I totaly agree! Wedges lift your feet off the ground away from dirty snow and puddles. Imagine stepping into a shallow puddle in leather boots. Wedge heels keep the leather part of your shoes from getting too dirty.I love all of them - or at least the general style. I have been wearing snow boots with wedges for a couple of years now. I know this will sound horrible but I was inspired by seeing a pair of my grandma's that were probably 20+ years old. It took me forever to find a pair since wedges weren't "back" yet. They are much more stable than a regular heel in the snow but I can still put my pants over the top of them without having them drag on the ground like they do when I try to wear flats.