Bridal shoes so comfortable, you won't need to change into flip-flops for the after party.
Negotiating with vendors, finalizing your guest list, making a budget (and actually sticking to it). There are plenty of things to stress about when planning a wedding. The one thing you don't want to have to worry about? Walking down the aisle and realizing your to-die-for wedding shoes are giving you a painful blister.
Believe it or not, it is possible to score stylish wedding shoes that won't kill your feet. Whether you're planning on sporting heels or flats on the big day, the key is to look for feet-saving details as you shop. We asked podiatrists in previous interviews with Health to share some of their best tips for finding comfortable shoes: New York City-based podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera told us to look for a cushioned footbed; New York City-based podiatrist Hillary Brenner recommended plenty of supportive straps; and Washington, DC-based podiatrist Howard Osterman suggested cushioned forefoots and a sensible heel (think: not too high or too skinny).
Here, swoon-worthy wedding shoes that incorporate some of these podiatrist-recommended details—and will keep you blissfully blister-free from the ceremony to the after party.
This post was originally published on February 13, 2017 and has been updated for accuracy.
Jeffrey Campbell Lindsay Sandal
Badgley Mischka Laraine Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal
Loeffler Randall Starla Star-Detail Leather Lace-Up Sandals
Blue by Betsy Johnson Adley
Stuart Weitzman 'Nearlynude/Simple' Ankle Strap Sandal
They're not cheap, but these Stuart Weitzman stunners are worth the splurge. They come in four wedding-ready metallic hues, including palegold glass (pictured), pewter glass, tin glass, and beige glass. The 2 3/4-inch heel will give you a lift without throwing you off balance.
Mark Fisher Zala Pump
Kate Spade Garcia Espadrille Flat
David's Bridal Jenna Wedge Sandals
When it comes to comfortable heels, it doesn't get much better than a chunky wedge for all the support and stability you need. This pair—from the affordable, go-to wedding brand David's Bridal—offers a simple look with criss-cross straps for an added touch of style.