As a wedding guest, it’s your duty to have fun—but it’s difficult to give off good vibes when you have sore feet and painful blisters. We rounded up our top picks for the best event-ready shoes that are comfortable, stylish and won’t break the bank, so you can dance the night away without thinking about your feet.
1. J. Renee Minka
With rhinestone-encrusted cutouts and shimmery rose gold fabric, these sandals are so stunning that no one would guess you’re wearing them for comfort, not style.
2. Naturalizer Michelle Almond Toe Pump
Pumps are a go-to style for weddings and this pair from Neutralizer has foot-friendly features like extra cushioning, breathable lining, a balanced heel-to-toe shape, flexible soles and lightweight material.
3. Nanette Nanette Lepore Madeline
Bet you never thought you would see a sentence with the words “slingback,” “peep-toe,” and “comfortable” all referring to the same shoe. This ultra-glamorous boasts major comfort credentials, like a chunky block heel and adjustable straps, so you can pose for photos all night long.
4. Vanessa Wu Lace-Up Ballet Flats
These metallic flats make a major statement with intricate laces. Not only will they look great with your outfit, but they are a great investment piece, since they can be easily dressed down for more casual settings.
5. Cole Haan Lacey Ankle Strap Wedge Pump
A wedge is the perfect option for comfort and relief. This suede shoe looks super-stylish, thanks to its crossed straps and open sides, but the sturdy wedge heel and cushioning will give your feet a much-needed break.
6. Dansko Lisanne
Nothing beats a classic ballet flat and these leather slip-ons are the perfect choice for a long weekend of wedding events. The elastic top prevents the sides from digging in & Dansko’s NaturalArch technology has a contoured footbed that’s perfect for all-day wear.
7. Söfft Tamira Pump
Want the look of heels, but the comfort of flats? Opt for this pair from Soft. With a thick heel and contoured comfort foot beds, you can dance the night away pain-free.
8. Dr. Scholl’s Adjust
If they are Dr. Scholl’s, you know they’re going to be comfortable and these strappy flats are no exception. Available in black, gray and taupe, they’re highly padded, thanks to the brand’s Foam Cool Fit foot beds.