It's officially wedding season! More than a third of the nation's nuptials happen in September and October, says popular bridal site WeddingWire, with October taking the top spot. If you're attending a fall wedding — or saying your own "I do" — time's running out to find the perfect pair of wedding shoes.
LifeStride Women's Giovanna 2 Pump, Silver, 8.5
Candice Low Kitten Heels
Low Heel Closed Toe Pumps
Amore Open Toe Pumps
Naturalizer Danya Dress Sandal
Badgley Mischka Women's Richelle Heeled Sandal
Low Heel Pump Sandals
Rhinestone ballet flats
D'Orsay Pointed Ballet Flats
Toms Alpargata 3.0 Loafer
But let's face it: wedding shoes have developed a reputation over the years as glorified torture devices. A stiff stiletto can make walking down the aisle a painful proposition. Strappy sandals that dig into your toes are less wedded bliss and more wedded blister.
So what if you want to radiate head-turning style and still be able to kick up your heels without kicking them off? We found 12 pairs of the most comfortable wedding shoes for the bride, her bridesmaids and even the mother of the bride — and most are on sale.
Amazon's No. 1 bestselling pump is here to marry style and comfort like no other. "The shoes are so comfortable, it feels like [you're] wearing sneakers," wrote one of more than 7,500 five-star reviewers.
Once again, LifeStride's patented Soft Sole system will have you dancing the night away. One fan wrote, “No pinching, rubbing, blisters or aching feet. I thought, 'Well maybe it's because I only wore them for a couple of hours.' So...I wore them again this weekend, but for…6+ hours. Happy to say, still no foot pain!”
A sexy wedding shoe with a sensible heel? We're in love! Every detail of this beauty is a winner, from the pearl-embedded mid-stiletto to the sale price. One of more than 2,500 perfect reviews reads, "I need a lot of padding in my shoes so I was nervous as to how they would hold up all night. I was so surprised. They did not hurt my feet at all and were very comfortable to wear."
These picture-perfect closed-toe kitten heels come in white, silver and four other chic colors including nude and red: the traditional wedding color in some cultures. A rubber sole and low heels make walking safe and easy, and a memory latex padded insole makes it pleasurable, too. Shoppers call these “amazing simple pumps” that are “classy and comfortable.”
Thousands of five-star reviewers have pegged these Dream Pairs pumps as a go-to if you want glitter and glamour on your wedding day. They come in various styles and colors, from sparkly silver to black with lace details. One shopper wrote, “I was Maid of Honor at my best friend’s wedding...I made it from the reveal...ceremony...reception entrance/dance and dancing till dawn!”
These Danya heels are a fan favorite, with more than a thousand five-star reviews. One shopper wrote, “Purchased these for my wedding in October. Have a bunion which makes ‘cool’ shoes mostly undoable. Put them on, loved them, could walk in them and they looked wonderful.”
This sophisticated pair of Badgley Mischka heels in pale mint are a bit of a splurge, so it helps that right now they're almost half off! Just look at them, with their crystal and jewel embellishments and delicate ankle straps. They even feature foam cushioning! “These shoes went above and beyond.” wrote a fan. "Very comfortable and just enough height to matter. 100% worth the money!"
If a simple strappy shoe you can walk in is your look, these Dream Pairs chunky-heeled sandals are it. They come in an elegant champagne color, bride-friendly white and 18 other colors (and even a floral print!). "Bought these as a splash of color to wear with my bridesmaid dress...and everyone loved them!” wrote a customer. "I danced all night in them and did not get any blisters.”
Wedges and Flats
Enjoy 40% off a strappy sandal with the perfect little wedge. This LifeStride shoe won’t dig at all; its soft textile is built to be gentle. This one is designed with both flexible cushioning and arch support. How dare it be so pretty, too! “I wanted something dressy for our cruise next month,” write a customer. “The comfort is out of this word with just enough padding cushioning my feet.”
This Meeshine pair comes with a little extra wedding-shoe flair: a rhinestone cluster at the toe. It’s also got a non-skid rubber sole, and it’s lightweight and foldable. “Perfect for wedding shoes,” wrote one shopper. “Very comfortable on, and the padding on bottom is excellent support.”
Less is more with this simple white flat that's perfect for the bride. It bears a flexible textured outsole for stability and a padded latex cushioned insole. One bride wrote, "They are elegant and timeless. A perfect alternative for an elegant white shoe that is not a heel. I wore on my wedding day and they were simply perfect!"
Break tradition completely and wear the popular shoes that are practically synonymous with coolness and comfort: TOMS! This sparkly gold pair is perfect for a backyard wedding. “They are very attractive and they match with everything!” wrote a fan.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.