The Wedge Heel Is Back And Better Than Ever

Hot on our heels.

With fashion still in the throws of a nineties and noughties resurgence that’s been borderlining obsessive, a revival of the wedge shoe was only a matter of time. 

One of the era’s most notable shoe silhouettes, behind that of the ballet flat which has already seen an exponential reprisal in the style community, the strappy wedge is receiving a glow up to slip seamlessly into our 2024 wardrobes. 

Gone are the boho-inspired chunky, cork soles of our noughties nightmares, replaced with styles favouring minimalism and quiet luxury through dainty, strappy details atop sleek and sculptural heels. 

Somehow both dressy and understated, the modern wedge could prove the perfect shoe for those who want to look polished sans the effort. 

A champion of the wedge’s return, Australian label St Agni’s sophisticated and sensual take on the design only proves our point. 

“We wanted to create new iterations of the wedge, playing with height, structure and textiles, to offer an effortless design that works cohesively with our collections,” Lara Fells, St Agni’s co-founder and creative director tells marie claire Australia. 

Source: Getty. The wedge heel is back.

Beloved Australian footwear label Alias Mae has also adopted the ‘90s style as part of their AW24 collection featuring both boot and point toe iterations. 

“Wedges are so just comfortable and stable, enabling them to be the perfect shoe for transitioning from day to night,” Emily Crockford, Alias Mae’s Visual Communications Manager & Design Assistant, tells us. 

“By making our wedges super streamlined and removing the quintessential ‘chunk’ that is often featured in this category we believe it offers more versatility to this style of shoe.” 

How To Style Wedges With Outfits 

Minimalism and drawing from the ‘90s are key when figuring out how to style wedges. Whether it’s a strappy wedge or a sculptural mule, you can never go wrong with straight leg jeans or tailored pants.

“Depending on the occasion, I will style them with a casual basic tee or tank, tailored blazer, and pants. For an evening look I would switch up my top but still maintain a minimal look,” Lara shares. 

While Emily opts for a wedge boot with “a LBD and an oversized winter coat” for the “ultimate day to night fit.” 

The Best Wedges To Shop This Season


Cross Strap Wedge

$379 at St Agni

Inspired by ‘90s silhouettes, St Agni’s sleek take on the wedge is sexy, sophisticated and understated. Essentially, they’re a minimalist’s dream. 

Style Notes: 

  • Material: 100% lamb suede and sheep leather
  • Colour: Cream
  • Heel height: 7.5cm  
  • Delivery: Free on orders over $200

Alessandra Boot

$429.95 at Alias Mae

Our winter staple isn’t immune to the effect of the wedge’s revival. This boot puts a fashionable twist on the classic style and is sure to become a firm wardrobe favourite in the cooler months. 

Style Notes: 

  • Material: 100% leather upper and lining 
  • Colour: Black 
  • Heel height: 9.5cm 
  • Delivery: Free on orders over $140

The Attico Cheope Mules

$2,015 at Net-A-Porter

The bold pop of red, the glossy patent finish, the angular twist of the heel–all utter perfection. 

Style Notes: 

  • Material: Patent leather
  • Colour: Red
  • Heel height: 10.5cm 
  • Delivery: Free on orders over $800

Rozelle Heel

$129.95 (usually $219.95) at Jo Mercer

Crafted in a soft cream leather with square toe and subtle tan tube detail, this affordable mule looks and feels luxurious without breaking the bank. 

Style Notes: 

  • Material: Leather 
  • Colour: Cream
  • Heel height: 9cm 
  • Delivery: Free on orders over $140

Crete Wedge

$550 at Viktoria & Woods

With a tapered wedge heel, square toe and strappy mule shape, Vik & Woods’ have mastered the modern wedge for a comfortable yet chic style you’ll wear everywhere. 

Style Notes: 

  • Material: Leather upper and insole
  • Colour: Black
  • Heel height: 7cm 
  • Delivery: Free on orders over $150

Yara Sandal

$830 at Cult Gaia

With its curved heel giving the illusion of floating on air and cracked-silver metallic finish, this wedge is for statement makers. 

Style Notes: 

  • Material: 100% leather
  • Colour: Silver
  • Heel Height: 10.75cm 
  • Delivery: Free on all orders over $150

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