If you’ve said yes to the dress, but no to every shoe you’ve tried so far, take heart–the Barking Dog is here. Planning your wedding has no doubt heightened your stress level, but finding the perfect pair of comfortable wedding shoes will go far to relieve some of that anxiety. Who’s got time for blisters, cramped toes and aching ankles on their day of all days? Whether your feet need a stable heel, cushioned footbed, extended size or width, we’ve got a shoe for you. Maybe you’re a member of the wedding party, or parent of the bride or groom. We’ve got you covered too – most of these selections come in a variety of colors suitable for many wedding outfits (see our other comfortable wedding shoes features here).
The Naturalizer Iris is a graceful, strappy sandal with a perfect-height 2 1/2″ block heel which looks great while providing stability. The contoured footbed includes Naturalizer’s signature N5 Contour technology for comfort and support. Hard-to-fit feet? No problem – it’s available in sizes 4-12 and three widths. $109.95 at Nordstrom and Zappos.
Prefer to keep your heels and toes covered? Check out the Pelle Moda Dezi, a modern kitten heel with a stretch mesh ankle cuff for added comfort, and a lightly padded insole. Available for $149.95 at Nordstrom and Zappos. If certain style elements here appeal to you but you’re not a fan of this particular shoe, Pelle Moda has lots of stylish options that get terrific reviews. Take a look at them here.
Another great option in a closed-to shoe is the Taryn Rose Nicki pump. Dr. Taryn Rose is an orthopedic surgeon who brings comfort to the world of fashionable shoes by combining her knowledge of human anatomy with the know-how of expert designers and technical innovators to create shoes that are both beautiful and incredibly comfortable. The Nicki pump features accommodating stretch linen uppers and an elasticized topline, a practical kitten heel, and a lightly cushioned footbed. $140 at Zappos.
Five-star reviews abound for the Onex Abella, a pretty ruched t-strap with a breathable leather lining to keep feet cool, stable block-heel styling, and a padded footbed. Here’s what one reviewer has to say: “Bought these for a wedding, was on my feet for hours. The heel was stable, no wobbling. The shoe was so comfortable, I didn’t get any sore spots, blisters or swelling…I am so impressed with this shoe.” $142 at Zappos and Amazon.
Great reviews also pour in for the J. Renee Gabino. It’s a beautiful shoe all around, from the graceful silhouette to cute details like the front bow accent and mini-charm at the ankle strap. Numerous reviewers say the J. Renee Gabino is more comfortable than it looks, with a heel height that is “just right,” a breathable man-made lining, and a lightly cushioned footbed. Bonus: there’s a color and size for almost everyone – it’s available in 9 colors, sizes 5-13 and three widths. $89.95 at Zappos and Nordstrom.
Extra small or long feet? Extra wide width? Not to fear. You too can find comfortable wedding shoes. Consider the David Tate Terra sandal with its manageable heel just shy of three inches and foot-securing ankle strap. Available in sizes 4-13, narrow to extra wide widths for $114.95 at Nordstrom, and Shoes.com. On sale at 6pm.com. Do you need extended sizes, but prefer a lower heel? Consider the Walking Cradles Leash.
Even if your beautiful bridal shoes end up blistering your bunions, just kick them off after the ceremony and slip on a pair of Crocs before bustin’ a move! Yes it’s true, Crocs has a bridal collection of slip-ons, wedges and flip-flops so you and your bridal party can enjoy that cushiony Croslite goodness after a long day of photo-taking and vow-saying.
For more ideas of comfortable wedding shoes and sandals, check out our post from last spring (may of the styles are still available and heavily discounted).