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16 Comfortable Wedding Shoes That You Won’t Have to Kick Off Mid-Reception

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Finding the right pair of wedding shoes is tough. While comfort is definitely a priority, finding options that are also trendy (and actually go with your dress) requires some extra digging.

The ideal pair of wedding shoes comes down to a few key things: arch support, height and heel shape. You know your feet best, so if you know you can't withstand pointed, close-toed heels, opt for a pair of heeled sandals instead. Have a high instep? Extra arch support will be your best friend. And if anything over an inch high makes you look like Bambi taking his first steps, you’ll want to stick to a flat shoe or one with a lower heel. Pro tip: Break in your shoes before you walk down the aisle by wearing them around the house a few times.

If you’ve looked everywhere and can’t find shoes you love, keep scrolling because we’ve found 16 stunning pairs that may just catch your eye.

The Most Comfortable Wedding Shoes for Brides in 2022 at a Glance:

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Sarah Flint

1. Sarah Flint Perfect Block Sandal

Best Overall

This sandal is a trendy wedding shoe style that makes for a comfortable walk down the aisle thanks to the wide block heel and ankle support in the form of a dainty (but durable) strap. Bonus: The brand creates its shoes with anatomically-made arch support to ensure your feet are comfortably cradled.

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Dear Frances

2. Dear Frances Scrunch Mule

Best Mules

Mules are for the the bride who prefers the ease of slipping their shoes on and off (hey, it’s a long day). The leather arch straps on this chic pair won't cut into your skin and are super stretchy for lasting comfort.

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Nordstrom

3. Marc Fisher Ltd Zala Block Heel

Best Closed-Toe Heels

Keep things timeless with this closed-toe number, available in tan suede or nude leather. The low block heel is supportive and won't any strain to your soles.

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Nordstrom

4. Jewel Badgley Mischka Cook Sandal

Best Glittery Heels

If you're a bride who loves some extra sparkle, these shimmery heels are for you. The mid straps ensure your feet don't slide around while you're walking down the aisle and the block heel is great for stability.

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Reformation

5. Reformation Vegan Meena Block Heel

Best Strappy Sandals

Don't want too much extra height, but still want some lift? We love these 25mm heeled (i.e., less than one inch) sandals with their cute straps and toe loops. The best part is you'll be able to wear these long after the wedding because they can just as easily be dressed down with jeans.

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Betsey Johnson

6. Betsey Johnson Bk-sidney Rhinestones

Best Sneakers

We love the unexpected glitz and glam of rhinestones on sneakers. And this bedazzled pair has them in abundance—plus, a one-and-a-half-inch platform to give you a bit of height.

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Sarah Flint

7. Sarah Flint Parker Sling

Most Supportive

If you have a more vintage or boho style, these slingback heels with a sweet trail of nappa flowers across the vamp are a great choice. The footbed has an extra six millimeters of padding for an ultra-comfy fit and the heel strap will keep your feet nice and secure. Adorable feature: the “something blue” leather lining on the soles.

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Birdies

8. Birdies The Swan

Best Slip-Ons

These embellished slip-ons have a vegan velvet upper that pairs beautifully with the crystal mid strap, while the footbed has quilted padding for maximum comfort. Available in multiple colors (including gold, gold sparkle and snow crystal bracelet), they also have a very slight heel that gives them an understated yet classy look. We honestly want to wear them every day.

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Sarah Flint

9. Sarah Flint Wedding Perfect Pump

Best High Heels

A pearlescent white pump is a great option for basically any wedding dress style. But it’s worth noting that with a heel of just over three inches, these may not be right for you if you’re not comfortable walking in pumps (although the center steel rod heel does provide extra stability). The footbed is made with anatomical arch support for your instep and the wider toe box provides more breathing room.

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Lulus

10. Lulus Swayy Champagne Rhinestone Strap Heels

Best Value

These satin baby heels will give some extra bling to your wedding look, thanks to a rhinestone-accented strap and vamp. The short, two-inch heel is great for walking and the enclosed toe box will keep your feet from slipping forward.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

11. Jimmy Choo Ade Patent Leather Mary Janes

Most Unique

Ballet flats are all the rage in 2022 and these are a gorgeous choice for brides. Sure, they may lack a bit in footbed support, but they make up for it in stability. Plus, the flat heel ensures you won't trip down the aisle and they'll be easier to dance in.

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Amazon

12. Dream Pairs Ballet Flats

Bestseller on Amazon

According to nearly 3,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, the rubber outsole of these ballet flats offers great flexibility for walking and dancing all night long. With a shiny rhinestone upper, they also up the glam factor on any outfit—be it your wedding dress or even a pair of Levi’s. Note: Reviewers say to order a half-size up as they run a smidge small.

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Nordstrom

13. Jewel Badgley Mischka Giona Sandal

Best for Outdoor Weddings

At 2.25 inches, these heels are a solid option for an outdoor wedding since you won't have to worry about them spiking into the grass and you can avoid rolling your ankle thanks to the low and sturdy construction. We’re big fans of the Art Deco–style embossed plate at the front of the heel and the shimmer effect throughout.

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BHLDN

14. Loeffler Randal Camellia Heels

Best Rounded Heel

How cute are the rounded heels on these? The taffeta bow strap on the front gives them a flirty element to complete your wedding look. Happy customers note that the shoe runs small so you may want to order half a size up from your usual size.

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Alohas

15. Alohas Cannes Beige

Most Minimalistic

These backless heels have a strap farther up on the foot to ensure they stay secure while you walk. We also love the heel shape and the simple design because, let’s face it, your dress is the star of the show.

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Lulus

16. Lulus Bellea Sandals

Best Sandals

From getting ready in the morning to dancing the night away, a pair of sandals can go a long way when it comes to wedding accessories. The pearl details on this pair take them from casual to bridal and the slight heeled bottom give them extra support, making these more comfortable than a completely flat pair.


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