10 of the most comfortable wedding shoes
It’s your big day—the last thing you want to be doing is fiddling with straps and applying Band-Aids to unsightly blisters. While your wedding day
s definitely the time to up the class factor, you don’t need to compromise comfort. That’s why we’ve rounded up the 10 most comfortable wedding shoes from brands like Nina, Loeffler Randall, and Betsey Johson that’ll allow you to be on your feet all night.
1. These block-heel sandals
It's impossible not to love these top-rated Betsey Johnson sandals. They're designed with a low two-inch blow heel, and all-over glitzy detailing 13 colorways choices are ranging from champagne and gold to fuchsia and navy. They feature an elegant yet supportive ankle strap, a rhinestone and satin upper, and boast an open toe to let your feet breathe during all that dancing.
Many of their 1,100 reviewers note how these shoes beat out other higher-heeled alternatives for their big day: “I already had my wedding shoes, but they had a pretty high heel, and I knew I wouldn't be able to wear them the entire time. I found these shoes and fell in love!" exclaims one five-star shopper. “I love the entire Blue by Betsey Johnson line, so I was so excited to get a pair for myself. The shoe box that they came in is so pretty, and the shoes were perfect and so sparkly in real life! I wore them for my entire reception while dancing and mingling and barely sitting down, and they were so comfortable. I love them.”
2. These lacy open-toe pumps
This pair from Dream Pairs might just become your dream pair (say that ten times fast). Each of their eight colors and style options includes a sensible three-inch heel, a padded latex insole, with an anything-but-basic upper. Some options feature straps arranged into foot-flattering patterns, while others feature lace framed in sequins.
Numerous reviewers of its 7,300 in total say the shoes were so comfortable they actually allowed them to make the most of their wedding day: “I ordered at least five pairs of heels to try out for my wedding day. These were the least expensive yet exceeded all my expectations! Comfortable, sexy, and beautiful. These were my choice to wear on my big day.”
3. These sparkly slingbacks
When you think of comfortable wedding shoes, Nina should start coming to mind. The brand continuously “pumps” out classy wedding pumps, sandals, and wedges which allow you to dance until you’re (something) blue in the face. The slingback strap on these padded 2.75-inch sandals provides ankle support, while the row of crystals on each instep strap adds elegance. Grab the shoes in wide sizing to further add to your comfort levels, especially if your feet tend to swell at the end of a long day. Both the silver and metallic gold options will make a stunning addition to your bridal look.
“I absolutely love these shoes!” says one 5-star fan. “I bought them in silver for my wedding in Vegas. I also wore them out to the casino and to a nice dinner. They were not only beautiful and sparkly but also comfy. I don't wear tall heels, so the height was just enough.”
4.These floral block heels
Badgley Mischka has long been a powerhouse in the high-fashion scene, but luckily, their wedding shoes are accessible for any bride from both a style and comfort perspective. The sandals, sitting on a 3.25-inch block heel, come in a pale blush or light blue, and feature delicate floral detailing along the strap to complement your bouquet. They come with extra heel inserts to maximize your wear, as well as additional sequins and a cloth shoe bag to keep them looking brand new for years to come.
One reviewer calls them the “perfect wedding shoes,” adding that “These shoes are everything I hoped they would be for my wedding day! They are so easy to walk in, and the elegant beading is such high quality. The colors of the shoes are stunning in person. I am so glad I ordered these!”
5. These metallic wedges
Wedges are a great way to go if you want to add height without the wobbliness that comes from balancing on stilettos. Steal the show in these top-rated wedge sandals from Journee Collection, which boast a rhinestone-lined ankle strap that doubles as jewelry (thanks to the back zipper, you won't have to use the ankle strap either). They come in five colors like white and gold, with berry being a “berry” adventurous option should you wish to add pizzazz to your wedding day's attire. The 2.5-inch heel is made bearable with a lightly padded footbed.
“Love, love, LOVE these shoes!” says one pleased shopper. “My feet are a challenge to find comfortable shoes for that can last all day and night. I wore these shoes for 12 hours straight without any discomfort at all. I received so many compliments!”
6. These perfect pumps
Whether you’re about to enjoy a winter wedding or did not have time to book a pedicure, a classic pump is a great way to go. Despite their pointed toe, which is notoriously hard to pull off for several hours at a time, these best-selling pumps from Michael Kors have shoppers raving about their comfortable padded footbed injected with grippy rubber and their very reasonable 2.75-inch heel. They come in three glamorous colors like gold and anthracite and will pair beautifully with formal and business casual outfits you plan to wear year-round.
One customer, who rated them a “100/100,” says, “I wear heels almost every day, and these are the most comfortable pair of heels I've put on these 50-year-old feet. I want these in all colors please!”
7. These bow-tiful heels
Let's be clear: it won't get much more elegant than these slingbacks by Seychelles. These best-selling heels boast a nostalgic storybook-like aesthetic with their dramatic satin bow, pointed toe, and calming pastel color offerings. The low 1.5-inch heel will keep you happily on your feet all night.
These wedding shoes have driven customers to leave paragraph-long reviews about how much they exceeded their expectations. “These are the most comfortable shoes! That was my main focus when choosing a wedding shoe. Of course, I wanted something striking and elegant as well. I looked at dozens of shoes and finally decided to order these after reading the other reviews. I’m so glad I did! I ordered a half-size smaller, and they’re a perfect fit. The silk is soft and luxurious and feels so comfortable on my feet. If you’re worried about being in your wedding heels for hours and being uncomfortable but still want something beautiful, and then this is definitely the shoe for you," praises one reviewer.
8. These simple strappy sandals
These top-rated Naturalizer sandals prove that less is more. The minimalist (and very of-the-moment) square toe is complemented by an adjustable ankle strap, a cushioned insole, a leather upper, and a 3.75-inch block heel that ultimately only feels like a three-inch heel thanks to the 0.75-inch platform.
“Love the cushion, platform front, and thick heel,” says one reviewer who bought the shoe in multiple colors. “This shoe is comfortable for dressy occasions, especially where dancing is involved. It has a soft leather strap across the front, which is hard to find.”
9. These trendy heels
Often imitated but never duplicated, if there’s one dressy heel to mark these times, it’s the Loeffler Randall Camellia heels ensconced in a ‘90s-Esque ruched fabric. The 3.5-inch heel is made bearable by its wide round shape, and the bow detail adds a subtle dash of glam. It comes in five hues, including pearl and platinum, with more daring options like metallic dark floral and emerald.
“I bought these to wear to my own wedding, but they are stylish enough that I can wear them to other formal events,” says one pleased shopper. “The block heel makes them pretty comfortable.”
10. These satin platforms
If you’re looking to elevate your wedding look to (literal) new heights, these sweet satin heels should do the trick. They feature a four-inch heel that feels like three due to the one-inch platform. Their rubber sole includes non-skid grips to prevent any slips on the dancefloor, and their secure ankle strap and cushioned insole should keep you feeling stable on your feet all night.
Reviewers rave over how comfortable the shoes are to walk in despite their height: “These shoes are everything! [They're] super comfy, perfect heel height, easy to walk in, matches with everything, and the price is RIGHT. [I] went to a wedding and danced all night with no problems. 10/10 recommend.”
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.