Seems like every June, invariably there’s a wedding I need to attend. (While I didn’t get married in June, apparently some folks think that this month is THE month to do so.) This year is no exception; latest wedding in my life occurs in mid-June. During the Decade of Dusty Rose (a.k.a. the 1980s), picking out shoes appropriate to wear was fairly simple: anything pink for women, anything black for men – especially if you happened to be IN the wedding. Fortunately, my days of being IN weddings are mostly over, but attending weddings is still an option. Therefore, finding appropriate shoes is paramount. They’ve got to be beautiful, but comfortable too. I personally find it abhorrent to have to ditch my beautiful shoes during an event to opt for some random flats because my feet hurt! Take a look at some shoes that might work for you for the entire event!
BeautiFeel is a flagship brand for dress shoes. They are handmade, and contain the highest quality leathers, latex, and other materials. The footbed is softly padded, and anatomically contoured to help provide support. The leather uppers are soft and luxurious, and since they are leather lined, they help keep your feet cool and dry. Best part of the shoe, however, is that it is GORGEOUS. I love the floral accent and the peep toe. The Blanche is available in Nude Sparkle Suede, perfect for the summer. It is elegant and timeless, the perfect shoe for that special occasion!
If you like wedges, definitely check out the Earthies Seria. It is another elegant shoe appropriate for your dressiest occasions, and comfortable enough to wear all through your event. The gorgeous upper is created from soft, premium leather. The adjustable ankle strap ensures that the shoe stays properly on your foot. The rubber outsole provides extra cushioning as you walk, but the piece de resistance is really the Earthies wellness footbed. The cupped heel, anatomic arch support and cradled toe area provide outstanding support and help keep your feet in their natural alignment. Pressure is taken off your toes by that cradled toe area, so you’ll be able to enjoy your shoes for many hours on end. Available in Mauve Full Grain Leather or Black Full Grain Leather, the Earthies Seria is suitable for weddings or even less dressy occasions.
Slingback shoes never go out of style, and Marchez Vous has a stunning model in the Mara. Available in White, Black, or Red Leather, this shoe provides that extra special zip to any dressy outfit. This timeless design is a favorite of young and old alike; it looks good with all sorts of dressy attire. And the Poron cushioning in the footbed ensures that you can wear this shoe for many hours. The Italian styling is evident in this shoe, and its design is simple and incredibly elegant. This shoe could last for many years and be perfect for all sorts of formal occasions.
Men also have some great dress shoe options. Bostonian makes a classic slip-on shoe called the Corben. This shoe is available in Black or Tan Leather, and is classy and elegant. This loafer looks great with a suit or even a tuxedo, and provides exceptional comfort and style. The lightly cushioned EVA footbed provides soft comfort, and the dual vamp goring allows you to get the shoe on and off easily.
The Ecco Edinburgh comes in two different styles: the Bike Toe Tie, and the Buckle Slip-On. Each of them has classic elegance, clean styling, full grain leather uppers, and are remarkably comfortable. With options for a lace-up (which ensures a custom fit) or the ease of use of a buckle slip-on style, there’s a version of this shoe suitable for every man. Try it for special occasions, office wear, and beyond!
These models are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s available in dressy shoes appropriate for this wedding season. Find a model that’s just right for you, and have a great – and comfortable – time!