20 Mother-of-the-Groom Shoes to Shop Now

Complete your look with a chic and comfortable choice (starting at under $100).
Groom and his mother wearing crowns at wedding reception
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Naomi Rougeau
Naomi Rougeau
Naomi Rougeau
Naomi Rougeau
Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
  • Naomi writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion, jewelry, and beauty.
  • She brings over a decade of experience as a writer, editor, and creative consultant.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Naomi was the senior fashion features editor at ELLE Magazine, where she also oversaw the publication's living and travel sections.
Updated Apr 23, 2024
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Dress? Check. Statement earrings? Check. Putting together a wedding-worthy ensemble as a mother of a to-be-wed? You're also going to need the perfect mother-of-the-groom shoes. As much as weddings are about tradition, they're also about personal style. Just like the couple and the rest of the wedding party, you want to dress for the occasion but also feel like yourself. We know you're probably heavily involved in the planning process and tending to your many mother-of-the-groom duties, so we've aimed to help streamline your search. And if you happen to be the mother of the bride? Fear not, we've got just what you need too.

The Best Mother-of-the-Groom Shoes for 2024

Whether you're in search of something simple and sparkly for a beach wedding or something a bit more elevated for an evening 'do, we've got something for you. And to save you even more time, we've gone the extra mile and outlined size range, heel height, and more for quick, easy browsing. Happy shopping.

1. LK Bennett Ella Pale Blue Satin Heart Brooch Courts

Ella blue satin heart brooch mother-of-the-groom shoes
Photo: LK Bennett

Sport something blue from this Kate Middleton-approved brand. Rhinestone heart accents add a loved-up touch that's perfect for weddings.

Size range: 4-11 | Heel height: 2-3/16" | Heel type: Kitten | Color: Pale blue

2. Marion Parke Ellison 60 in Gold

Marion Parke gold block heel mother-of-the-groom shoes
Photo: Marion Parke

A shoe designer and a podiatric surgeon, no one does comfortable (even stilettos), high-end footwear quite like Marion Parke. Worth the splurge, they'll go the distance long after you've exited the dance floor. Also available in equally festive silver.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel height: 2.4"| Heel type: Block heel| Color: Gold

3. Sarah Flint Perfect Kitten Pump 50

Sarah Flint cream lace kitten mother of the groom heels
Photo: Sarah Flint

Perfect for when you want just a bit of height, Sarah Flint's made-in-Italy lace pumps feature arch support and 6mm of insole padding so you can be focused on the momentous occasion—and not pained feet.

Size range: 4-13 | Heel height: 2" | Heel type: Kitten heel | Color: Gold crackle leather with cream lace overlay

4. M. Gemi The Anastasia

M. Gemi blue studded mother of the groom Mary Jane shoes
Photo: M. Gemi

How low can you go? The Mary Jane is all the rage this season and we love M. Gemi's latest riff which is equal parts prim and edgy in studded pale blue satin. We also love the brand's competitive pricing on made-in-Italy footwear, achieved by their direct-to-consumer business model.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel height: 0.4"| Heel type: Flat heel | Color: Pale blue

5. Castaner Chiara 80mm Wedge Espadrille

Castaner wedge mother of the groom espadrilles
Photo: Zappos

Spain-based Castaner has been a go-to for espadrilles for nearly a century, attracting everyone from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Spain's Queen Letizia. They also invented the wedge espadrille thanks to a collaboration with Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s. Despite their humble materials (canvas and jute rope), they're perfect for garden weddings and come in every color imaginable and in varying heights.

Size range: 5-11| Heel height: 4" | Heel type: Wedge | Color: Ivory

6. Margaux The City Sandal

Margaux silver mother of the groom sandals
Photo: Margaux

Known for crafting some of the most comfortable ballet flats around, NYC-based Margaux introduces a block-heeled sandal that's the perfect mid-height. Did we mention that metallics are neutrals? Trust us, silver goes with anything.

Size range: 3-14| Heel height: 2.5" | Heel type: Block heel | Color: Silver

7. LK Bennett Luana Navy Satin Heart Brooch Slingback Flats

LK Bennett navy satin heart brooch mother of the groom flat shoes
Photo: LK Bennett

Don't listen to anyone who tells you that heels are a must for elevating a formal look. Presenting one of the chicest flats we've seen, in classic navy with crystal heart accents. What's not to love?

Size range: 4-11 | Heel height: 0.5" | Heel type: Flat | Color: Navy

8. Sarah Flint Perfect Bobbie 70

Sarah Flint khaki mother of the groom heels
Photo: Sarah Flint

We love the vintage appeal of these round-toe, block-heel pumps. The criss-cross front adds more interest than your standard Mary Jane, as does the pearl closure. Also available in red and navy but the khaki grosgrain is a perfect neutral for spring and summer.

Size range: 4-13 |Heel height: 2.75" | Heel type: Inset block heel | Color: Khaki Grosgrain

9. Kate Spade New York Tiana Wedge

Kate Spade wedge mother of the groom shoes
Photo: Zappos

Looking to add a significant amount of height without sacrificing stability? Enter Kate Spade with an espadrille-style wedge, elevated by a gold leather upper. A perfect choice for breezy, lengthy maxi dresses.

Size range: 5-11 | Heel height: 4" | Heel type: Wedge | Color: Gold

10. Steve Madden Bri Slingback

Steve Madden black lace mother of the groom heels
Photo: Zappos

A classic black pump goes high fashion with a beribboned slingback and transparent lace. Given the elegant curves of the heel, you're going to want to show these off with a tea-length dress or shorter.

Size range: 6-10 | Heel height: 4" | Heel type: Stiletto | Color: Black lace

11. M.Gemi The Fosca Sandal

M. Gemi crystal mother of the groom sandals
Photo: M. Gemi

Attending a beach ceremony? Keep it simple. These crystal sparklers are an elevated take on a traditional Italian style (they're made in Tuscany) and are available in gold, silver, and aquamarine.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel height: 0.4"| Heel type: Flat | Color: Silver crystal

12. Blue by Betsy Johnson Tess Mary Jane

Blue by Betsy Johnson rhinestone mother of the groom flats
Photo: Zappos

Far from your average Mary Jane, Betsy Johnson ups the ante with all-over rhinestones and an on-trend squared toe. Equally fetching with a pair of high-waisted palazzo trousers, a jumpsuit or a dress.

Size range: 6-11 |Heel height: 0.4"| Heel type: Flat heel | Color: Silver

13. LK Bennett Stella Gold Woven Leather Sandals

LK Bennett gold woven mother of the groom sandals
Photo: LK Bennett

Humble raffia takes center stage when colored in soft gold. We love the thin, elegant ankle strap and practical block heel that make this style ideal for outdoor spring and summer weddings.

Size range: 4-11 | Heel height: 2-3/16" | Heel type: Block heel | Color: Gold raffia

14. Sam Edelman Bianka Sling Mesh

Sam Edelman black mesh mother of the groom heels
Photo: Zappos

You're the mother of the groom, which means there's no reason to sport a pair of basic black pumps. Instead, opt for a slingback in on-trend mesh, studded with tonal crystals for a festive touch.

Size range: 5-11 | Heel height: 2.25" | Heel type: Kitten heel | Color: Black

15. Sarah Flint Natalie Flat

Sarah Flint floral flat mother of the groom shoes
Photo: Sarah Flint

6mm of foam padding makes this pointed flat one of the most comfortable you can find. The floral silk (from Como, Italy's City of Silk) was handpainted by artist Katarzyna Stróżyńska and is sure to put some spring in your step this season.

Size range: 4-13 | Heel height: 3/8" | Heel type: Flat heel | Color: Pastel floral on white

16. M. Gemi the Lizza Nuova Platform Sandal

M. Gemi silver platform mother of the groom sandals
Photo: M. Gemi

Platforms can be intimidating but with a solid block heel and a securely buckled ankle strap, M. Gemi comes to the rescue with this sure-footed style. Crinkle metallic leather is sure to add interest to any ensemble.

Size range: 5-12 | Heel height: 2.75" heel and 1.25" platform | Heel type: Block heel with platform | Color: Silver

17. Jeffrey Campbell Floral Slingback Kitten Heels

Jeffrey Campbell floral mother of the groom kitten heels
Photo: Anthropologie

Sporting a solid dress? Jazz things up with a pair of bold floral slingbacks. Jeffrey Campbell's retro take with patent piping and a petite bow are a winning choice in either bold blue or punchy orange.

Size range: 5-11 | Heel height: 2" | Heel type: Kitten heel | Color: Blue floral

18. Rothy's The Knot Point II

Rothy's diamond metallic mother of the groom heels
Photo: Rothy's

Bet you didn't expect to see these here. Yes, the same Rothy's beloved for their slipper-like recycled flats brings us a shimmery gold flat with an elegant knot detail that's perfect for occasion dressing.

Size range: 5-13 | Heel height: 0.1"| Heel type: Flat heel | Color: Diamond Metallic

19. Touch Ups Hailey Sandal

Touch Ups champagne mother of the groom sandals
Photo: Zappos

Been a while since you last wore heels? A modest wedge is the perfect gateway, especially in chic champagne with crystal accents. Delicate straps make these dressy sandals perfect for day or night ceremonies.

Size range: 5-10.5 | Heel height: 1" | Heel type: Wedge | Color: Champagne

20. LK Bennett Florena Bouquet Print Cotton Pleated Courts

LK Bennett floral court mother of the groom heels
Photo: LK Bennett

As if the royal endorsement wasn't enough, these pleated floral pumps boast the Butterfly Mark, which is the most prestigious award a brand can receive for its efforts in sustainability.

Size range: 4-11| Heel height: 3.35" | Heel type: Stiletto | Color: Multifloral

Where to Buy Mother-of-the-Groom Shoes

While most eyes will be on the couple, the fact is a lot of attention will also be on you and the mother of the bride. So much goes into putting together the perfect mother-of-the-groom look, from your choice of clothing to accessories and even hairstyle. If you're going to be doing a lot of standing or dancing, or even sitting, you're going to want to put some thought into your footwear because the last thing you want on this momentous occasion is a blister. Below, we've rounded up five of our most trusted sources for well-made and fashionable footwear that you can enjoy for years to come.

LK Bennett: Ever wonder how Kate Middleton (aka the Princess of Wales) manages to traipse around cobblestone streets, grass, you name it, seemingly effortlessly while in vertiginous heels? She chooses her footwear carefully and among her favorite sources is UK-based LK Bennett. The brand also boasts the prestigious Butterfly Mark for its sustainability efforts.

M. Gemi: Like the idea of Italian quality without made-in-Italy prices? You'll want to check out M. Gemi which boasts time-tested classics and on-trend styles alike, in countless colorways, with regular drops. By offering straight-from-the-factory shoes and bags, founder Maria Gangemi is able to keep prices competitive.

Margaux: The NYC-based brand first made a splash on the scene with their highly cushioned, cult-favorite ballerina flats. Margaux has since expanded to offer heels, sandals, boots, and even a bridal capsule. FYI: the firm also offers narrow, medium, and wide widths and will make your size to order if it's not in stock.

Sarah Flint: One of the many wonderful things about Sarah Flint's footwear, despite the quality (her Perfect Pump is aptly named) is that most styles are available in a variety of heel heights to suit all tastes. Among her most beautiful designs are those featuring hand-painted silks and rich brocades, both perfect for weddings and other formal occasions.

Marion Parke: Marion Parke is not your average shoe designer. In fact, she's a highly renowned foot surgeon who has applied her podiatric expertise to crafting the most comfortable heels around without sacrificing style. All that engineering, coupled with being made in Italy, means Parke's wares don't come cheap—but the classic styles are sure to go the distance.

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