Most Comfortable Bridal Shoes/Brand?

posted 10 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I may be a bit of a shoe snob, but its defnitely true that higher price = higher quality = more comfort.   Having worn all ends of the spectrum, I can honestly say that the expensive shoes are much better made with higher quality materials.    When it comes to wedding shoes, I think the best thing to do is spend as much as you can possibly afford, and get something in a metallic leather that you can wear over and over again after the wedding (as opposed to white or ivory satin).    All the major departmetn stores are having crazy sales of their summer stuff now,  and the discounts are amazing.  Check online at saks, bergdorf, nieman marcus, nordstrom, bloomingales — and there are great deals on high end brands (Jimmy Choo, Prada, Stuart Weitzman, Fendi, Manola, Cole Haan, Kate Spade, even Loubitan).   Most offer free shipipng and returns.  If you are lucky enough to live in a big city, visit the department stores in person.    If it just isn’t in your budget, then maybe look for a comfort brand like Naturalizer which has some very stylish elegant shoes.

One shoe I can recommend is the Kate Spade Georgia which is a 4" platform heel that I find to be incredibly comfortable.   you can order it in white and have it custom dyed from myglassslipper.com but its about $290 full price.

My personal wedding shoes are froma line called Butter.  They are amazingly comfortable, the leather is truly like butter.  There are several styles for the $100 range on shoes.com but i got mine from Copper Penny.   They are truly amazing and i will wear them all the time after the wedding.

Hope this helps!

Post # 4
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got my nine west pair from piperlime.com.  I know this is sort of low rent compared to the advice you just got, but I’m a big fan of easy spirit or naturlizer.  They’re not shoes I’d normally wear, but some of their pairs are occasionally cute and VERY comfortable…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I second NCB.  I wore Jimmy Choos.  I never buy shoes that expensive but my now husband bought them for me as a birthday present so I could have them for the wedding (he knew I wouldn’t buy them on my own).  They are silver so will be worn many more times.  I put them on at 4 and took them off at midnight!! I never even considered taking them off, although when I finally did, my feet were happy:)

good shoes can be a lot more comfy and there are sales online if you want to find a deal!

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’m going to once again tout the advantages of ballroom dance shoes. They’re designed to have great support and be as comfortable as humanly possible. Plus, you can customize them! I got mine at http://www.bestballroomshoes.com, and I got to customize my heel height, style, color, fabric, and sole (got a street sole put on, because they’re usually crepe-soled for better spinning). Their customer service really is amazing, and if you don’t like any of their dozens of shoe styles, you can combine, say, the heel of one with the toe of another.

Just make sure you get your shoe size right according to their size chart, they’re non-returnable!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have to agree with NCB2B.. I got a pair of stunning Louboutins for my wedding and even though they have a 3 1/3" heel they are actually very comfortable.  It’s SO SO SO true that high end designers make better quality and therefore more comfortable shoes.  If you keep the heel around 3.5" or under, you should be able to work it out.  I’ve found that the jump from 3.5" to 4" is a big and that’s where I have to draw the line on heels.  I highly recommend Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik.  The silver Sedaraby style Blahnik makes is just gorgeous, comfortable, and perfect for a wedding.  In fact, I bought a pair of those too and will probably wear them to the rehearsal dinner.  I will put a picture of both of my shoes below.  If you can’t afford designer shoes (trust me, I can’t really afford them either but I had to splurge for the wedding!!), I would go to Zappos.com and search for shoes in the color you want them.  There is almost always at least 1 review for a shoe and you can see what other ladies who have bought them have to say.

 Here are the Manolo Blahniks:

 

and here is my wedding shoe, Christian Louboutin Champus:

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

weird, the Manolos didn’t post.. I’ll try again.

 

Post # 10
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

p.s. I checked out that best ballroom shoes site and they have some cool customizations!! That’s a great idea and it’s not too expensive!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I feel seriously underdressed around all these Fashionistas!  Many of these shoes cost more than my honeymoon!!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@Meggy — GORGEOUS!    I love that Manolo style, it reminds me so much of Carrie Bradshaw.   I wish I had splurged on those, but i’ll just have to get over it.   Being a true fashionista, I have had such fun buying my whole wedding weekend wardrobe — shower dresses, bachelorette dress, rehearsal dress, day-of sweats —  so I had to budget a bit so I could get new outfits for those occasions as well.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@NCG2B

Thanks!!!  I was really hesitant to get them at first because they truely are an investment, but then I thought to myself, this is the one day that I want to look truely spectacular and it’s okay to splurge on something like that.  I have had so much fun looking for all that stuff too–I already got my day of sweats, white Juicy capris (on super sale no less!) and am in the process of finding all those dresses.. my goal is to find them on sale since I splurged so much on the shoes! 🙂

 

@kristen

I love them too!   There are GREAT sales out there if you look; Neimans, Barneys, Saks, Bergdorf ALWAYS have designer shoes on sale, and, in fact, I think Neimans might have their 20% off additional sale prices go up to 40% on August 5th (a rumor I heard) so then would be a great time to look!!  It’s always so thrilling when you catch a good sale, you know?  And if you know there’s a certain shoe out there that you want you can always sift through eBay listings.. sometimes there are good deals to be had there!

Post # 15
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I thought I’d join suit and post a pic of my Butter wedding heels.  I had never heard of this brand before, but apparently it is designed by Cynthia Rawley who makes the cutest clothes.  They are so comfortable and are a pale gold leather (not a cheesy bright gold).  Anyhoo there they are:

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

OOOOO NCB2B I really like those!! D’orsays are always so flattering on people’s feet, too.  And Cynthia Rowley is great, she actually designs shoes specifically for weddings as well.  The wedding shoes even have little blue soles for your "something blue."  I was looking into buying some of hers until I found the Louboutins.  I love her!  Great choice!!

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