Walk Down the Aisle in Style with These 22 Designer Wedding Shoes
You never need an excuse to treat yourself to new shoes, but if you were looking for one, your wedding day is perhaps the best. Designer wedding shoes are the perfect item to splurge on before your big day for a number of reasons. For one, a luxe pair of shoes is a sure way to elevate your look, literally. Plus, they'll make an excellent keepsake to remember your wedding day with for years to come.
Edmundo Castillo, Head of Design at luxury shoe brand Stuart Weitzman, explains that, "just like love, when it comes to choosing wedding shoes, you should always follow your heart." Going the designer route opens up so many new doors in regard to style and fit, but Castillo believes that at the end of the day, "the shoe you choose should feel authentic to you, whether that is a more traditional silhouette—like a classic white satin pump—or something unexpected, like a silver Western boot."
The even better news, according to Castillo, is that, "style and comfort don't have to be mutually exclusive." Whether you're a bride looking for a pair of comfortable heels that can withstand a full day of celebration, or a groom looking for a stylish pair of shoes that you can wear again and again, your favorite luxury designers have plenty of options for you to explore. We've rounded up 22 of our top picks that will seamlessly take you down the aisle and onto the dancefloor.
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Best Designer Bridal Shoes
From alluring pumps to charming flats and everything in between, we guarantee you'll want to say 'I do' to a pair of these designer bridal shoes.
1. Loeffler Randall Camellia White Pleated Bow Heel
From comfort to style, this designer shoe pick checks off all our boxes. The block heel makes these an ideal option for all-day wear, while the pleated fabric and statement bow gives them a distinct bridal look.
Size Range: 5 - 12 | Heel Height: 3.5 in.
2. Manolo Blahnik 10mm Lurum Satin Flats
Heels aren't the only option to wear on your big day. In fact, flats can be just as glamorous, plus they offer the added benefit of comfort. We love this elegant satin pair that feature a leather lining and crystal embellishments.
Size Range: 5.5 - 10 | Heel Height: 10 mm.
3. Jimmy Choo Sacaria 100
If you're looking for a subtle way to incorporate pearls into your wedding look, shoes are a great place to start. These all-over embellished heels are certainly on trend for 2023 and we simply cannot get enough.
Size Range: 4 - 13 | Heel Height: 3.9 in.
4. Jimmy Choo Aveline 100
A short hemline look is nothing short of perfection when you've got amazing heels to rock underneath. These open toe heels, featuring oversized woven bows, are a charming way to *tie* your wedding look together.
Size Range: 4 - 13 | Heel Height: 3.9 in.
5. Betsey Johnson Sidny Ivory
These shoes were made for walking…down the aisle that is. If you're a laid back bride looking to add a bit of your personality into your wedding attire, sneakers are the way to go. Not to mention, this pearl-covered pair is as comfortable as it is cute.
Size Range: 6 - 11 | Platform Height: 1.5 in.
6. Amina Muaddi Begum Slingback
Top off your wedding look with a bit of glam. These satin heels feature eye-catching crystalline ornaments that are sure to dazzle as you walk down the aisle. Plus, their chunky pedestal heels make it easier to navigate various terrains, such as grass, at an outdoor wedding.
Size Range: 35.5 - 34 | Heel Height: 95 mm.
7. Bottega Veneta Stretch Mesh & Leather Wedge Sandal
Good news for petites: you don't need to sacrifice comfort to add a bit of height. Wedges and espadrilles are great alternatives to heels if you're looking to stand tall on your wedding day. For a boho beach wedding, this uniquely woven pair is simply unmatched.
Size Range: 34 - 42 | Platform Height: 5 in.
8. SCHUTZ Agatha Mid Sandal
Talk about pur-fect. These leather kitten heels offer a classic look that's both simple and sweet. The understated straps give this pair a beautiful bridal touch, but you'll love paring them with jeans for nights out after your wedding.
Size Range: 5 - 10 | Heel Height: 2.25 in.
9. Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 90mm Pumps
Here's something new, and something blue. Embrace your inner Carrie Bradshaw with these embellished satin pumps. You'll love the pop-of-color this pair adds when paired with a white gown.
Size Range: 36 - 42 | Heel Height: 90 mm.
10. MACH & MACH Double Bow Crystal-Embellished Silk-Satin Pumps
No disco ball? No problem. These crystal embellished pumps are guaranteed to sparkle when you hit the dance floor. With ornate jeweled bows and shimmer all around, we love this pick for a black tie wedding.
Size Range: 35 - 42 | Heel Height: 4.5 in.
11. Aquazzura Platform Knotted High-Heel Sandals
Life is short but your heels don't have to be. These platform sandals are for making a grand entrance. And with a gorgeous, satin finish, they're sure to pair well with any bridal look.
Size Range: 37 - 40 | Heel Height: 4.5 in.
12. Stuart Weitzman Anita Leather Sandal
You can leave that extra pair of shoes behind—with these white ankle strap sandals you won't need them. These comfy flats are ideal for all-day wear. Edmundo Castillo explains that at Stuart Weitzman, the team 'designs each style to be timelessly elegant so you can wear it even after the wedding is over.'
Size Range: 6 - 11 | Heel Height: 1 in.
Best Men's Designer Wedding Shoes
Step into your wedding day in style with one of these 10 designer wedding shoes for every type of event.
1. G.H. Bass & Co. Weejuns Larson Leather Loafers
Your love story may not be black and white, but your wedding shoes certainly can be. These contrast leather penny loafers are the perfect way to add a dapper vintage touch to your look.
Size Range: 6 - 13
2. Burberry Leather Loafer
Complete your look with a pair that's classic and comfortable. These black leather loafers with distinct ribbon detailing will pair well with any style suit. Plus you'll be reaching for them for years to come.
Size Range: 39 - 46
3. Del Toro Men's Navy Velvet Slipper II
If you're looking to stand out on your big day, these luxurious velvet slippers are the way to go. With multiple color options including Merlot and Baby Blue, you can have your wedding attire match your decor to a T.
Size Range: 7 - 15
4. Scarosso Andrea Cognac Loafers
Heading out on a post-wedding tropical getaway? These woven leather loafers were handcrafted by Italian leather artisans with the honeymoon in mind. You'll love pairing these with a linen suit for a summer wedding.
Size Range: 39 - 48
5. Tom Ford Leather Cap Toe Chelsea Boots
A pair of chelsea boots are the surest way to take your look up a notch, and this pair is simply striking. With smooth Italian leather and sturdy cap toes, you'll love pairing these with jeans and a t-shirt for a fashion-forward look after your wedding.
Size Range: 6 - 14
6. Cole Haan Men's 2.ZERØGRAND Lined Laser Wingtip Oxford
Get ready to hit the dance floor. This unique pair offers the iconic style of classic oxfords, with the comfort and ease of sneakers, making them an excellent choice for all-day wear.
Size Range: 6 - 16
7. Gucci Men's lace-up shoe with Double G
Your wedding is one of the best chances you'll have to dress to the nines, so why not go all out? These velvet and patent leather oxfords are the perfect way to top off your black tie look.
Size Range: 6 - 14
8. Johnston & Murphy Henrick Wingtip Oxford
If you thought you were just going to wear your wedding shoes once, think again. Wingtip oxfords are a definite wardrobe staple in our books. This cognac pair is guaranteed to make their way into your shoe rotation even after the wedding.
Size Range: 8 - 13
9. Nisolo Men's Huarache Sandal
If you're planning a beach wedding, loafers and oxfords might not be a practical choice for walking on the sand. Not to worry—these leather Huarache sandals were practically made for an 'i do' on the dunes.
Size Range: 8 - 13
10. TOD's Desert Boots in Suede
Your wedding day is the opportunity to shake things up from your usual routine, and these suede ankle boots are a great place to start. We love this pair as a way to add contrast against a beige or white ensemble.
Size Range: 5 - 12