Wedding Sneakers for Your Ceremony, Reception and Beyond

The perfect marriage of style and comfort.
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Sofia Deeb
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  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Sofia was a writer for Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine.
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Updated Feb 27, 2024
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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 bridal sandals and bridal flats are great alternatives to heels, there's nothing quite like wedding sneakers. They're cool, and comfy and come in loads of different styles. Want to add a splash of glitter to your ensemble? Spring for sparkly wedding shoes. Have a more classic sense of style? One word: lace. Maybe you want something unique to your wedding? You can even customize a pair of Converse that fits your personal style.

With bridal sneakers, the options are limitless, making them a great wedding shoe for all couples. Whether you need some cute kicks to change into at the reception or you're planning on wearing them all day long, one of these photo-ready pairs is sure to win your heart.

In this article…

The Best Wedding Sneakers for 2024

Make your journey down the aisle a comfortable one. What better way is there to do so than with a pair of wedding sneakers? Read on to discover some of the most stylish (and comfy) styles for brides, and trust us when we say these 16 editor-approved picks are all ready for their dance-floor debut.

Editor's Pick: Nan-Ku Pearl Crush Hi-Top Sneakers

Nan-Ku pearl wedding sneakers
Photo: Free People

Once you step out of your heels and into these comfortable hi-top pearl-embellished sneakers, you'll be happy as a clam (or oyster).

Review Spotlight: "I love these shoes! They are even more adorable in person. They are well-made and very comfortable. I bought them to wear at my wedding reception and they are perfect!" - Stacia

Most Classic: 42 Gold Glee Cream Lace Platform Lace-Up Sneakers

42 Gold lace wedding sneakers
Photo: Lulus

These sneakers give the term 'lace up' a whole new meaning. Made from sheer floral lace, and featuring a cushiony platform sole, they're as comfortable as they are cute.

Most Trendy: Betsey Johnson Sidny Sneakers in Rhinestones

Betsey Johnson rhinestone wedding sneakers
Photo: Betsey Johnson

It's true what they say: All that glitters isn't gold. These sparkly sneakers happen to be silver (and we're obsessed with them nonetheless).

Review Spotlight: "This is my second time purchasing these beautiful shoes! They are so pretty, sparkly, and comfortable. I first purchased them for my wedding and then for my daughter's birthday. If you're thinking of getting these, JUST DO IT!" - Latara P.

Best Slip-Ons: Lulus Bride2Be White Rhinestone Sneakers

Lulus white Bride rhinestone wedding sneakers
Photo: Lulus

From the bachelorette party to the big day, these rhinestone sneakers are guaranteed to be your go-to. They also make the perfect keepsake to remember your time as a bride.

Review Spotlight: "These got me through my wedding and even further; they were the perfect pair of sneakers that I wore throughout this special time. They were so comfortable, and cute, and I got so many compliments! I still wear them even though I'm no longer a bride!" - Katelyn B.

Best with Flowers: Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 3D Flowers

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 3D flower wedding sneakers
Photo: Converse

It's easy to see the world through rose-colored glasses when you're rocking these cute floral kicks. The classic style makes them easy to wear on your wedding day and long afterward.

Best with Pearls: Matisse Julia Rhinestone Sneaker in White Pearl

Matisse white rhinestone wedding sneakers
Photo: Matisse

Put your pearly whites on display on your wedding day (and no, we're not talking about your smile). Your guests will want to get a glimpse of these shiny pearl-embellished sneakers.

Review Spotlight: "Such a cute shoe, but better yet they're so comfortable. Very unexpected!" - Mary A.

Best with Rhinestones: Betsey Johnson Reily Sneakers in White

Betsey Johnson white rhinestone wedding sneakers
Photo: Betsey Johnson

Get ready to hit the dance floor. These dazzling rhinestone-embellished sneakers are guaranteed to bring the party.

Review Spotlight: "I broke my leg a few months ago and couldn't wear a heel for my wedding day. I found these and they were a HIT! Everyone loved that I had sneakers on, and they fit my personality as well. Good choice for sure." - Jessi B.

Best Lace: JIAJIA Lace Bridal Sneakers

JIAJIA lace bridal sneakers
Photo: Amazon

A lace body and ribbon laces are just a few of the charming details that make these sneakers a standout pick. Rock them on your wedding day or while strutting through town on your bach trip.

Review Spotlight: "For a bride with 0 balance these are going to be perfect on my wedding day. They look great, are a perfect fit, and arrive quickly!" - Donna P.

Best with a Heel: Converse Chuck 70 De Luxe Heel in Egret

Converse Chuck 70 heeled wedding sneakers
Photo: Converse

Who needs stilettos when you've got these bad boys? With a chunky lugged sole, you'll get all the height of a classic pair of heels, without any of the discomfort.

Review Spotlight: "I'm now 6'7" tall, thanks to these puppies. They run big, so order a half-size down. Super comfortable and pretty easy to walk in for someone who's not used to heels!" - Robert B.

Best Keepsake: Forever & Always Elise Ivory Lace Wedding Sneakers

Forever & Always ivory lace wedding sneakers
Photo: Forever & Always

Sneakers typically offer a more casual vibe, but this pair is as elegant as they come. With ivory-colored lace and sheer ribbon shoe laces, they're simultaneously wedding wear and art.

Best for Re-Wearing: Dolce Vita Nicona Pearl Sneakers

Dolce Vita pearl wedding sneakers
Photo: Dolce Vita

Equal parts sporty and sleek, you're guaranteed to re-wear these pearl-covered sneakers. Trust us: They'll look just as good with a wedding dress as they do with a t-shirt and jeans.

Review Spotlight: "I bought this shoe in two colors and I love them!! Very comfortable, easy to clean with just a Clorox wipe if needed." - Dee W.

Best Customizable: Converse Custom Chuck Taylor All-Star Premium Wedding By You

Custom Converse white wedding sneakers
Photo: Converse

Who says you can't wear your Converse with your wedding dress? Certainly not us. Better yet–opt for a customized pair featuring your wedding date or new last name.

Review Spotlight: "Got these made for my future wife. She loves them! The fit is great, and the style and quality are perfect." - Adrian S.

Best Splurge: Viktor & Rolf x Superga White Satin Bow Sneaker

Viktor & Rolf x Superga white bow sneakers
Photo: FARFETCH

The sleek style of these bow-adorned sneakers makes them perfect for wedding or everyday wear. In other words, you'll get plenty of use out of them, making them well worth the splurge.

Best Budget: JIAJIA Bridal Lace Sneakers

JIAJIA lace wedding sneakers
Photo: Amazon

Looking good doesn't have to cost a fortune. These stylish sparkly wedding sneakers cost less than $50, but thanks to their elevated design you'd never believe it.

Review Spotlight: "I bought these to wear for my wedding reception shoes and I am IN LOVE! They are so sparkly and fun!" - Chauntee

Best in Gold: Sam Edelman Ethyl Lace-Up Sneaker in Gold Leaf

Sam Edelman gold lace-up wedding sneakers
Photo: Sam Edelman

Looking for a comfortable pair of shoes to change into after the ceremony? Top off your wedding wardrobe with these iridescent sneakers and you'll be *golden*.

Review Spotlight: "This is the perfect casual tennis shoe. I bought these a day before my 3.5-week-long Europe trip and I have to say they are super comfy and great for walking without even breaking them in first. We walked over 100 miles and my feet never really hurt." - Walker

Best in Silver: ZIGI Carmensa Sneakers in White

ZIGI white platform sneakers with rhinestones
Photo: ZIGI

Bold brides: These are for you. These crystal-embellished platforms are guaranteed to take your wedding day look to new heights (literally).

Where to Buy Bridal Sneakers

Good news: Your search doesn't have to end here. If you haven't quite found the pair for you yet, there are plenty more stylish bridal sneaker options on the market for 2024. Here are a few of our favorite places to find them:

  • Betsey Johnson: Betsey Johnson's Sidny sneakers are a crowd favorite, and for good reason. They come in so many different dazzling designs. From all-over pearls to heart-shaped rhinestones, you're guaranteed to find a pair that fits your bridal style.
  • Lulus: When it comes to your wedding wardrobe, Lulus has got you covered, even in the bridal sneaker department. Their site is constantly being updated with new trendy styles, and not to mention, most cost less than $100.
  • Converse: If you're looking for wedding sneakers you can customize, Converse is the place to go. On their website, you can not only design a pair of sneakers to your liking, by choosing the body style, color, and laces, but you can also add extra personal touches, like text or embroidery.
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