40 comfortable wedding shoes: The ultimate edit for style and comfort

Apr 25, 2024 | Bridal Style
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Comfort is king when it comes to wedding shoes. Take it from someone whose stiletto fell off while walking down the aisle and found herself saying vows while balancing on one leg, flamingo-style (true story). Moral of the tale? Take time choosing a well-fitting comfortable pair of shoes and wear them around the house to get used to walking in them before the big day.

If you can run around in sky-high Manolo Blahnik's like Carrie Bradshaw without so much as a blister, then embrace the stiletto with gusto. For the rest of you, this edit of the best comfortable wedding shoes is for you. Thankfully comfort doesn't mean you need to compromise on style, and you're sure to find a gorgeous pair of bridal shoes in this beautifully wearable curated collection.

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Studio Josephina | The Row

Emmy London | Loeffler Randall

Which high heels are the most comfortable?

The general rule of thumb is that shoes with a wider, lower heel area tend to be more comfortable. While stilettos are super stylish and offer height, they’re not exactly the most practical shoe for your wedding day. Stilettos often cause aches and cramps, and the slender heel can get stuck in sidewalk cracks and vents, catch on the hem or train your dress, and sink into soil and grass. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives for chic wedding shoes.

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Wedge wedding shoes

Wedges are generally one of the most comfortable options when it comes to high heels. The full sole means that weight is distributed evenly across the foot, as opposed to the bulk of the pressure being on the arch. Wedges also provide greater stability as the sole is almost always flush with the ground. Wedges look best when worn with a flowing bridal gown, however they also look incredible with a 70s style trouser suit (think Bianca Jagger's Yves Saint Laurent two-piece) for a chic city wedding.

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Jimmy Choo | Chloe

Stuart Weitzman | Louboutin

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Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Tanya Isaeva Photography

Badgley Mischka

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Manolo Blahnik | Sézane

Aquatalia | Emmy London

Block heel wedding shoes

Block heels tend to be a lot more comfortable than thinner heels, due to the chunky heel distributing weight more evenly across your foot. This means that is there is far less strain on your arches and the balls of your feet. Fortunately, stylish block heels are everywhere right now and there are some beautiful designs that are perfect for walking down the aisle and dancing the night away.

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Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Lisa Blume Photography

Loeffler Randall

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Freya Rose London | Kate Spade

Dolce Vita | Pelle Moda

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Shoes: Kate Spade | The Grovers Photography
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Bella Belle | Emmy London

Freya Rose London | Silvia Lago

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Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Lisa Blume Photography
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Louboutin | Badgley Mischka

Bella Belle | Manolo Blahnik

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Emmy London

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Jimmy Choo | Sézane

Manolo Blahnik | Sam Endelman

Kitten heel wedding shoes

Kitten heels are a great option if you want a slim, dainty heel without the height of a stiletto. Once maligned for their grandma-ish associations, kitten heels have returned to the catwalks over the past year and offer posture support without the pain. A kitten heel typically measures between 1.5 and 2 inches, while a micro heel is anything less than 1.5 inches.

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Shoes: Bella Belle | Maïlys Fortune Photography

Bella Belle

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Betsey Johnson | Louboutin

Loeffler Randall | Ron White

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Shoes: Christian Dior | Aurelia Baca Photography
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Pretty Ballerinas | Bella Belle

Prada | Seychelles

Flat wedding shoes

If you want comfort all day long, or a second pair of comfy shoes to slip on for dancing, you can't go wrong with wearing flat wedding shoes. Aside from the comfort factor, bridal flats are increasingly popular with modern brides who don't want to teeter down the aisle or risk stumbling down stairs at the venue.

Ballet pump wedding shoes give an effortlessly chic, Parisian feel and look great peeping out from slim sheath gowns or paired with an elegant bridal suit. If you are channeling a glamorous look, go for a crystal embellished style with a gorgeous pointed toe to elongate your silhouette.

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Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Ashley Paige Photography
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Kate Spade | Aquazzura

Valentino | Badgley Mischka


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