In Training: Ash Footwear – Andy Wedge Trainer Hi-Top

At one stage in my life I lived in trainers*.  What with Psychology study, placements in different hospitals and centres around London and part time work I was always rushing here there and everywhere and trainers got the comfortable vote.

Sneakers with wedges (hidden in the sole, to extend the leg as if wearing high heels) have been around for a while now and recently I had the opportunity to try out a new style from ASH Footwear – the Andy wedge hi-top trainer in black, stone and cobalt.

I am completely and utterly besotted with this new style.  First of all, they are super comfortable.  Secondly, they are very flattering – with regular trainers you lose those glorious leg extending inches you get with a high heel; here you have comfort and style all in one.

Another thing I love about the sneakers is that they give me the opportunity to be more casual with my clothing.  Perfect for this time of year, when warmth can often trump ‘fashion’, (an ongoing battle I have come the colder weather).  Not so anymore…!  The trainers are a great partner for slim fit jeans – here I’m wearing them with my favourite skinnies, Zara coat and my new boyfriend tee from Zoe Karssen.

Other ways I can’t wait to style these trainers are with leather-look trousers, a plain white tee and my Helmut Lang jacket and also with more denim and a classic black blazer.

These are now my go to run-about-town shoes.  Any wedge sneakers in your closet, Blog Reader? How do you style them?

You can view the entire ASH wedge trainer collection here as well as buy online.

*much to the amusement of my fellow psychology trainees who read this blog. Yes, this one is for you, guys.



  1. says

    Had no idea these existed. Thanks for the blog post on them. They look FAB on you! I will have to go and check them out as I currently do not have any wedge sneakers!

  2. says

    I have mixed feelings about wedge sneakers… on the one hand, I see stylish women like you wear them beautifully with t-shirts I covet and gorgeous winter coats, and on the other hand I see them being overworn and under styled all over Europe, and I’m very hesitant to become part of that mob. But I do love them on you!

  3. says

    I’ve been torn on these! I can’t decide whether they are a good idea or they just won’t go with my style (which can be rather girly). They look great on you though! Definitely swaying me in their direction.

  4. says

    I absolutely love the wedge trainer trend, and the Ash Andy style is my latest fave too! The black & prune are gorgeous aswell. you’re a lucky lady to have those on your feet ;) Love your styling!

  5. says

    Sarah, you look great in this casual outfit! I have already told you (via Instagram) how much I like the coat and the overall ensemble works perfectly together! Thanks for the review of these cool wedge sneakers: since the Isabel Marant hit, this model has conquered the market, but I have to say that when it comes to sneakers, I prefer more traditional versions sans-wedge and at present my favourite label is the French Veja (

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