“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
I wonder what shoes Marilyn Monroe would have worn to work a 10-hour wedding day? It’s kinda fun to think about. Though I doubt she ever worked a wedding, her words could not be more true. When your feet are happy, you’re happy. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can do terrible things to your feet. I know from personal experience that bad shoes can make a wedding day almost unbearable.
Best Shoes for Wedding Planners
I know I’m not alone because I see wedding planners asking about wedding day shoes almost monthly. Wondering which shoes are the best/most comfortable. In fact, I remember posing the very same question in a Facebook group once. This type of question will get lots of answers, but the shoes suggested could easily run $130-$250, give or take a few dollars. I wrote this piece keeping in mind that most of my readers are newer wedding planners who are just getting started with little to no income. So price does matter when it comes to finding a comfortable shoe. I have created a list of shoe options to test out that are below $60.
1. Dr. Scholl’s
Dr. Scholl’s is super passionate about crafting amazing shoes with insane comfort that keep the good vibes going. All. Day. Long. They use Insole Technology with anatomical cushioning that provides comfort and support. Please keep in mind that depending on when you’re reading this, the shoe price could have increased, so be sure to look for coupons or check out Amazon.
Giorgie Memory Foam Flat $60.00
A flat-out favorite updated with new materials, prints, and colors. This flat pairs with virtually everything in your closet and can take you anywhere you want to go. Get it here.
Take on your wedding days in comfort and confidence with LifeStride‘s signature all-day comfort shoe. They make great shoes that are on-trend, easy to wear, perfect for 24/7 dressing, and affordable. LifeStride knows you shop smart choosing shoes you can count on to fit well, feel great, and deliver on style, no matter how many places you go from AM to PM.
I-Loyal Flat $49.99
Feel light and easy all day in this effortless wedge. Faux leather upper with crisscrossing strap detail at the toe. Get it here.
In 2002, Crocs introduced the world to one of the most unique brands that anyone had ever seen. They were different and it made some people uncomfortable. Their shoes were designed specifically to eliminate plantar pain and achy feet.
Women’s Crocs Brooklyn Mid Wedge $59.99
Effortless style, superior all-day comfort, and ultimate wardrobe versatility come together in the new Crocs Brooklyn Collection. Available in a variety of heel heights and sophisticated yet simple silhouettes, each wedge features sensationally comfortable LiteRide™ foam technology inside. Get it here.
Crocs Women’s LiteRide Pacer Sneakers $59.99
Next generation LiteRide foam insoles are super-soft, incredibly light, and extraordinarily resilient. These tennis shoes for women offer sink-in softness for innovative comfort. Get it here.
4. Alegria Shoes
Their patented footbed is the secret sauce of the Alegria shoe. Their shoe is made up of a patented combination of cork, soft polyurethane, and memory foam. Comfort from heel to toe with ample arch support to ensure that every time you slip on Alegria shoes, you will feel the customized fit in action.
Evie Black Shoe $59.99
Evie is a full coverage slip-on featuring an elastic cross-strap that offers a secured fit without the hassle of laces or closures. Combined with the Dream Fit™ neoprene upper, the shoe is soft against the skin and accommodating across the foot. The outsole is made to mimic the rocking motion of our Classic Rocker outsole, but with a more streamlined look. Get it here.
Clarks have been making shoes since 1825. Every pair begins with a carved by hand single block of hornbeam, advanced construction techniques, technologies, and contemporary materials help them deliver perfection tailor-made for the modern world. From innovative underfoot cushioning to rapid prototyping and 3D printing, brilliant ideas are what set them apart.
Carly Dream Black $59.99
This sleek Cloudsteppers™ style features a Venetian loafer-inspired silhouette and a lightweight knit upper. Its flexible material allows for an easy pull-on fit, and layers of Cushion Soft™ padding with an Ortholite® footbed deliver all-day comfort. Get it here.
Un Darcey Bow Black Leather $49.99
This sleek Cloudsteppers™ style features a Venetian loafer. The flexible topline makes slipping into this pretty pump easy. A cute bow adds extra appeal. The style is lightweight and super-comfortable thanks to the moisture wicking OrthoLite® footbed and a flexible rubber outsole for increased durability. Perfect for days on the go. Get it here.
6. Skechers Memory Foam Shoes
Patented Skechers Arch Fit® insole system with podiatrist-certified arch support. Cute, casual flats that will take you from work to play, every day. Memory foam cushioning makes every step even more comfortable on a wedding day.
Be-Cool – Like Magic $47.99
Versatile and flexible style reveals amazing comfort in Be-Cool – Like Magic. This casual slip-on design features a Stretch Fit® synthetic microleather and knit fabric upper with a cushioned Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam® comfort insole. Get it here.
Be-Lux – Airy Winds $58.99
Versatile style and cool comfort combine in Skechers Be-Lux – Airy Winds. This casual sporty Mary Jane features a soft breathable mesh upper with a cushioned Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam® comfort insole. Get it here.
Last Words on Best Shoes for Wedding Planners
Finding a comfortable wedding shoe may take time. Don’t give up, trust me. One of the very best shoes I have ever owned came from Walmart. They don’t sell that particular shoe anymore (otherwise I would have listed it), so don’t fall into the trap that “expensive” always means better. Try cheap at first and then go from there. I also want to mention that it might be a good idea to change your shoes out during the day. I have a planner friend who slips into flip flops towards the end of the night to save her feet. Don’t be afraid to experiment with finding your feet nirvana. Wondering what else you should wear on the wedding day? Find out here.