Reader Request: Wedding Shoes
Oh, my favorite thing ever 🙂 A reader request!
Hi Cher! I need help finding the perfect shoes for my wedding. The details:
- Wedding is in late October
- Prefer a low-to-mid heel height
- Outdoor ceremony, will be walking on grass
- Prefer shoes without ankle straps
- Autumn-inspired color options such as eggplant, burgundy, chocolate brown, orange/rusty orange.
- Budget: under $100.
-EvaNadine of Stumble Into Style
She also included a picture of her gorgeous dress:
After much thought, I think with a vintage-inspired dress such as this one, the perfect wedding shoes are… (drumroll please…)
During a strenuous workout (such as ballroom dancing), feet tend to spread, so ballroom dancing shoes are cut wide. This is excellent for a wedding, where you’re on your feet all day (and night) long.
Also, dancing heels have what look like thin heels, but are really wider than most regular shoes. This gives extra support and keep your feet from aching. Dancers wear these kinds of shoes while performing, so you KNOW they can stand up to a lot of abuse.
I found six excellent options, with one caveat: some have ankle straps. But, in my defense, these are low ankle straps, in order to allow the dancer’s feet to move freely, so the problem of normal HIGH ankle straps isn’t an issue.
One last bit of advice: Don’t, under any circumstances, get dyeable shoes. Walking outside on grass will make the color run and ruin the bottom of your dress. Trust me on this one.
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