(Closed) Sneakers vs Dress Shoes for groomsmen?

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: What will your groom and groomsmen be wearing on their feet?
    Dress Shoes : (26 votes)
    60 %
    Sneakers : (13 votes)
    30 %
    Flip-Flops : (0 votes)
    Whatever they show up in! : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think it’s completely fine for a bride to wear comfy sneakers underher dress, but not a man!

    You cannot see a brides shoes, but the men, you see them! I would not accept anyone in sneakers!

    Post # 4
    Member
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think it goes to personal style & preference. If the men are in tails– then sneakers might not work lol! Ultimately, I think your wedding should be yours. So many weddings are cookie-cutters, what a cute way to infuse your wedding with a little personality.

    It may seem like everyone is doing it, but thats because we’re always checking out wedding sites, etc… most of your guests probably haven’t seen it before so it would be new & unique to them!

    For the record though: my groom will be wearing dress shoes. He rarely wears running shoes outside of the gym πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    Member
    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I voted for dress shoes. However, it really depends on the bride and groom’s wishes I think. It is *their* wedding, and as a member of the Wedding Party, you should not draw attention away from them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I don’t know what my guys are wearing, but I told Fiance I don’t want them renting uncomfortable shoes. I’d rather they wear shoes they already have or buy shoes they will be comfortable in. No point spending all day miserable because your feet hurt.

    Post # 7
    Member
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re doing things a little different- my Fiance is wearing sneakers (black chuck taylors) and the groomsmen are wearing dress shoes. That’s just his style and I think it’ll look cute for him. He also wanted to look significantly different from the groomsmen. I guess it just depends on your personal style πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    Member
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I always like the pics of the groom wearing chuckies that match his tie or whatever, but we won’t be going that far at my own wedding. Dress shoes it is!

    Post # 9
    Member
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    Unless this is an extremely casual wedding, I would say "no" to the tennis shoes. You still want everyone to look classy…you don’t want to look back on photos in 10 years, and regret allowing them to wear whatever. =)

    Post # 10
    Member
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would love for my fiance to wear dress shoes – and I think he wants to.  However he and some of his groomsmen have feet/ankle issues and they just won’t be able to stand for 7 hours in dress shoes.  So that’s that! πŸ™‚  I think they’ll all look handsome regardless of what is on their feet!

    Post # 12
    Member
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    my Fiance is so excied about his gift to his groomsmen: Black canvas Vans. and he’ll be doning some White ones. but our wedding is more of a casual one (the guys are wear a shirt/tie/dress slacks). it doesn’t bother me at all, its actually pretty cute to see him so excited about the guys’ attire! but really, i think it all depends on the style of the wedding and your FI’s personality. do what you want…its your wedding!

    Post # 14
    Member
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    My Fiance will be wearing Converse on our wedding day. He’s very non-traditional and despises dress shoes…so Converse it is. πŸ™‚ It was one of my concessions. I was becoming quite bridezilla-y so I decided to let him choose his shoes and stop demanding that all decisions be MINE! πŸ™‚ Either way, it’s a personal decision.

    Post # 15
    Member
    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    My hubby and all his friends grew up skateboarding and they all pretty much have the same style so for the wedding, the groom and all the groomsmen wore black DC sneakers.  I wasn’t too excited about it at first but I actually loved it when I finally saw them with it all together.  I’m adding a pic so everyone can see how it turned out.

    [attachment=186326,14541]

    Post # 16
    Member
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I like the look of dress shoes on men better. Well, actually I like the look of shoes that go with the outfit he is wearing. If that’s a tux or suit, then dress shoes. But if he’s in khakis and a button-down shirt on the beach, then flip flops would totally work. 

    The difference is that when the bride wears funky shoes, usually they are a "secret" detail, something you don’t notice unless she purposefully shows them to you. But on a groom/smen, the footwear will be in full display in every way. You have to be really committed to that detail choice and not just do it on a whim because it will be very prominent. So it’s not that it’s a wrong choice to choose chucks and a tux, not at all, just that it’s an important one.

    The topic ‘Sneakers vs Dress Shoes for groomsmen?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors