Post # 1
I have no problem wearing high heels but I think comfort is going to be in tight competition for top priority in shoe shopping along with ‘cuteness’ of the shoes.
Has anyone found the Holy Grail of wedding shoes? Dressy, comfortable (not merely tolerable!), affordable, and goooooood lookin’???
Please share if you have found them out there!
Post # 3
I got these shoes that are three inches high and they are completely comfortable and dyeable too! Go to Zappos. They have great reviews on shoes that people have used for their weddings.
Post # 4
Try Nina Shoes. They are amazing too and comfortable as well! A lot of pageant girls wear them to give them added height.
Post # 5
Hmmm…I’ve heard amazing things about the Cole Haan for Nike Wedding shoes. They are a bit pricey, but a friend of mine wore them and said they felt like sneakers. I cant wear them (I need a minimum 4" heel for my dress) but if I could I would!
Post # 6
I have a ton of foot issues so comfort was a huge priority for me along with style. I got these super-comfortable Born shoes:
and I looove them!
Post # 7
I tried the Cole Haan on at Nordstrom and didn’t like them because my feet were wide. But you can always order them on Zappos and return them if they don’t fit. They have a money back guarantee and free shipping both ways for 365 days. So you won’t have to worry about returning them in only a week or two.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
@Kelly: are none of them 4"? I thought there was a pair that was.
I ordered a pair of Cole Haan/Nike Air (not wedding shoes, just work pumps) from Gilt and just got them yesterday; they are SUPER soft (like sneakers for sure!) but they run narrow.
Post # 9
I love Cole Haan Nike Air shoes. I’ve had problems though where the toe area is too narrow. The Cole Haan store will stretch them to make the toe area wider. They’ll even do this for their shoes that you’ve previously purchased.
Post # 10
I have to have a chunky heel, as we are getting married on a lawn, and I am not a Flats girl. I love my heels! These are really comfortable because of the chunky heel (distributes weight better) and they are Italian made (always high quality). I’m getting Foot Petals for the balls of my feet just to be safe. I think shoes are something you should feel justified in spending a bit more on if they are well made. Plus if you get a fun shoe you can wear it again! FYI–I found mine at a discount on Yoox.com.
Post # 11
I’ve been doing research on this same thing for a few weeks. From what I’ve read, Nina shoes are good, the Cole Haan Nike shoes, and ballroom dancing shoes. I’m going to check out Nina shoes at Macys first, b/c they are the most affordable. Then I’ll go from there.
The other thing I’ve read is that you get what you pay for. So all those Manolos, etc. are "worth it" b/c they’re so comfortable, even if they’re 4". I thought for a good two days that I’d splurge on my wedding shoes since it’s once in a lifetime. Then I came to my senses. There’s no money in the budget for Manolos.
GL to you on your search.
Post # 12
"There’s no money in the budget for Manolos." I hear you!
My issue right now is that I want to wear heels, but FH is only about 2" taller than me.
Post # 13
I’ve heard great things about the Nike Air/Cole Haan shoes. If you have a Neiman Marcus Last Call or Saks Off 5th near you, you might want to check them out – they usually have a great selection of more expensive brands. Not sure when your wedding is, but if you wait until the end of the summer, I bet you’d be able to find a lot of white/ivory/metallic shoes at those places.
Post # 14
I do not like wearing high heels, and I was almost positive that my feet would be killing me in my 3" Grace strappy sandals at the end of my wedding night, but my feet felt great! I always knew my Grace shoes were beautiful, but who knew they’d be comfy, too? You can buy them through myglassslipper.com and belissimabridalshoes.com. They run between $99-150.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
There are plenty out there! Try Zappos and the Nina shoe website. Zappos is a great place to look. You should be able to find colored or cream/white/ivory shoes (not necessarily "bridal") that are reasonable in height.
Post # 16
look for some with a platform under the toes, i promise that makes a HUGE difference. after my dream wedding shoes that i now have 🙂 my favs are grazia valentine and they are about 4inches but they have a hidden platform like christian louboutins and they are super comfy. i wore them for about 3 hours while in the bridal salon and i swear that my feet were still holding up!
open toe or strappy sandals are usually more comfy because your feet have more room to move around