Last Updated on 10th January 2013
Forget Manolos and Louboutins, this season there’s only one way celebs are looking to get their high heel fix: with wedge sneakers. Hollywood A-listers aren’t just wearing their favourite pair of kicks to the gym these days; lately they’ve been spotted incorporating sneakers into their wardrobes in ultra fashionable ways.
The wedge trainer trend has kicked off in a big way this autumn, creating a new look craze that combines the high-top sneaker with a chunky hidden wedge heel, to give stars extra lift as well as sporty street cred.
Isabel Marant started the new fad when her new take on the old basketball favourite took to the runways as part of her S/S collection. Giving a traditionally masculine shoe an uber-trendy feminine edge, they’re currently taking the high fashion world by storm. Fashionistas have been using them to glam up their casual daywear, as a comfortable alternative to a sexy heel. The look has already taken to the high street too, with Nike launching their own swooshed-up version at JD Sports.
So which celebs are stepping out in the new trend? Here are some of the latest stars spotted in the new look wedges. From keeping it on the down low to dressing them up for a night out on the town, they’re all rocking them in different ways, giving us some style inspiration, and proving that this shoe doesn’t just look cool, it’s versatile to boot.
Miranda Kerr was one of the first A-listers to slip into wedge sneakers, seen strolling around JFK airport in a pair of red Isabel Marants. Teaming them with a pair of black skinny jeans and a button-down blouse, she kept it casual while travelling with her son.
It seems celebrity mums are all big fans of the comfy new heels. Beyonce teamed hers with an all-black outfit as she stepped out with her sneaker-obsessed hubby Jay Z, while young mums Hilary Duff and Ashlee Simpson kept theirs dressed down too. Ashlee teamed a pair of Marant wedges with a cool wide brim hat, grungey plaid shirt and skinny jeans, while Hilary proved the skinny jean is the A-list trouser choice for these new kicks when she paired them with blue denims for a day out with her family.
From the streets of LA and NYC to the classroom, Twilight actress Dakota Fanning incorporated a cute pair of neutral Marants into her studious look when she showed up to class in New York. Upgrading her outfit with designer accessories, she teamed her light coloured kicks with a high-end white handbag.
But keeping it casual is definitely not the only way to wear it. Leaving her chic salon in Beverly Hills, actress Kate Bosworth ditched the skinny jean look and instead wore her Isabel Marant wedge trainers with a super-feminine sheer skirt.
As the season rolls on, I know we’re going to be seeing more A-listers rocking these must-haves, so if you’re looking for new ways to wear yours you won’t be short of inspiration.