on my bag. "OMG your bag is SO COOL" were her exact words. "Thanks!" I said brightly. Pause. "It's a diaper bag!" And then I just enjoyed her co-workers snorts of disbelief and her embarrassment. Whatever. They clearly haven't gotten the memo about how cool us moms are yet.