The Best Wedding Shoes for Every Groom

We've found the footwear that you'll want to stay in all day long.
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by Emma Lawler
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Emma Lawler
The Knot Contributor
  • Emma creates e-commerce content for The Knot.
  • In her role as content writer, she writes descriptions for The Knot Worldwide's wedding vendors.
  • Emma has a Master of Arts in Literature and Publishing from the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Updated Oct 07, 2020
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Whether you love a sophisticated pair of velvet loafers or you're more of a classic leather oxfords type of guy, choose groom shoes that complement your personal taste. It's super important for you to feel confident on your big day, so opt for the wedding shoes that you think are stylish. Plus, if you're playing the shoe game at your reception, they're going to be the center of attention for a while—all the more reason to make sure you love them!

That being said, the dress code should also inspire your choice of groom footwear. If you're planning on wearing a tuxedo, patent dress shoes are a classic choice. But you might want something more casual for a rustic outdoor wedding or a sandy beach celebration. Here, we've rounded up our favorite styles of groom shoes for every budget and theme, from simple black loafers to trendy Converse sneakers.

brown leather oxfords

Classic brown oxfords go well with many different suit colors and styles, from patterned gray to plain navy. The brogue details are special but subtle, making these some of the best groom shoes out there.

Allen Edmonds Cornwallis medallion toe oxford in Walnut, $395, Nordstrom.com

black leather derby groom shoes

Timeless and versatile, these derby shoes are perfect for men looking for a minimalist style. The footbed is fully cushioned too, so your feet will stay comfortable. Want to add some color to your look? Pick a fun pair of groom socks!

Florsheim Cardineli cap toe derby, $100, Nordstrom.com

navy suede loafers

Maybe you prefer something bolder? This navy pick is an unexpected choice, and would look especially cool with slim tapered pants.

Stacy Adams Pasqual loafer in Navy, $90, DSW.com

brown boat shoes beach wedding

Looking for shoes to wear to your beach wedding? Boat shoes are a casual choice. These ones come in dark brown leather with gold accents for a dapper touch.

Sperry Authentic Original leather boat shoe in Amaretto, $95, Sperry.com

black leather tassel loafers

Let your shoes do the talking with this tasseled pair of loafers. A cushioned footbed means they won't leave your feet all day long.

Florsheim men's Lexington Kiltie tasseled wing-tip loafer, $115, Macys.com

oxfords with contrast piping

We love the contrast stitching on these oxfords, which'll add a subtle pop of color to your ensemble. They're perfect groom wedding shoes if you're planning a more low-key look.

Thomas & Vine Gunner oxford in Navy, $90, DSW.com

black textured oxfords

The different textures elevate this classic black shoe for grooms. They're a simple way to make a statement if you're not a fan of groom accessories.

Christian Louboutin Greggo cap toe oxford in Black/Black, $895, Nordstrom.com

classic brown leather oxfords

If you really want to go for something classic, these understated oxfords are ideal. The Park Avenue style from Allen Edmonds has been worn by four different presidents at their inaugurations. The high-quality leather groom shoes will last for many anniversaries to come.

Allen Edmonds Park Avenue oxford, $395, Nordstrom.com

burgundy suede loafers

Opt for pants with a cropped leg to show off these cool wedding shoes for grooms. The burgundy tone is surprisingly versatile, and will pair well with gray or black. They're great to wear with a sherwani, too!

ASOS DESIGN faux suede loafers with tassel in Burgundy, $40, ASOS.com

paisley patterned brown oxfords

A paisley-patterned panel adds some intrigue to this groom footwear. Tip: Opt for plain socks to keep the focus on your shoes.

Stacy Adams Quince cap toe oxford, $80, DSW.com

suede and patent leather loafers

Get the best of both worlds by combining shiny patent leather with soft velvet suede. This comfortable loafer also boasts a textured band to add a little something extra to the shape.

Salvatore Ferragamo Bryden banded loafer, $730, Nordstrom.com

leather dress boots

Go for formal dress boots if you're saying "I do" outdoors or are planning an adventurous elopement. This pair is designed to look like oxfords, making them special enough to wear as groom's wedding shoes.

Magnanni Peyton II cap toe boot, $398, Nordstrom.com

soft suede loafers

A soft loafer is a modern option for tuxedos. This affordable pair of groom shoes looks a lot more expensive than its price tag, thanks to the suede finish.

Giorgio Brutini Mick loafer, $100, DSW.com

black tux shoes

Shiny black patent shoes would look just as stylish and formal for a black-tie wedding. If you want to put a personalized spin on them, pick a funny message to wear on the shoe bottom.

Calvin Klein Brodie tuxedo shoes in Black, $100, MensWearhouse.com

groom shoes for indian wedding

If you're a groom in search of shoes to wear with a sherwani, these slip-on jutti shoes come in a wedding-worthy white and gold pattern.

Handicrafts and More Indian wedding shoes for groom, from $42, Etsy.com

velvet slip on loafers

Velvet finishes are ideal for fall and winter celebrations because they're stylish and warm. Plus, they're fun to rewear for other occasions, like the holidays. This simple pair of groom wedding shoes is surprisingly adaptable.

Massimo Matteo velvet slip-on shoes, $140, Zappos.com

light brown cowboy boots

Wearing cowboy boots on the big day? We like this pair for the allover detailing—it's a step up from the boots you might wear every day!

Laredo Garrett leather cowboy boot, $125, Zappos.com

black and white converse

These wedding-worthy Converse are finished off with sleek black laces for streamlined and easy-to-wear groom shoes. Get your groomsmen to join in by wearing Converse of their own!

Converse Jack Purcell canvas in Black/White/Black, $65, Converse.com

brown monk strap dress shoes

Monk strap wedding shoes combine style and formality. This particular pair of groom's shoes is also available in polished black and bold blue.

Stacy Adams Bayne double monk strap dress shoes in Cognac, $100, MensWearhouse.com

studded leather loafers for grooms

These leather groom shoes get an extra dose of cool with the addition of fine metallic studs. They're eye-catching without being overpowering.

Kurt Geieger London Palermo stud Venetian loafer, $175, Nordstrom.com

black monk strap formal groom shoes

Perfect for a more formal theme, these monk strap shoes are equal parts modern and dressy.

Massimo Matteo Dbl Monk cap toe dress shoes, $159, Zappos.com

brown leather loafers for wedding

With Dockers, you know you're going to be comfy, but this smooth leather finish is sleek too. The casual groom's shoes are available in different widths for even more comfort.

Dockers Franchise 2.0 bike toe loafer, $60, Zappos.com

black penny loafers

A pair of slip-on penny loafers are a sure bet, and will look just as impressive on your wedding day as they will in the office.

Tod's leather penny loafers, $525, SaksFifthAvenue.com

black leather slip on loafers

This pair of black loafers is ideal for the groom who likes sleek styles and minimal embellishments.

Cole Haan Lenox Hill loafer, $80, DSW.com

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