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Wedge--The "wedge" style became popular in the 1940s, because the wedge was often made of stacked pieces of wood, which was not subject to rationing. The upper part of the shoe could be made with non-rationed fabrics. The wedge also gave enough support that a woman could be on her feet all day, or walk long distances, while wearing them.

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