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4 wedge sneakers to give you some height and hip hop bragging rights

Product styling by Derrick Elyea | Market edit by Corey Ng/p1m

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High heels masquerading as high tops, these wedge sneakers are as inspired by hip-hop impresarios as they are by men's couture – Lanvin and Pierre Hardy were the first to show this look on the runway. To make a striking statement,don a bright colour-blocked pair or go one step further in wedge kicks with a gilded finish. Stability,comfort and the rarefied gait that a heel imparts –what better way to show that you've got game?

From left to right:

Navy wedge sneakers by Jeffrey Campbell,$178 at Capezio Shoes (www.capezioshoes.ca).

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Grey and navy wedge sneakers by Schutz,$245 through www.eluxe.ca.

Colour-blocked wedge sneakers by Giuseppe Zanotti,$598 at Browns (www.brownsshoes.com).

Gold metallic wedge sneakers by Isabel Marant,$799 at Jonathan+Olivia (www.jonathanandolivia.com).

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