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About Wedges Shoes

As they say, everything old is new again. So it is with the wedge heels. Wedges found their first major American popularity in 1934 when Claudette Colbert wore a pair made by David Evans in the film Cleopatra, and since that time, they have been in style for much more than they have been out. Wedges stayed popular throughout the '40s. During wartime when fabrics were at a minimum, the cork bottoms of wedges, normally wrapped in silks and cottons, were exposed. Somewhere around the late '50s, wedges passed out of fashion for a brief period of time, but then re-emerged in the '70s.