With sneakers and athletic shoes morphing into the footwear of the decade, giving pleated skirts and tailored pants an air of carefree cool, it’s no surprise that brides and grooms are adopting the trend for their wedding day. Couples are throwing tradition out of the window along with those painful stilettos and tuxedo shoes, and opting for everyday comfort so they can dance the night away without bringing a change of shoes.
Footwear brands are catering to brides and grooms with styles that are embellished, bejeweled, accented with bridal pearls, rhinestones, lace and velvet. But there is always the classic virgin white Keds, sans any fancy detailing which is perfectly acceptable and classically chic—especially for a beach wedding. The all-occasion sneaker is ubiquitous for everything from weekend wear to office attire, and brands are now offering dressy styles for both brides and grooms. Besides the comfort aspect, wearing sneakers can also lighten the mood and take the edge off your wedding jitters—when your feet are happy, you will be too. You’re grounded literally and figuratively. Creep up the hem of that Cinderella gown to reveal your slightly subversive footwear choice. It may raise the eyebrows of elder guests but you do you. Forget what you are supposed to wear and be unabashedly free of conventional ideas. Here are 10 of our favorite wedding sneakers for brides and grooms who forge their own paths.
This French brand known for adorning their shoes with rhinestone buckles have been copied by every uninspired shoe brand of late. But Vivier’s rhinestones are like no other and sparkle like a diamond. You will not be disappointed splurging on these impeccably made shoes. With Vivier you get luxury, comfort and unique designs all rolled into one gorgeous pair of kicks.
This relatively new Italian sneaker brand is big on mixing and matching features and giving customers as many options as possible. Each pair comes with 2 different laces so you can change when you get bored. Their wedding styles are for brides and grooms so the happy couple will also have very happy feet and they will do any requests for custom shoes that you can dream up.
Golden Goose X Swarovsky
Two luxury brands merge together to create this blingy sneaker which is perfect for weddings. Crystal encrusted but casually dirtied— these sneakers are brimming with cool. Don’t forget the identifiable star which signifies that your kicks are intentionally dirty.
“Say I do in Choos.” It’s one of Jimmy Choo’s slogans on their web site and shows that it’s a favorite brand for couples who want the very best for their wedding. Pull out all the stops for this special occasion and go for a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. With so many dressy sneaker options, you may have difficulty choosing the perfect Choo for you.
Known for their comfort soles Aerosoles is going beyond their Mom comfort sole reputation. They have stepped it up with these high-top wedge sneakers. We especially love the quilting and the metallic silver and the easy on, easy off zipper.
Betsey Johnson Suton High Wall Bling
Theses glitter sneakers match the exuberance that Betsey Johnson is known for. They are lavishly adorned from top to bottom with rhinestones for optimum bling effect.
Lady Couture Paris Sneaker ( DSW $72)
These metallic gold and rhinestone kicks also have a gold laces to make them fully formal for your wedding
Ninety Union Foxy ( DSW)
Metallic gold and rhinestone high tops with a melange of metallics— gold, silver and pewter
Lefty’s Right Mind
Personalize your sneakers with your favorite florals or your name in hand-painting. They will advise and personalize anything you like.
Vionic Pismo Canvas
These simple canvas kicks are great for a beach wedding because they are made of breathable canvas. Also the back lays down flat so you can sling into them easily and wear them like your favorite mules.