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Essentials: High-top wedge sneakers
Essentials: High-top wedge sneakers

Every fall, college campuses swarm with women wearing all kinds of leather flats, but there are always a select few brave enough to walk across the quad in stilettos. Those risk-takers might look great, but who can realistically trek to class in high heels? There's a different breed of shoe popping up in storefronts around Los Angeles that could prove the perfect solution. The high-top wedge sneaker is a heel and sport shoe hybrid, providing a middle ground for chic tomboys and girlie-girls who love their heels."I always wanted to be able to wear sneakers and create a whole cool tomboyish look, but I couldn't seem to achieve that with plain old high-tops," says designer Monika Chiang,...

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