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27 Wedding Sneakers for the Ceremony, Reception and Beyond

These shoes were made for walkin' down the aisle.
Sparkly wedding sneakers in rose gold
Divya Pande
Naoimh O'Hare the knot
by Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare the knot
Naoimh O'Hare
Assistant E-Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at college and lives in Galway, Ireland
Updated Apr 21, 2021
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Your wedding style should be true to you, and for some that means leaving the heels at the altar—or forgoing them altogether. While sandals and other flat shoes are great alternatives, there's nothing quite like wedding sneakers—they're cool, comfy and come in a bunch of different styles. Want to add a bit of sparkle to your ensemble? Go with something glittery. Have a more classic sense of style? One word: lace. Or maybe you want something that's totally unique to your wedding? You can customize a pair! Whether you need some bridal sneakers to change into at the reception or you're planning on wearing them all day long, one of these gorgeous pairs is sure to win you over.

1. Custom Converse

White lace low-top Converse wedding sneakers with personalization along the heel in red glitter

If you're on the hunt for custom bridal sneakers for your wedding, Etsy is the place to look. You'll find a wide variety of tennis shoes just waiting to be hand-embellished with your details. This lacy pair of Chuck Taylors can be adorned with your name, wedding date or a sweet phrase, such as "I do."

Lovin Collection personalized ivory wedding Converse, from $175,

2. Sunshine and Rainbows

White bridal sneakers with rainbow and sunshine motifs

Add some color to your look. These retro-chic wedding tennis shoes are embroidered with a bright, cheerful design.

Soludos Rainbow Wave sneaker in White, $139,

3. Glittery Rose Gold

Rose gold glittery Keds for wedding

When it comes to finding a pair of comfy shoes for the big day, Keds are a crowd favorite. Pretty much anything from the brand's bridal collection will look uh-mazing with your wedding attire. We're obsessed with the glittery rose gold version of these sparkly sneakers (and your wedding guests will be too).

Keds x Kate Spade New York Champion Glitter lace-ups in Rose Gold Glitter, $85,

4. "Just Married" High-Tops

Light blue custom wedding converse with Just Married in black

We bet you didn't know you can customize your own Converse wedding sneakers on the brand's website! These high-tops printed with "just married" in a pretty font are the perfect shoes to wear to your reception or on your honeymoon.

Converse custom wedding Chuck Taylor All Star, $80,

5. Pearly White

White bridal tennis shoes with pearl beading

These designer sneakers might be pricey, but your feet will thank you for them. These bridal tennis shoes are super comfy, meaning you can let loose on the dance floor as much as you like. The beautiful pearl beading will look gorgeous with a wedding outfit that has similar details. 

Stuart Weitzman Goldie convertible sneaker in White, $295,

6. Blush Lace

Blush pink lace bridal sneakers with white base

There are lots of great benefits to wearing sneakers with your wedding outfit—the most obvious one being comfort. With a comfy pair of tennis shoes on your feet, you won't have to shy away from the dance floor, you can easily do the rounds at your reception and you won't wake up in the morning with any unwanted blisters. The blush pink lace on this dreamy pair is 100% wedding-worthy.

ASOS DESIGN Drover chunky flatform lace-up sneakers in Pink Lace, $40,

7. Glitz and Glam

Distressed-chic silver glittery Golden Goose tennis shoe

If your goal is for your wedding attire to wow from head to toe, let this pair of glittery Golden Goose trainers be your crowning glory. The brand's famously distressed-chic sneaks are perfect for any soonlywed who doesn't want to look too prim and proper.

Golden Goose Hi-Star low-top sneakers, $605,

8. Bridal Broderie

Off-white broderie low-top Converse shoe

There are so many different types of bridal tennis shoes. We love these canvas Chuck Taylors embroidered with an elegant floral design in an off-white hue.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star canvas broderie platform, $70,

9. Pretty Florals

White wedding sneakers with pretty floral motif

Speaking of florals, check out the beautiful botanical design on these white wedding sneakers. If you're planning to tie the knot in the spring or summer, they'll add a sweet, seasonal touch to your outfit.

Soludos pressed floral Ibiza sneaker, $139,

10. Dainty Details

White wedding sneakers with gold glitter and daisy details on the heel

Here's another gorgeous pair of trainers from the Keds x Kate Spade New York collection. These wedding-white tennis shoes are business in the front, party in the back—just look at the glittery floral details on the heel!

Keds x Kate Spade New York Ace flower appliqué shoes, $120,

11. Scrapbook Style

White bridal sneakers with A Love Story and heart motifs in black, red and gold

These fun high-tops are on-trend and will definitely grab your guests' attention. The scrapbook-style design will show everyone how you're feeling about the big day. It reads: "a love story."

ALDO Lovestory sneakers, $80,

12. Sparkly Crystals

Crystal-studded slip-on sneakers for wedding

Is there anything David's Bridal doesn't have? These crystal-studded slip-ons will dazzle on the dance floor. They're also easy to slip in and out of, so you can easily swap out your heels between photo ops.

David's Bridal crystal-studded slip-on sneakers, $40,

13. Something Blue

Light blue and white suede Puma sneakers for wedding

If you're following the age-old wedding tradition, why not make your shoes your something blue? These classic suede kicks are almost too cool to say no to.

Puma suede classic XXI women's sneakers in Blue, $70,

14. Espadrille Sneakers

Espadrille-style white wedding sneakers

There are more options for this classic "sandal" style than ever before—who knew espadrilles and sneakers could be a match made in heaven? If you plan on getting married on the sand, they're the perfect beach wedding shoes.

Anthropologie espadrille sneakers, $120,

15. Leather Bows

Allover white sneaker with statement bow detail

Sometimes less is more. These strikingly simple trainers come in a pristine shade of white that'll instantly look the part with your wedding attire. The oversized bow detail adds a unique finishing touch.

Alexandre Birman Clarita sneaker in White, $425, 

16. Glittery Vans

White glittery wedding Vans

What can we say? Sparkly wedding sneakers never cease to steal our hearts. These wedding-worthy Vans come in a choice of styles depending on your preferences. We love the simplicity and convenience of a slip-on pair.

Vans Vans X UV Glitter sneaker collection, from $60,

17. Lacy Converse

White lace high-top wedding sneakers

If Chuck Taylors are your go-to choice of shoe, consider wearing a zhuzhed-up pair on your wedding day. It's a lovely way to honor your unique style, and the pretty lace design still feels super bridal. Bonus: You can have this pair personalized with your wedding title.

Lovin Collection lace high-top Converse, from $188,

18. Silvery Slip-Ons

Silver and white glitter slip-on Keds

These platform tennis shoes are just sparkly enough to turn a few heads. One thing to keep in mind: They run on the narrow side.

Keds x Kate Spade New York Triple Decker glitter slip-ons, $90,

19. Statement Metallics

Gold crystal-studded sneakers

Appreciate a bit of bling? These classy rhinestone bridal sneakers will match the rest of your metallic wedding accessories.

Lady Couture Paris sneaker in Gold Metallic, $65,

20. "Loved" Sneakers

White Gucci sneakers with navy and red details and LOVED in gold

If you're willing to splurge on a pair of designer tennis shoes, these "loved" sneakers will perfectly describe you on your wedding day.

Gucci women's Ace embroidered sneaker, $690,

21. Elegant Crochet

White lace crochet sneakers

We love the idea of these lace tennis shoes for an elegant garden wedding. They're dainty, romantic and super comfy to boot. These crochet trainers run a little wide, so size down if you're unsure. 

Carrson lace crochet sneakers, $30,

22. Swarovski-Studded Nikes

White Nike Air Force Ones with Swarovski-studded swooshes

Serena Williams wore Nike wedding shoes and you can too. This Etsy seller embellishes the swooshes on classic Air Force One sneakers with sparkly Swarovski crystals. The result? Eye-catching footwear that'll look great at the ceremony, reception and beyond.    

Lei Lab Crystals custom Swarovski Nike Air Force One sneakers, from $222,

23. Unique Mesh

Blush pink mesh sneakers with white base

Don't be surprised if this unique mesh pair inspires a shorter hemline so everyone can admire your kicks. (FYI, they also come in a bridal shade of white.) 

Superga 2750 Mattnetw sneakers in Light Pink, from $13,

24. Minimalist Platforms

All-white platform sneakers

Platform wedding sneakers will give you a subtle boost without the need for stilettos. This minimalist pair is white all over, including the outer sole, laces and insole.

Steve Madden Hanly platform sneaker in White, $60,

25. Iridescent Style

White glittery sneakers with iridescent tongue and toe

Add an iridescent glow to your wedding attire with this pair of shiny lace-up sneakers—just imagine how bright they'll shine when you step out onto the dance floor.

LUCKY-STEP glitter sneakers in White, $30,

26. Stylish Wedges

White textured sneaker wedges with zip closure

These minimalist bridal sneakers have a hidden wedge heel that'll give you an extra two inches of height. They're also made with a breathable, textured fabric to keep your toes from overheating. The best part? You can easily add this cool footwear to your everyday wardrobe postwedding.

Steve Madden Click wedge sneaker, $80,

27. "Mrs." Merch

White Converse embroidered with newlywed's new title and wedding date

Changing your last name? Celebrate your new title as "Mrs." with these custom wedding sneakers complete with pretty white ribbon laces.

Embroidery By Darlene embroidered wedding shoes, $157,

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