Reader Q | Can You Recommend Some Low-Heeled Wedges For Work?

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Reader Question:

I've been seeing what I'll call "comfort wedges" (ones that actually have flex in the sole) around these days and they seem like a great solution for my pregnant, office-dwelling self. To be honest, my beloved pumps completely died right when I got knocked up and I haven't found a comfortable affordable replacement, so I've been in flats for the last five months.  I'd love to see some super comfortable office-friendly recommendations under $100.

– Melissa



Melissa – great question.  I totally remember those days.  Here's what I found, along with a few styling thoughts on each (and half of these picks are under $100):



1. DVF Low Wedge Pointy-toe Snakeskin Pump, $298

Drop-dead stunning.  Pretend these are neutrals and wear as you would, say, a black pump.  The ankle wrap is especially chic with slim, cropped pants.  These are much (much!!) higher than the $100 price-point mentioned, but they are the kind of shoe you could wear anywhere…forever.

2. Belle By Sigerson Morrison Wallace Suede, $225

My general rule of thumb is that if the toes aren't showing, it's OK for the office.  This shoe would look amazing with pencil skirts, or – my fav – slightly rumpled khakis, rolled to show off the shoe.  Add a silk blouse.

3.  Dansko Thea in brown veg, $130

I will always love a great clog.  I'd wear this to the office with a tight denim pencil skirt and bow blouse.  Can't wear denim?  Swap it out for a leather (or faux-leather) skirt.  The clogginess balances out the hardcoreness of the faux-leather.  #madwritingskills 


4. Adam Tucker Ritz Pump, $99

Love the snake print and the wood-covered heel. Treat these like a neutral and watch how they instantly upgrade even the most boring office outfit.  

5. Seychelles High Hopes, $90

The cure for the common office pump.  Wear these with everything – black pants, pencil skirts, with or without tights – everything. I'd especially like to see these with black trousers and a dark-wash denim chambray shirt for work, or with destroyed denim and a white tee for weekends.  Easily my favorite pair in the bunch. 

6. Clarks Wedge-Pump in black snake, $110 

This comfortable wedge successfully combines black, brown and blue – such an unexpected and chic pairing, yet totally office-appropriate. I'd use these to jazz up the standard office uniform of  gray-pencil-skirt meets white-button-down.  


7. Cole Haan Milly Wedge, $84

These come in multiple colors, but the bright blue is – by far – the best.  These are begging to be paired with khaki pants and a bright belt.  I'd also wear these with a black suit (add a camel belt to pull it all together).

8. Soft Style Angel in blue-green, $49

I debated over these.  I don't love the shape, but the comfort factor and price point are tantalizing, and I do love a printed shoe for spring.  I think if someone is looking to jazz up navy suits, khaki or olive green pants, this shoe could work.  

9.  Modcloth Conference to Cocktails Wedge, $35 

Love the classic cap-toe of this wedge.  The name really says it all, and the price can't be beat.  (Sizes are running low, so also check out this low-heeled vegan pump with a postage-stamp print.  Slightly crazy, but still office-friendly.  I love it.)


10.  DVF Park, $298

Pricey, but a seriously sexy shoe thanks to the pointed toe and curved upper.  This is a shoe I'd be happy to wear to the office and date night.   

11. Rockport Alkia Pump, $110

I love the contrast wood heel – it keeps these comfort wedges from going into snoozeville territory. 

12. Nine West Wedges, $70

Very similar to the DVF wedges, but at a fraction of the cost. 


Anyone else have a chic, comfy shoe they swear by for the office?  I'd love to see what you guys are wearing….

Hope this helps, Melissa!  Thanks for writing in!




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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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  1. I have the Martina wedges from jcrew in different colors( nude and black). They are comfy and very fashionable,but not under $100. I bought my black ones on promo and the nude ones on clearance for about $ 70.

  2. Just to clarify. I have the Dansko Thea wedge in brown from a couple of years ago. If you read the description it explains that they are vegetable-tanned leather, not vegan. Also I am a sucker for an awesome clog. Unfortunately, similar to many reviews and despite my not wide feet they are way too narrow in the instep. I even tried taking them back to Nordies to have them stretched but to no avail. I read one review about a hair dryer working though and am excited to give it another go. They are beautiful.

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