Ash shoes have attitude. Founded in 2000 by Leonello Calvani and Patrick Ithier, this Italian footwear label supplies hypnotically hip looks in bold silhouettes ranging from ankle booties to over-the-knee motorcycle boots to the Bowie — a wedge sneaker made of suede and Velcro. Drawing on the best of the founders' native Italian and French cultures, Ash creates shoes that combine the tradition of Bolognese tanneries and cobblers with the "je ne sais quoi" of Parisian fashion. Glamorous, ironic, and cosmopolitan, these shoes are made for walking.
Why do we love wedges? Because they deliver serious height without the discomfort of a high heel. And this stylish selection of transitional wedges serves another purpose as well: Providing a look you can wear from now all the way through summer. Choose from neutral criss-cross leather platforms, classic blacks, and daring olive python styles. Whether they’re paired with jeans for now or leg-baring frocks as the weather heats up, these options definitely deserve a spot in your shoe closet.
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