Living on the wedge
Shoes for the fall season
For some of us, the arrival of brisk fall days - along with slippery leaves and occasional puddles - means it’s time to put away the kicky heels and pull out the weather-friendly flats. But when it comes to cool-weather footwear, there is a middle ground: the sassy wedge. More stable on slick pavement than stilettos, less workaday than flats, the wedge is stylish and a little bit tough, just the thing for New England fashionistas. There are lots of chic options in stores too, whether you go with Chloe’s Laura-Ingalls-on-a-Harley lace-ups, Chanel’s blinged-out peep-toe, or a sexy, furry bootie from Ash that’ll make you happy to see the temperatures dip. Looking for something a little more affordable? They’re out there. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on these trendsetting works of art.
Chloé leather and suede lace-up wedge boots, $795, at Saks Fifth Avenue, 800 Boylston St. , 617-262-8500, saksfifthavenue.com.
Chanel black leather peep-toe wedge with metallic trim, $1,195, at Neiman Marcus, 5 Copley Place, 617-536-3660, neimanmarcus.com.
Jimmy Choo wedge heel ankle booties in brown, $695, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Ash boots with leather-covered wedge and fur trim, $415, at Neiman Marcus.
Prada suede peep-toe lace up with leopard trim, $950, at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Vera Wang Lavender suede boots with flared wedge, $425, at Neiman Marcus.