The best wedges from £12.50, including these Versace dupes

What kind of shoe do you go for when you want a bit of height, but don’t want to spend the whole time worrying your ankle is going to roll over your heel? Enter: the wedge.

Wedges are a spring and summer staple that you can always rely on to elevate your look, especially with an espadrille or cork base. But this year, Versace introduced us to the platform heel wedge of all wedges, which the designer label has created in six colourways.

The wedges have been modelled by sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid, and Versace’s Spring 22 runway opened with singer Dua Lipa wearing a pair of the ‘triplatform sandals’ too. They’re made from satin, feature a three-strap design, and the platform heel measures approximately 6.5 inches.

Of course, the designer label carries with it a hefty price tag. Even though the black wedges are currently on sale at Net-a-Porter, down from £1,100 to £770, they’re still unaffordable for most. But we’ve spotted a high street dupe of the shoes that’s much more purse-friendly.

Versace wedges

VERSACE Satin platform sandals, £770 (was £1,100), Net-a-Porter

ZARA has taken inspiration from Versace by creating its own platform wedge. They also feature satin fabric, as well as thin straps and an ankle strap fastening. The wedge height on this pair is only 4.9 inches, but that’s not the only part of the shoe that’s lower. ZARA is selling its wedges for the much more digestible price of £59.99.

Zara wedges

Wedge sandals with satin straps, £59.99, ZARA

If you think your wardrobe could do with a new pair of wedges, take a look through our round up of the best to shop now. Prices start from just £12.50 and a few pairs are even on sale… you’re welcome!

The best wedges to shop now

H&M espadrilles

Wedge-heeled espadrilles, £24.99, H&M

READ MORE: The best espadrilles for easy summer dressing, from £15

Pale Pink Suedette Platform Wedge Sandals, £22.49 (was £29.99), New Look

Mango espadrilles

Wedge strips sandals, £49.99, Mango

Office wedges

Holland Cork Wedges, £54.99, Office

Carvela Awe, £129, Kurt Geiger

Ives Leather Wedge, £140, Jigsaw

Hobbs wedges

Verona leather wedges sandals, £89 (was £129), Hobbs

Off White Woven Wedge Heel Mules, £34.99, New Look

M&S wedges

Buckle Strappy Wedge Espadrilles, £35, M&S

Castaner Boris lace-up satin espadrille wedge sandals, £78 (was £130), The Outnet

Carvela Glisten, £109, Kurt Geiger

Dune Koala Leather Wedge Heel Sandals in Tan, £80, John Lewis

True high wedge mules in white, £12.50 (was £32), ASOS