i managed to wear my 5" cork wedges to the point they were falling apart so luckily i had managed to nab a couple more pair when they were on sale in the fall and have been wearing those since that fateful day i said goodbye to them.
my latest shoe find are these gorgeous patent t-bar wedges that fit perfectly right out of the box!!! i mean how rare is that?!? no breaking in so i can just wear them and they even fit well with my libidex latex tights. so they're now a major staple in my wardrobe. actually i was considering painting the cork glossy or matt black but i never got around too it. so these are perfect.
to be honest they aren't a true 5"s as they do have a bit of a rise at the front and the arch isn't as pronounced as the cork ones and then again finding true 5"s on a modest budget is hard. as i've commented before its either stripper styles cheap like Pleaser's brand or super expensive ones seen on celebrities.
i still would love a pair of wedge heels with a lucite heel so it looks like i am permanently on my toes like a mannequin. if anyone finds those online then do let me know.