These 24 Comfortable (and Cute!) Bridal Shoes Are a Green Flag For Blister-Free Feet

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Updated Aug 04, 2023
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When shopping for your wedding day ensemble, selecting comfortable bridal shoes is just as important as finding the gown of your dreams. The better your wedding shoes fit, the more confident you will feel—from walking down the aisle to letting loose on the dance floor.

While sky-high stilettos and narrow pumps seem like the obvious fashion choice for wedding shoes, the last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is your feet hurting. However, prioritizing supportive footwear doesn't mean that you need to compromise your personal style. In fact, there are a wide range of brands that deliver innovative comfort features and aesthetics—for every shoe type and silhouette you can think of, including wedding pumps, strappy heeled sandals and platforms. If heels really aren't for you, there are sophisticated flats, low-heeled options and (chic) even sneakers that range in color, materials and dress code levels, that will be the perfect finishing touch for your wedding ensemble.

To help you shop the most comfortable bridal shoes, we've assembled a curated list of the most premium footwear options. While they range in price and silhouettes, they are all designed for long-lasting comfort, so you can truly be present as you say "I do".

In this article:

24 Most Comfortable Wedding Shoes for Brides in 2023

Your bridal shoes should live up to your style expectations and allow you to walk confidently, without torturing your feet! So, it is essential to choose wedding day footwear that is designed for premium fit, dynamic movement and functionality. To ensure your wedding day is a blister-free experience, always go with a style (heels or flats) that has a padded footbed, adjustable ankle strap or midfoot strap, to ensure long-lasting comfort and overall wearability. When it comes to sneakers, try a romantic scalloped fabric, all-white classic option or a bold colorful pair with memory foam. The right sneaker will make you feel just as confident as your heels.

Inez Sofia Sandals

Gold metallic strappy stiletto heels
Photo: Inez

Searching for the stiletto look without the throbbing pain? Opt for these strappy heels that are crafted with proprietary technology, including a custom-designed insole that cradles your feet and provides arch support.

Size range: 6-10.5, slim, standard and roomy widths | Heel type: Stiletto | Heel Height: 2.8 in. | Colors: Black, pink, gold

From the reviews: "When fashion and comfort collide…these have the most amazing arch support for all-day comfort." —Becca B.

E'MAR Everyday Pump

Ivory low heel leather comfortable wedding pumps
Photo: E'MAR

Beyond its cool cutouts and unique silhouette, these low heels have a dual-layered foam toe box and recessed heel counter for serious ankle support. As a bonus, the modern dual-mesh layer has water-resistant attributes, making this a great option for ceremonies in outdoor venues.

Size range: 35-41 | Heel type: Block | Heel height: 25mm | Colors: White, Olive

From the reviews: "I have had a hard time with flats due to my flat feet, and when I saw these, I knew that I had to give them a try. E'MAR Italy has delivered again. These feel so comfortable when walking and standing, and the look is stylish." – Aenia S.

Margaux The City Sandal

Ivory satin comfortable block heel sandal for wedding
Photo: Margaux

Handmade in Spain, these soft heels have quickly gained cult status for its timeless shape, hint of bling and wearability. This best-selling sandal combines 5mm of dual layer foam padding, cushioned insole and strategically-placed straps.

Size range: 4.5-12.5, Medium width | Heel type: Block | Heel height: 2.5 in. | Colors: Black, Silver, rose, off-white, light blue, lavender

Reviews: "Lovely classic sandal. Very well made. I have high arches and a tendency to plantar fasciitis so am adding some stick-on arch support." – Rhonda S.

Badgley Mischka Sabina Tulle Ballet Pointed Flats

Blush pink pointed toe comfortable flats with bow detail for wedding
Photo: Nordstrom

A dreamy crystal and tulle bow make these satin flats feel just as elevated as heels. Unlike most flats, they are crafted with an adjustable ankle strap and adjustable side closure, so you won't need to worry about your feet shifting.

Size range: 5-10 | Heel type: Flats | Heel height: Flat | Colors: White, blush, light blue

Reviews: "I LOVE this shoe. I wanted a shoe in a blush, for a twist on the typical "nude" shoe. And the adornments on these are very tasteful and well designed." –Amy W.

Dolce Vita Kanika Pearl Heels

Ivory mule heels with pear embellishment for wedding
Photo: Dolce Vita

Classic pearls and a distinct silhouette make these chic mules wedding-worthy, and an excellent match for traditional gown styles. Not only is the embellished strap stunning, it will prevent your feet from sliding out.

Size range: 5-13 | Heel type: Mules | Heel height: 3.3 in. | Colors: White, light blue, navy

Reviews: "These are everything I hoped they would be and more, great quality, super classy- perfect for my wedding shoe. I did make a decision to size up and I'm so glad I did, half size bigger than I normally wear fits perfectly!" —Vanessa S.

Jimmy Choo Women's Sacaria 100 Embellished Block Heel Sandals

Jimmy Choo pearl embellished block heel sandals for wedding
Photo: Bloomingdale's

These pearly showstoppers are a gorgeous sandal option to compliment a simple gown with a long slit. In addition to its eye-catching embellishments, the style has racked up 5-star reviews for the walkability and functionality of its bold block heel.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel type: Block | Heel height: 3.9 in. | Color: White

Reviews: "Dream shoes that I bought for my wedding. The block heel is super comfortable." –Mandy J.

Naturalizer Joy Dress Sandal

Light bronze leather comfortable block heel sandal for wedding
Photo: Naturalizer

As a petite gal, I wear these sleek platforms (that have earned nearly 400 5-star reviews from happy customers) when I need a boost in height for formal occasions. Thanks to an innovative comfort technology, that relieves pressure and contours to the shape of my feet, I can dance all night without torturing my feet.

Size range: 4-12, medium and wide width | Heel type: Block heel | Heel height: 3.75 in. | Colors: Bronze, black, tan, crème, berry, silver, purple

Reviews: "These are easily the most comfortable heel I've ever worn. Purchased for my wedding due to the high-quality workmanship and ease of wear. Remained comfortable after hours and hours off standing and dancing. All without having to sacrifice style! Highly recommend." —Ashlynn

Estelle Chiffon Butterfly Kitten Heels

Lavender chiffon butterfly kitten heels for comfortable wedding shoes
Photo: Bella Belle USA

A combination of lavender silk, wispy butterflies and intertwined floral beads, makes this ethereal kitten heel the ideal accessory for garden-themed ceremonies. Despite the delicate details, the heels are engineered with extra-soft padding for 12-hour comfort and a double ankle strap so you can move around effortlessly.

Size range: 5-11 | Heel type: Kitten heel | Heel height: 2 in. | Color: Lavender

Reviews: "These shoes are not only gorgeous they are very very comfortable. I wore them during my wedding ceremony when I stood for 45 minutes and I wore them for the reception which lasted about six hours. Then I danced the night away in my lovely shoes." —Margot G.

Roxy Sheilahh Slip-On Sneakers

White lace comfortable slip on sneakers for wedding
Photo: Roxy

Modern brides are changing into sneakers post-ceremony, for next-level comfort and to add instant edge to their bridal attire. If you have an elevated dress code, opt for a romantic, sheer fabric like this lace Roxy sneaker. The platform shoe also has a practical slip-on design, padded back collar and memory foam footbed.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel type: sneaker | Heel height: 2.5 in. | Colors: Ivory, black

Reviews: "LOVE these. They are so comfortable . The upper shoe material has a pattern/that has a little texture to it - it's super cool." – Susan R.

Sarah Flint Wedding Perfect Block Sandal 60

White satin block heel sandals with lace trim
Photo: Sarah Flint

These lace-trimmed beauties are constructed to make you feel like you're walking on clouds. Not only are they molded with anatomical arch support, 6mm of extra footbed padding and an expanded toe box, they are made with water-resistant satin and slip-proof rubber soles, so you won't have to sacrifice your shoe game, come rain or shine.

Size range: 4-13 | Heel type: Block heel | Heel height: 2.5 in. | Color: White

Reviews: "Well made, very comfortable and worth the investment. It's a pair you will reach for over and over. Comfort, stability and it's a pretty shoe! This coming from someone who broke their ankle a few years ago and never thought I would feel comfortable in a heel again." –Catherine C.

Sam Edelman Gigi Pearl Thong Sandal

Comfortable white pearl thong sandal for wedding
Photo: Sam Edelman

These refined thong sandals, studded with vintage-style pearl beads, are an excellent choice for a low-key seaside wedding or elopement. Unlike most flat sandals, this style has a plush footbed and moderate arch.

Size range: 5-13, medium width | Heel type: flat | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: White, black

Reviews: "Lovely pearl sandals are so unique and sophisticated. The look is sensational. Very pleased with this purchase." —JBGA

M.Gemi The Mia Dume 90mm Pumps

Nude slingback comfortable block heels for wedding
Photo: M. Gemi

Intended to support women with wider feet, these top-rated slingbacks are constructed with a topline that follows the lines of the foot for a flattering fit and a wide heel base for extra stability. Plus, the exaggerated sculpted heel adds some edge to the standard pump shape.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel type: Pump | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: Nude, black, gold, silver, purple, navy, python

Reviews: "Superb craftsmanship. These shoes are stunning, stylish and very comfortable." —Dona K.

Kate Spade Honor Faux Pearl-Embellished Mules

Comfortable pearl embellished mules for wedding
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

A vibrant shoe, like this playful textured mule, can instantly liven up any all-white ensemble and show off your personal style. Be sure to select a pair with an elevated shape and motif (that feels too fancy to wear to work), so you won't clash with your wedding dress code.

Size range: 5-10 | Heel type: Mule | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: Clear

Reviews: "Beautiful and so comfy! I have them in 2 colors and wear them all the time!" —Kate M.

Inez Alta Pumps

Silver metallic comfortable pumps for wedding
Photo: Inez

Made with metallic leather, these chrome pumps add instant edge to an all-white bridal ensemble. Plus, the style has a proprietary plush insole with arch support and leather sole with a rubber, no-slip insert, so stability is guaranteed.

Size range: 6-10.5, slim, standard, & roomy width | Heel type: pump | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: Nude, black, python, red, silver, tan and black patent

Reviews: "The 3.5 heel is the perfect height to elongate the leg without sacrificing comfort." —Vanessa U.

Nina Volanda Sandal

Sky blue satin crystal comfortable stiletto sandal for wedding
Photo: Nina

Consider these elegant satin sandals, adorned with a crystal embellished ankle strap and lightly cushioned footbed, your 'something blue'. I own several pairs and can confirm that the sophisticated peep-toe is perfect for dancing the night away.

Size range: 5-11, medium width | Heel type: Stiletto | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: Light blue, white, blush, silver, black, navy, lavender, yellow, rose

Reviews: "I bought these for my wedding for my "something blue" and I am obsessed with them! I NEVER wear heels so I was a bit nervous on buying heels BUT these are so easy and comfortable to walk in." –Gardenia G.

Roger Vivier Flower Strass Satin Pumps

Comfortable black satin pumps with embellishment for wedding
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

You'll feel like a queen while wearing this regal satin pump, enhanced with a glittering Swarovski crystal-flower buckle. The comfortable kitten heel comes in a soft blush hue, which will blend perfectly for weddings with a pastel palette.

Size range: 5.5-11 | Heel type: Kitten heel | Heel height: 2.5 in. | Colors: Champagne, black

Reviews: "These shoes are gorgeous! They are true to size. The crystal on the shoes shines under the light. Best choice for formal occasions." –Bonnie G

Sam Edelman Kia Beads Sandals

White beaded comfortable block heel sandal for wedding
Photo: Revolve

Between the delicate bead details and statement heel, this textured platform has well-placed straps that will secure your ankle and toes in place, so walking down the aisle is a breeze.

Size range: 6-10 | Heel type: block | Heel height: 3.5 in.

Colors: Cream, blush, light green

Reviews: "Ordered them and absolutely loved them. So comfortable, easy to walk in. They make feel tall, confident and sexy." —Alexa

Tecovas The Annie Boot

White leather comfortable cowboy boots for wedding
Photo: Tecovas

With nearly 3,000 5-star reviews, this best-selling cowgirl boot is an elevated choice for a western wedding or themed bachelorette party. The detailed style features a tall, angled heel and deep scallop for a snug, flattering fit. Wear them a few days before you walk down the aisle, they're easy to break in and the super soft leather will stretch to fit your calves.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel type: Boot | Heel height: 2 in. | Colors: Light blue, white, blush, silver, black, navy, lavender, yellow, rose

Reviews: "I have some big ol' feet. Probably more of a 12.5 womens…but these fit like a dream. So comfortable. Fit my wider that normal calves. My second pair and will purchase again when needed." —Darla C.=

Stuart Weitzman Pearl Geo Buckle 75 Slides

White buckle comfortable block heel slide sandals for wedding
Photo: Stuart Weitzman

Looking for a practical shoe with a touch of bling? These luxe slides, adorned with crystal and pearl mixed geometric buckle details, have nappa leather, easy-to-adjust straps that are precisely placed for optimal fit.

Size range: 3.5-13, medium width | Heel type: Mules | Heel height: 3 in. | Color: White

Reviews: "This sandal is beautiful and comfortable. The shoe bed is well made and your foot does not slip when walking. The straps are positioned perfectly for a comfortable fit." —Janice

Badgley Mischka Remi Statement Kitten Heel

Comfortable Ivory statement kitten heel with bling detail for wedding
Photo: Badgley Mischka

In search of a statement heel without the staggering height of a stiletto? Look no further than this stunning kitten heel, decorated with a rhinestone-encrusted ruffle that adds just the right amount of sparkle.

Size range: 5-10 | Heel type: kitten heel | Heel height: 2.36 in. | Colors: Ivory, nude, silver, black

Reviews: "My daughter brought me these for my wedding. I love them. They gave me the bling I want and Judy the height and comfort I need for my wedding. I can't thank her more for these beautiful bling but elegant shoes." —Karla D.

E'MAR Meraki Pumps

White dual strap comfortable pump for wedding
Photo: E'MAR

Designed by a podiatrist, this sexy, dual-strap pump provides unparalleled support and multi-foam padding from your toe box to heel. Also, the innovative shoe is built at an incline at 45 degrees to evenly distribute pressure throughout the foot to relieve you from feeling pain on the ball of your foot.

Size range: 35-41 | Heel type: Stiletto | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: White, Red, Blush

Reviews: "These heels are not only beautiful but so comfortable. All the shoes that E'MAR makes are amazing. They also go with everything! Best investment ever." —Wasiaq

J. Adams Wally Platform Sneakers

Comfortable white platform sneakers with satin bow for wedding
Photo: Amazon

Post-ceremony, sink into these sleek platform sneakers, made cool thanks to their crisp white exterior and oversized statement bow. In addition to a cushy foam insole, the slip-ons also have extra padding around the collar to keep your feet and ankles supported. You'll get an instant height boost, without adding any stress to your feet.

Size range: 5.5-11 | Heel type: Platform sneaker | Heel height: 2 in. | Colors: White, black, silver sparkle, gold sparkle, pink, gray

Reviews: "I got these for my wedding and they were perfect. I didn't want to wear heels because of a back problem. Not only were these super cute but they were really comfortable…They definitely look super cute and sassy but still really functional." —Lydia P.

Loeffler Randall Camellia Pearl Pleated Bow Heel

White crinkle detail bow block heel sandal for comfortable wedding shoe
Photo: Bloomingdale's

Topped with Loeffler Randall's signature bow and heavenly fabric, these block sandals pair effortlessly with a romantic gown. It also features a padded footbed and dual-support ankle strap.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel type: Block heel | Heel height: 3.5 in. Colors: 14 colors: white, rose, gold and more

Reviews: "I ordered the blue for my wedding day! I had originally ordered the white but thought the blue would be different and I am so glad I did. They are so beautiful!!! My fiancé even smiled when he saw them. The perfect mix of flirty but sophisticated, love love love!" —Nicky H.

Naturalizer 27 Edit Abilyn Pump

Gold metallic strap detail comfortable pump for wedding
Photo: Naturalizer

Designed with a vampy, mid-shoe strap, these shimmery pumps are made with the brand's signature contour fit and extra cushioning for all-day unrivaled wearability. Also, the proprietary rubber outsole provides enhanced flexibility, shock absorption and slip resistance.

Size range: 5-11, medium width | Heel type: Block heel | Heel height: 3.5 in. | Colors: White gold, beige, red, lavender, bronze, black, tan, silver

Reviews: "These are easily the most comfortable heel I've ever worn. Purchased for my wedding due to the high quality workmanship and ease of wear. Remained comfortable after hours and hours of standing and dancing. All without having to sacrifice style! Highly recommend." —Ashlynn

Where to Buy Comfortable Bridal Shoes

Shopping for wedding shoes can be overwhelming, and bridal comfort shoes are even harder to find. Thankfully, many of the brands on our list are developing podiatrist-approved proprietary technology and innovative designs, specifically for their bridal collections. Not only does this provide brides-to-be with more customizable options, these dressy styles also specialize in preventing foot injury, personalizing molded insoles, distributing pressure evenly, and offering orthopedic-level comfort in a heel. To ensure that there are plenty options to suit every bride, our list of comfort shoes range from traditional to modern styles, in a variety of colors and fabrics, so you can easily find a pair that meshes with your bridal attire and won't have you hunting for Band-Aids the next day.

Nordstrom

Nordstrom is known for its expansive shoe department, and because of its brick-and-mortar stores around the country, you can try everything on in person. Nordstrom offers brands known for their quality and comfort, such as Naturalizer, Badgley Mischka, Stuart Weitzman and more, as well as a wide selection of sizes, colors and heel heights. And of course, there's Nordstrom's solid return policy in case any of the shoes don't work.

Zappos

For an online retailer with lots of options, head to Zappos. The customer service is second to none, and you can easily search and filter shoes of different heel heights, colors, sizes, widths and more. Try them on in the comfort of your home and easily and efficiently return any that you're not satisfied with.

Margaux

Known for their modern "wear anywhere" shoes, Margaux was founded to make beautiful, day-to-night shoes that prioritizes comfort, size inclusivity and practicality. Each silhouette is engineered with the brand's signature plush foam padding. Also, Marguax gives shoppers access to an unparalleled size range, from 3 to 14, and three different width options. If you can't find your size in a certain style, the brand offers concierge options and will handle finding the perfect fit for you. This is ideal for brides with uncommon foot sizes or who are in need of customized options.

Inez

Made for women who refuse to give up their heels, Inez carries an assortment of sleek styles that capture modern trends without sacrificing comfort standards. Each shoe is designed with proprietary plush insoles and the latest foam technology, to distribute pressure evenly and literally put a spring in your step. As you walk, an embedded heel cushion absorbs impact, while the shoe's arch support cradles and stabilizes the foot. If you love the look of a classic stiletto or pump silhouette, shop their bridal section for a range of heels that all contain the aforementioned comfort technology.

E'MAR

If you're recovering from a foot injury or looking to minimize your risk of foot issues, E'MAR shoes offer unparalleled support from the ball of your foot, through the arch, heel and lower leg. Founded by podiatrist Dr. Najwa Javed, E'MAR shoes contain an innovative technology, with hidden pressure realigning to rebalance your whole foot as it sits in a high heel. Additionally, each toe box and arch incline is biomechanically designed for maximum foot and ankle stability. And if you need any help or guidance while shopping, Dr. Javed is available to personally assist you in finding the right pair of heels to meet your needs.

What to Look for in Comfortable Wedding Shoes

Before shopping for wedding shoes, you'll have a much easier time if you research brands and customer reviews, to determine which are known for creating comfortable heels and flats. Also consider your wedding venue and footwear needs. For example, if your ceremony is on the beach or in the grass, a flat, sandal or wedge style will provide stability, so you can easily navigate any uneven terrain or sand. Next, establish what shoe features are most important to you. Is it thick foam padding? Ankle or arch support? A narrow or wide width? Or maybe strategically-placed supportive straps? Listing your top bridal footwear needs, ahead of shopping, will help you quickly navigate through the many options with ease.

Arch Support

Since you'll be on your feet for most of the day, be sure to look for a shoe with adequate arch support that will help distribute your body weight properly. As a result, you'll alleviate that nagging pain on the arches of your feet and maintain your posture.

Foam Padding/Cushioning

For walkability and overall balance, always select shoes with ample padding in the footbed and insole. This will reduce the impact of each step you take and is crucial for preventing pain on the ball of your foot and providing increased support.

Range of Width/Fit

To ensure that you have the correct sizing for your feet, opt for a brand that offers different width styles and a roomy toe box. Narrow shoes or pointed toe boxes are especially harmful for wide feet. Not only do they cause pain, but they can also squeeze your toes together, leading to long-term foot issues.

Based on your comfort preferences, including arch support, foam padding and a range of widths, it's important to look for key words to ensure that shoes are designed with proper fit in mind. For sufficient padding that reduces the overall impact on your feet, look for the words gel or air cushioning, shock absorption, memory foam and foam padding. To ensure you have proper midfoot support, look out for arch support, contoured footbed, anatomical design and EVA Midsole. To avoid ill-fitting shoes, look for flexibility, adjustable straps, wide or narrow width options and extended sizing. Lastly, some other keywords that indicate overall comfort are anti-slip, lightweight, and breathable.

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