A good pair of shoes can make or break your experience as a wedding guest. Stay comfortable with these foot-friendly picks.
As a wedding guest, it's your duty to have fun—but it's difficult to give off good vibes when you have sore feet and painful blisters. That said, you also don't want to have to shy away from styles you love, such as strappy sandals and on-trend heels. Below, we rounded up our top picks for the best event-ready shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and won't break the bank, so you can dance the night away without thinking about your feet.
J. Renee Minka
With rhinestone-encrusted cutouts and shimmery rose gold fabric, these sandals are so stunning that no one would guess you’re wearing them for comfort, not style. The secret: cushioned memory foam footbeds.
Naturalizer Michelle Almond Toe Pump
Pumps are a go-to style for weddings, and this pair from Naturalizer has foot-friendly features like extra cushioning, breathable lining, a balanced heel-to-toe shape, flexible soles, and lightweight material. Plus, they come in eight great shades.
Nanette Nanette Lepore Madeline
Bet you never thought you'd see a sentence with the words "slingback," "peep-toe," and "comfortable" all referring to the same shoe. This ultra-glamorous pick isn’t just chic—it also boasts major comfort credentials, like a chunky block heel and adjustable straps, so you can pose for photos all night long.
Vanessa Wu Lace-Up Ballet Flats
Not into heels? These metallic flats make a major statement with intricate laces. Not only will they look great with your outfit, but they’re a great investment piece, since they can be easily dressed down for more casual settings.
Cole Haan Lacey Ankle Strap Wedge Pump
Have sore feet before the wedding’s even begun? A wedge is the perfect option for comfort and relief. This suede shoe looks super-stylish, thanks to its crossed straps and open sides, but the sturdy wedge heel and cushioning will give your feet a much-needed break.
Nothing beats a classic ballet flat, and these leather slip-ons are the perfect choice for a long weekend of wedding events. The elastic top prevents the sides from digging in, and Dansko's NaturalArch technology has a contoured footbed that's perfect for all-day wear. Even better: They come in five shades, from classic black leather to festive gold.
Söfft Tamira Pump
Want the look of heels, but the comfort of flats? Opt for this pair from Söfft: With a thick heel and contoured comfort footbeds, you can dance the night away pain-free. Plus, we’re loving this fiery red hue.
Dr. Scholl's Adjust
If they’re Dr. Scholl’s, you know they're going to be comfortable, and these strappy flats are no exception. Available in black, gray, and taupe, they're highly padded, thanks to the brand's Foam Cool Fit footbeds.