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Isabel Marant Hidden-Wedge Sneakers: The Look for Less

Isabel Marant's hi-top sneakers are loved the world over by fashionistas and celebs for their sporty good looks, but more importantly, for that hidden wedge that gives legs just a little lift. Variations include the Bekett, Bird, Bazil and Willow, presumably named after designer-pal Stella McCartney's children (via). Each pair sells for about $625-755.

Supermodels love their Isabel Marant sneakers, including model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and VS Angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr.

Ready to join the glamazon crew with your own pair of hi-top sneaks? Here's option one, from Wanted, $69.99 in black or brown at

Option 2: Zigi Soho wedge sneakers in brown, white or black for $69.99 at

And I saved the best for last: Option 3 is Target's Xhilaration "Selma" wedge sneaker, the perfect knockoff because it comes in multi, silver metallic or solid black for just $29.99 each!

UPDATE: 3/19/13
Forever 21 has a unique floral wedge sneaker for $37.80...

...and Charlotte Russe has dozens of wedge sneakers now, in unique colors like coral or turquoise, for around $40:

Who's going for it?!
I have the all black from Target, they rock!
#1 Cindy on 2012-10-01 07:21 (Reply)
Do they feel like sneakers?
#1.1 Deb on 2012-10-01 07:27 (Reply)
Nice! I love them, I talk about them on my blog :-) Visit it if u want
#2 Giulia (Homepage) on 2012-10-01 08:18 (Reply)
I don't get the appeal. They look like the devil spawn of moon boots and '90s Reebok pumps. Yuck!
#3 Nikki F. on 2012-10-01 08:54 (Reply)
I have a bright red pair from DSW (Rock & Candy Sportier Wedge.) Super comfy! For me, the appeal is actually how ridiculous they are haha. I feel like they're almost the shoe equivalent of the ugly sweater :-)
#4 Shannon (Homepage) on 2012-10-01 11:25 (Reply)
There is a version on Go Jane too which I love! They are a little more expensive that the target version ($45) but they have a taupe/teal/blush color combo I just love!
#5 maca (Homepage) on 2012-10-01 16:11 (Reply)
this is the Go Jane version I mentioned in the other comment.
#6 maca (Homepage) on 2012-10-01 16:13 (Reply)
Cute, thanks for sharing! The multi-colored bright ones are blinding me haha
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-10-02 09:09 (Reply)
I can't. I just...can't. Maybe I just don't have an eye for fashion but I really hope these aren't the next skinny jeans/leggings.
#7 Nichole on 2012-10-01 20:04 (Reply)
I wish the ones from Target in black (or any color for that matter) were left online in my size! :-( Is this a recent item or have they been out for a while? I have been searching for an inexpensive pair, but I didn't thunk to check Target!
#8 Cari (Homepage) on 2012-10-01 22:29 (Reply)
Not a fan. Should anyone over 21 should be wearing those?
#9 Carrie on 2012-10-02 10:56 (Reply)
I love the wedge sneakers! I have found a couple of cute, affordable pairs from Chinese Laundry!
#10 Sarah on 2012-10-03 12:25 (Reply)
Love CL. Also saw Charlotte Russe has the wedge sneaks too
#10.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-10-03 20:54 (Reply)
I am a 37 mom of two and I wear them. They are definitely higher fashion then your average Keds but....who cares? They aren't as comfortable as my running shoes but are more comfortable then my high heel boots. I ordered mine on August 20 and got then last week from Target. They were back ordered then. Always check Target's shoes/ new arrival the have stuff that never makes it to my small town store.
#11 Cindy on 2012-10-03 19:39 (Reply)
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