THE END OF THE THIN WEDGE
Sunday 19 January 1997
It may be mid-winter outside, but the high street shoe chains are so convinced of the power of the wedge - sandals and all - that they have picked up on them already. Chances are, even if you wore them 20 years ago, you won't be able to resist trying a pair. For comfort go for Bertie's slip-ons. For pure glamour climb into a gold pair from Prada. And keep your eyes peeled for originals from the 1940s or 1970s.
Main picture, top row, left: hessian five-strap wedge sandal, pounds 140, at Joseph Azagury, 73 Knightsbridge, London SW3, and 117-119 Walton Street, SW3 (tel: 0171 259 6887). Right: brown stripey wedge sandals, pounds 49.99, at Ravel, 184-188 Oxford Street,
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Middle row, left: navy and white wedge with gold swoosh through heel, pounds 35, from a selection at Blackout II, 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2. Right: black leather slip on wedge shoe, by Bertie, pounds 39.95, at Bentalls, Wood Street, Kingston-upon-Thames and Bertie, 409 Oxford Street,
London W1 (tel: 0171 935 2002)
Bottom row, left: beige leather strappy sandals, pounds 149, at Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London W1, and from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1, and Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate, Leeds. Right: burgundy leather `Henne' wedge shoe, pounds 160, at Pollini, 47 Sloane Street, London SW1
(tel: 0171 235 9025)
Above, top: gold hologram fabric slip-on wedge sandals, pounds 55, at Bertie, as before. Bottom: gold 1970s-style strappy wedge sandals, pounds 225, at Prada, 43-45 Sloane Street, London SW1
( tel: 0171 235 0008)
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