I very rarely suffer from buyer’s remorse, but every once in a while I come down with a case of non-buyer’s remorse. Right now I have it bad for the silver Giuseppe Zanotti wedge sneakers that Sporty Spice wore at the Olympic closing ceremonies.
I loved those sneakers when I saw them, but I sternly told myself I had flat-soled silver sneakers that I don’t wear very often. Plus, I already had black leather wedge sneakers by Ash Shoes. I didn’t know then that my love for wedge sneakers would grow so much. The wedge sneaker is perfect for those of us who don’t like to look too casual (or short) when out and about, but still appreciate comfortable footwear for things like schlepping through airports and dancing at concerts. When I got dressed to see the Go-Go’s last week, I really wished I had those silver wedge sneakers to go with my silver Stacy Lomman jacket.
What Wendy Wore to the Go-Go’s Concert
Top: Versace (acquired from Trudie Styler in 2008)
Jacket: Stacy Lomman (2011)
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity (2011)
Shoes: Ash Shoes wedge sneakers (2012)
Earrings: My own Matilda sword design
Zanotti currently has flat-soled silver sneakers; pink-patent wedges; and silver wedges with a sheepskin lining. None of those are quite right. I’ll have to keep an eye out for a return of the non-sheepskin silver wedges or patent wedges in another color. Pink sneakers are not for me, especially during October, when I’m already fed up with breast-cancer-related fundraising and pinkwashing.
If you want ideas about how to work wedge sneakers into your own wardrobe, the Huffington Post has resolved the technical problem that made my wedge-sneaker story there inaccessible for a few weeks. Woot!
The Go-Go’s, by the way, were fantastic. Lead singer Belinda Carlisle’s voice sounds the same as it did 30 years ago, and it’s still a thrill to see an all-female band. “Girl power!” — as the Spice Girls would say — and it didn’t require pink.