The Most Comfortable Wedding Shoes You Can Absolutely Dance and Groove in All Night Long

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Wearing six-inch stilettos to a wedding can be like a choose your own adventure-type of scenario. It’s truly a test of fate. You risk tripping and falling in front of a lot of people (especially at an outdoor wedding where there is uneven terrain…speaking from personal experience). If it’s a garden wedding, there's a high probability of sinking into the grass like quicksand. At best, you’ll just experience sore heels and a few blisters. Still, why put yourself through the torture when comfortable wedding shoes exist? Choosing the right gift (or, if you're the bride, the dress, the venue, the food, wedding makeup, and all the other last minute details) is more than stressful enough!

If you can’t resist wearing a sky-high heel, there are, of course, a few precautions you can take. There are some pretty good anti-blister heel balms out there, or you can pack some flat wedding shoes in your purse if you really want to be prepared and need to do a shoe change sometime during the event. But better yet, why not prevent any kind of footwear faux pas in the first place and just wear a comfortable shoe? After all, there’s no actual rule that says you have to wear ill-fitting heels, and one way to have a low-key wedding is to make sure you're not uncomfortable walking around trying to say hi to all your guests. There are plenty of options for looking stylish while also ensuring a pain-free experience—it’s true! That way, your feet will be ready for anything, whether you're getting ready for the first dance or closing out the party with an end-of-the-night conga line.

Ahead, you’ll find the best comfortable wedding shoes (for guests and brides) that are as cute as they’re easy to stand in, so you’ll be able to relax, mingle, dance, and have an overall good time, whether the wedding is indoor or outdoor, a couple of hours or a multi-day affair. From strappy heels to stylish flats (yes, flat wedding shoes are totally an acceptable option), there's a pair for everyone.

The most comfortable wedding guest shoes

ASOS Design Scarlett Bow Detail Mid Heel Shoes comfortable wedding shoes
ASOS Design Scarlett Bow Detail Mid Heel Shoes — $34.00

If you are hesitant of pointy-toe shoes, this velvet number, with a bow detail, might help you change your POV. With a low heel and super elastic slingback strap, you’ll avoid the blisters and pain. The heel has a flared design to give you some extra support, too. The shoes are available in sizes 4–12.

Vince Camuto, Leather Heeled Mule Sandals — $70.00

Simple, sophisticated, and so comfortable, these Vince Camuto mule heels will be your BFF for summer weddings. The angled block heel is sturdy and won’t get stuck in the grass at outdoor weddings and backyard celebrations. The chic square toe features a knotted strap that elevates an otherwise minimalist look, too. Choose from four colors: black, white, brown, and Mango Sorbet, a bright golden yellow.

Reformation Magda Ankle Tie Platform heels with arch support
Reformation Magda Ankle Tie Platform — $278.00

Platforms can give you more stability than the stiletto—and they’re much easier to walk and dance in. So even though these have some heigh to them (15 mm), they’re still a comfortable options. The ankle straps on these satin shoes give them a ballerina sort of feel. These platform wedding shoes are also a nice change from a traditional black sandal.

Birdies The Swan comfortable wedding shoes
Birdies The Swan — $165.00

Yes, flats are totally acceptable to wear to a wedding, especially if they’re as chic as these sparkly slides that are covered in beads. Birdies’ flats are known for their ultra-comfortable cushioned insole that make all of their shoes feel more like you’re walking on clouds. The Swan slides come in multiple colors and styles that are wedding-appropriate, and your feet will have you wondering why you didn’t wear wedding and/or bridal flats earlier.

Dear Frances Chaise Mule comfortable wedding shoes
Dear Frances Chaise Mule — $420.00

Available in a pretty cream or classic black, these sandals from Dear Frances look simple at first glance, but details like the cool dual-colored block heel and asymmetrical leather toe strap set this shoe apart from the rest. Made with super soft genuine leather, these are painless to wear for long periods of time—whether you’re observing an especially long ceremony, or getting down on the dance floor. Every Dear Frances style we’ve tried so far has given us supreme comfort—you can’t go wrong.

Steve Madden Adore Rhinestones Sandals comfortable wedding shoes
Steve Madden Adore Rhinestones Sandals — $100.00

These may be flats, but they have enough glitz and glamour, the bride might try to steal them from you. The Adore sandal has a gorgeous knotted design, and tons of glitter. Made with a vegan leather that’s studded with rhinestones, these sandals go with just about everything. Brides, if you’re fine with no heel, this is a great wedding gown pairing, too.

Rothy's The Square Mary Jane comfortable wedding shoes
Rothy's The Square Mary Jane — $159.00

These Mary Jane flats are made from plastic water bottles, but you’d never know it. Sturdy, soft, comfortable, and washable(!!!), the Square MJ goes with everything, and is sleek enough to be considered a fancy occasion shoe if it wants to be. Like all Rothy’s, it’s recommended you size one size up.

Naturalizer 27 Edit Ayla Pump — $84.00

Closed-toe heels can pinch and spark friction, especially when you’re actually walking or dancing around in them. Which is why we’re going with these heels from Naturalizer—one of the best go-to shoe brands for comfort. Made of premium leather and suede, these heels are breathable, so even if you’re going to a hot summer wedding, your feet won’t be sweating buckets like the rest of your body. With the brand’s signature contour and fit system, the design is cushion-y enough to give you all-day support. If you need something more neutral, these also come in black and silver.

baylor heels
Dolce Vita Baylor Heels — $100.00

These sleek black sandals are versatile enough to wear with a strappy dress to a wedding one night and your favorite jeans the following day. The Baylor sandal has a small enough heel to ensure comfort, and the skinny straps are soft enough to not cause irritation. It comes in 12 different colors.

swedish hasbeens
Swedish Hasbeens Merci Sandal — $290.00

When seeking comfort, you can’t really go wrong with this clog-style sandal from Swedish Hasbeens, a Swedish-based brand known for their stylish, retro shoes. With a crisscross strap leather upper and ankle strap for comfortable closure, these open-toes sandals with give your feet the support they need. We also like that these are a neutral color that will go with every dress—even after the wedding.


Charlotte Stone Lenu Sandals comfortable wedding shoes
Charlotte Stone Lenu Sandals — $252.00

Rainbow is the new neutral—when there are so many colors, you’re bound to match something, right? These sandals are an especially a fun pair to wear if your wedding or bridesmaid dress is maybe on the more simple side, and you want to zhuzh things up. Known for their fun, poppy colors and unique designs, Charlotte Stone has tons of options to choose from, but we love these because of their soft, suede straps that keep feet secure, and the memory foam insole that provides cushy support while you’re grooving.

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M. Gemi The Mia — $348.00

Featured on our list of top shoes that require no break-in time, the Mia is an easy-to-wear slingback heel with a pointed toe that never pinches. Thanks to the elastic at the back, your feet stay put. And thanks to the soft Italian nappa leather, they don’t get blisters after a night of dancing. The wide heel base also makes this a super walkable heel option.


K. Jacques Epicure Sandals
K. Jacques Epicure Sandals — $322.00

Going to a beach wedding ceremony? You won’t mind getting sand in these gorgeous gold sandals at all. Crafted in France with genuine calfskin leather, we still recommend breaking these in, since the footbed is a bit stiff. Once you do, you’re golden. Literally.


Cult Gaia Gigi Sandals
Cult Gaia Gigi Sandals — $398.00

Want a wedding shoe that will turn heads? These unique sandals feature see-through vinyl strap; a metallic, ball-shaped heel; and a cushioned leather footbed, proving you don’t need to sacrifice style for comfort.

The most comfortable bridal shoes

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Sarah Flint Wedding Perfect Pump 85 — $550.00

Designer Sarah Flint couldn’t ever find a luxury pump that wasn’t genuinely comfortable—so she made her own, and in 2013, the designer shoe brand Sarah Flint was born. “As a woman, I understand the frustration of buying shoes that end up sitting in your closet. Because of this, I obsess over the details of fit and construction to make the most comfortable and durable shoes, never sacrificing an ounce of style,” she says on her website. These Wedding Perfect Pumps are proof of that: They’re designed with a wider toe box, extra padding, arch support, and a steel rod stiletto. White will go with your dress (if you’re going with white), but you can check out a bunch more styles on the site—there’s a whole wedding shoe section!

nina heels
DREAM PAIRS Women's Nina Low Heel Pump Sandals — $46.00

Need something classic that’ll go with anything and everything? With its retro-style peep-toe design and comfortable 2.5 inch heel, you’ll be glued to the dance floor in these strappy heels . Plus, they come in a ton of color options to match your outfit.

Badgley Mischka Collection Gigi Crystal Pointed Toe Flat
Badgley Mischka Collection Gigi Crystal Pointed Toe Flat — $198.00

For unique bridal flats, these Badgley Mischka Collection certainly deliver. With a pointed toe, a scalloped topline, and sparkly crystals all over, your feet may just steal the show. They come in ivory as well as black satin.

Loeffler Randall Camellia Pleated Bow Heel with Ankle Strap — $395.00

When it comes to dress shoes, you can’t go wrong with this beloved Loeffler Randall design. From the cushioned footbed to the sturdy column heel, this stylish shoe is a great pick (they can also act as your “something blue” if you’re following traditions). We also love the Camellia Pleated Bow heel in gold—when it’s in stock, that is.

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Sam Edelman Daniella Block Heel Sandal — $130.00

Anyone can appreciate the simplicity of this classic Sam Edelman sandal, which comes in a wide range of color options. This tried-and-true sandal heel is one of those shoes everyone swears by for comfort and easy styling (hello, eleven beautiful colors!), and that’s because of its soft, wide strap and thick heel. This gold option (there’s also silver and white) is perfect for the bride looking for something shiny, but other colors (like pink or glitter linen) make this a great option for a wedding guest, too.

city sandal
Marguax The City Sandal — $295.00

It may be called the City Sandal, but this heel is not ordinary (although you can easily transition it over to your everyday shoe collection—it really is that comfortable). Crafted with Italian nappa leather and designed with 5 mm of plush foam padding, these heels are so supportive, we’d almost mistake them for orthopedics if we weren’t looking in the mirror. And while the heel is 2.5 inches, it seems taller (thanks, chunky, deceptive heel!).


Badgley Mischka Collection Louise Ankle Strap Sandal
Badgley Mischka Collection Louise Ankle Strap Sandal — $129.00

These satin heels are stylish and simple, so they’ll match almost any style of dress (and they come in light gold, rose gold, champagne, silver, and black). The strap is decorated with crystals, and there’s a block heel that gives you both height and support, so you can stay on your feet all night without any aches and pains.

the pump
The Pump F Major — $300.00

When it comes to classic shoe styles, nothing beats black high heel pumps. It’s the kind of shoe that goes with anything but also makes you feel like a boss no matter what. F Major made a more modern version of the iconic style, but are actually comfortable thanks to the foam-infused insole. You can also choose from Nappa leather or a patent leather style. Wear it to a wedding or to work, either way you’ll be able to keep them on your feet for hours without crying.

Naturalizer Joy Ankle Strap Sandal
Naturalizer Joy Ankle Strap Sandal — $120.00

These wedding heels strike the right blend of comfort and style. The block heel and cushy footbed will keep you and your feet happy all day and night long, and the adjustable strap will ensure you have just the right fit. The shoe comes in medium and wide widths and six different easy-to-match colors.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Ramsay Ankle Strap Sandal
Jewel Badgley Mischka Ramsay Ankle Strap Sandal — $109.00

Add some bling from head to toe with these low heel wedding shoes. With a 2 1/4″ block heel, this pair will give you some height without overly straining your feet. And there are lots of details you’ll fall for, including the toe strap covered with crystals and a detailed metallic plate on the inside of the heel.

Seychelles Neve Heels
Seychelles Neve Heels — $139.00

Go for a slingback wedding shoe that’s easy to slip in and out of. These satin heels have a moderate 1.5″ heel, a comfortable rubber sole, and satin bow as a finishing touch. Whether you’re looking for bride or bridesmaids shoes, these will complete your look. They come in ivory, light blue, and pink.

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