The wedge heel shoe made its debut in 1938. It was originally designed by Italian shoe designer, Salvatore Ferragamo. Ferragamo began experimenting with materials such as straw, felt, cork and wood and thus he created the wedge and cage heel shoe. He produced the wedge heel with wood or cork as the platform support of the shoe which became popular because of its lightness, durability and comfort.

Within 2 years, the wedge heel became a classic and popular design in women's shoes internationally. Today Ferragamo’s wedge heel shoe has evolved into a more defined heel with cut out platforms, straps and strapless shoes.

Wedges resurfaced in the 1970s. The designs were now more colourful and outrageous. Men and women now wore platform wedges, unlike during World War II when it was strictly a women's fashion.

The wedge heel shoe has become a classic and fashionable style of shoe for women of all ages and remains as popular as it was in the 1930's. It has become a shoe that can be worn with any style of clothing.