Ready or not, wedges are officially back from the dead. Some of you may have never stopped wearing said shoe trend (and no shame if that’s you) while others of you were conditioned to ditch the style ASAP post–college graduation, sorority formals, and wild nights on the town. No matter what your past experience (or trauma) is with wedges, there’s no denying that they are a major spring 2019 shoe trend once again. However this year, the shapes are sleeker, and the designers churning them out are cooler.
Thanks to Maryam Nassir Zadeh, the case for the “naked wedge,” if you will, is stronger than ever, with many other designers following suit. By now, we thought the shape’s shelf life might have expired, but online retailers and influencers have proved otherwise. While Maryam Nassir Zadeh might be leading the pack when it comes to her iconic design, it’s other footwear designers like Staud, LOQ, By Far, and Nicole Saldana who convinced us this isn’t just a one-off shoe moment—it’s a whole trend movement. Now that spring has finally arrived, we’re ready to depart from our old ways and preconceived notions and embrace the trend for all it’s worth.
Ahead, check out a few Instagrams of wedges we’re crushing on and shop 16 of our favorite versions.