Wedding-Guest Shoes So Comfy, You'll Be on the Dance Floor All Night Long
You're mid dance move at your friend's wedding when all of a sudden it hits you: pain — horrible, horrible pain — caused by those sky-high heels. You need a minute (or 20) to rest/ice your feet, and then you'll be back, this time rocking a pair of oversize flip-flops supplied by the bride. It's not exactly ideal for re-creating the entirety of NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" music video, but, sigh, do you even have a choice?
The answer, quite simply, is yes, and it all starts with the prep. You'll want to snag yourself some fancy flats, platform or caged heels that provide support, or something with a shorter heel height in general. We've found a few options ahead that are comfy enough to rock all night long, meaning you can get your early '00s Justin Timberlake on without causing major damage.
Saint Laurent Suede 95mm Espadrille Wedge
Get the height without the pain in a pair of Saint Laurent espadrille wedges ($595).
Sophia Webster Chiara Mid-Heel Wing Embroidered Metallic Leather Sandals
This midheel wing leather sandal from Sophia Webster ($595) adds a special touch to your outfit.
LK Bennett Chloe Patent Leather Slingback Courts
One of Kate Middleton's favorite brands, LK Bennett ($195) offers a slingback heel you can wear from day to night.
Gucci Embellished Leather Sandals
If you're wearing a plain dress, spice it up with a pair of Gucci floral-print heels ($750).
Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-Embellished Two-Band Velvet Slide
We say these Giuseppe Zanotti embellished flats ($795) are fancy enough to wear to any black-tie event.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle 85 Patent-Leather Pumps
The most classic shoe there is, so you can't go wrong with a pair from Christian Louboutin ($675).
Manolo Blahnik Sicaria Embellished Flat
The crystal-embellished trim on this Manolo Blahnik flat ($799) makes it oh so glamorous.
Dolce & Gabbana Hydrangea Slingback Sandal
It's all about the florals on this Dolce & Gabbana slingback heel ($845).
Loeffler Randall Vera Ruffled Suede Block-Heel Slides
Loeffler Randall's suede block-heel slides ($325) are the perfect accompaniment to any dress.
Tory Burch Tatiana Slide
Tweed and pearl embellishments give this Tory Burch sandal ($350) a feminine flair.
See by Chloé Edna Gladiator Sandal
Chloé's leather cage sandal ($355) has a low block heel for walking (or dancing) all day long.
Looking for affordable heels? Don't forget to check out H&M's selections like this leather pair with woven cotton frayed edges ($50).
Stuart Weitzman Supersonic Suede Lace-Up Flats
Stuart Weitzman's lace-up flat ($398) looks fancy in cobalt.
Aquazzura Sweet Thing Suede Mary Jane Pumps
Aquazzura makes a sweet little Mary Jane pump ($725) you can't resist.
Missguided Pearl Strap Barley There Heeled Sandal
For pearl-lovers, you'll be obsessed with these Missguided heels ($48).
Schutz D'Ana Knotted Loafer Mule
You don't always need to rock heels for a wedding; this tropical-print Schutz mule ($170) is just fine.
Jimmy Choo Helen Glitter-Trimmed Satin and Suede Sandals
A little glitter never hurts. Scoop up a pair of Jimmy Choo heels ($750).
Castañer Carina Fringed Suede Wedge Espadrilles
Considering Castañer made the first wedge espadrilles for Yves Saint Laurent in the late '60s, this pair from the designer ($240) is sure to be worth investing in.
Gianvito Rossi Cherry Suede Ankle-Tie Flat Sandals
These neutral Gianvito Rossi lace-up sandals ($695) will always be in style.