The 20 Best Wedding Sneakers for Comfort and Style on Your Big Day

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There is no denying that comfort is key when it comes to hitting the dance floor, but what about walking down the aisle? The last thing you want to be worrying about are pinched feet or the unthinkable...tripping. That's where sneakers come in. A universally loved flat shoe that has reached peak chic as far as shoe trends go with scores of elevated designs that are both comfortable and stylish.

For the bride who is looking for a classic pair of bridal white sneakers, there are options aplenty from sleek minimalist slip-ons to tried-and-true canvas high-tops. Brides jet setting to a tropical destination wedding will love designs crafted from summery breathable fabrics like cotton and canvas as well as espadrille sneakers with platform soles ideal for walking on sand. If you're a bride who loves bling, we've got you covered with sneakers encrusted with shimmering crystals, pearls, and glitter. And for the bride who craves a little color, you'll find styles embroidered with bright floral patterns and pops of pastel.

Whether you're planning on wearing sneakers under your wedding dress, or changing into them for your second look we've curated the best wedding sneakers to take you from the aisle to the honeymoon and beyond.

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For the Romantic Bride: David's Bridal Carrson Lace Crochet Sneakers

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: Large | Shipping: $8 flat rate on orders less than $50 | Return Policy: Within seven days

All-over lace sneakers like these crochet cuties were made for the bridal processional. The light and airy style is perfect for summer or a destination wedding.

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For a Spring Wedding: Alexandre Birman Clarita Bow-Embellished Leather Slip-On Sneakers

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Size Range: 5-10.5 | Runs: Slightly Large | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 14 days

A pop of color is a fun element to incorporate into your all-white wedding day look. If you're throwing a spring or summer bash, consider sneakers with hints of pretty pink and blue pastels.

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For the Classic Bride: Sam Edelman Ethyl Lace Up Sneakers

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Courtesy of Sam Edelman

Size Range: 5-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery within the Continental US | Return Policy: Within 45 days

You can never go wrong with a sleek pair of crisp white sneakers. Comfortable and fashionable, this pair will complement your wedding gown and give you a bit of height with their one-inch platform.

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For the Whimsical Bride: Keds x Kate Spade New York Sparkle Triple Sneakers

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 Courtesy of Shopbop

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Nothing says fun quite like these sparkly platform sneakers. Not only are they a whimsical addition to any wedding gown, they're also the perfect dance floor accessory.

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For the Eco-Conscious Bride: Veja Natural Leather Sneakers

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 Courtesy of Zappos

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: Large | Shipping: Free two-day delivery | Return Policy: Within 30 days

For a classic and polished look, go for a pair of natural leather sneakers. Not only will they fit in seamlessly into your wedding style, but they're the perfect staple sneaker that can be worn long after you say "I do."

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For the Sporty Bride: Nike Blazer Low Top White Sneakers

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 Courtesy of Asos

Size Range: 5-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Is there anything cooler than wearing a pair of low-tops on your wedding day? Without being overly bridal, these sneakers will quickly become a wardrobe staple.

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For the Feminine Bride: Chloé Lauren Lace Low-Top Sneakers

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Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Size Range: 5-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery for orders of $150+ | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Looking for sweet feminine touches like scalloped trim and lady-like lace? We got you. Crafted in a delicate beige tone, this pair has a beautiful vintage allure you won't find in stark white sneaks.

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For a Tropical Wedding: Giuseppe Zanotti Blabber Sneakers

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Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodmans

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Colorful tropical flowers give these sneakers a whimsical pop. Wear with a mini or midi dress to really showcase all of the details.

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For the Trendy Bride: Aldo Lovestory Sneakers

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Courtesy of Aldo Shoes

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 60 days

If you're the type of bride that wears their heart on their sleeve, why not let your shoes do all the talking for once? These embellished sneakers literally say it all for you.

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For the Modern Bride: J. Adams Wally Platform Sneakers

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 Courtesy of Amazon

Size Range: 5.5-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: $4.95 flat rate on orders under $50 | Return Policy: Within 30 days

If you love a bridal bow as much as we do, these platform sneakers are exactly what you need. That oversized bow may be sweet, but the monochromatic leather visual keeps it oh-so fresh.

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For a Destination Wedding: Net Sustain Good News Cotton-Canvas Sneakers

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Size Range: 6-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: $10 flat rate | Return Policy: Within 28 days

If cotton and canvas don't say destination wedding then we don't know what does. This summery pair will take you from your wedding to your honeymoon and beyond.

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For a Beach Wedding: Superga Platform Espadrille

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 Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: 5.5-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: $9.95 flat rate | Return Policy: Within 60 days

Espadrilles and warm weather go hand in hand. These beachside wedding essentials are the perfect accessory for the unfussy bride who still wants a little bit of height.

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Best Keepsake: LovinCollection Custom Ivory Converse Sneakers

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Courtesy of LovinCollection

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: Slightly large | Shipping: $17.75 | Return Policy: Within three days

With satin laces and lace uppers, these personalized high-tops are not only a wedding-day must, they also make an ultra cool keepsake. You can even outfit the whole bridal squad in them as a special memento.

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For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Christian Louboutin Viera 2 Spikes Leather Low-Top Sneakers

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Size Range: 4-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Comfort meets style with these stud-embellished kicks. Pair yours under a dramatic ballgown, a minimalist slip, or a structured jumpsuit for a seriously bold look.

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For a City Wedding: Comme de Garçons Play x Converse Chuck Taylor Hidden Heart High Top Sneaker

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size Range: 5-14 | Runs: Slightly large | Shipping: Free for orders of $150+ | Return Policy: Within 14 days

These trendy, fashionista-approved sneakers will fit right in at a city wedding. Plus, the heart accent offers a subtle splash of color to what could otherwise be an all-white wedding vibe.

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For a Garden Wedding: Keds Embroidered Platform Sneakers

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 Courtesy of Anthropologie

Size Range: 4-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Florals for a springtime wedding? Sign us up! These floral embroidered kicks are basically flower crowns for your feet.

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For a Backyard Wedding: BC Footwear Support Vegan Platform Sneaker

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Courtesy of BC Footwear

Size Range: 6-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery within Continental US | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Summer weddings call for natural ease. These platforms are made from light and breathable raffia that just screams of warm weather and frolicking through fields.

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For a Colorful Wedding: Soludos Rainbow Wave Sneaker

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Courtesy of NOrdstrom

Size Range: 5-11 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 90 days

If subtle isn't your thing, we have you covered with these full spectrum sneakers. They're perfect for dressing up a simple sheath dress or injecting a rainbow of color into any monochromatic wedding ensemble.

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Best Bling: Roger Vivier Viv Crystal Buckle Slip-On Sneaker

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 Courtesy of Roger Vivier

Size Range: 5-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Wedding celebrations are the perfect excuse to don some extra bling. These embellished sneakers are just the ticket with a glittering halo-like buckle and sporty aesthetic for contrast.

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For the No-Frills Bride: Naturalizer Astara Sneaker

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Size Range: 4-12 | Runs: True to size | Shipping: Free standard delivery | Return Policy: Within 90 days

If you're looking for a basic white sneaker that emphasizes comfort over anything else, these are the ones for you. They're available in a variety of widths so you can dance the night away without worrying about aching heels or smushed toes.

What To Look For in Wedding Sneakers

Sneakers may be the relaxed wedding shoe option, but many of the traditional footwear rules still apply. The venue's terrain should be taken into consideration as rougher environments (like woodlands) could snag more delicate materials such as lace or raffia and grassy areas may stain canvas or other fabrics. If you have your eye on some of the platform options on our list, remember that the added height (although flat-soled) could still pose a problem for any uneven or rocky terrains. We would also recommend doing a squeak test to make sure your footwear isn't too disruptive on indoor floors. Comfort should be non-negotiable here. Don't settle for insufficient arch support or ill-fitting widths when you've got so many options to choose from.

FAQ
  • Is it appropriate for a bride to wear sneakers under her dress?

    If that's what makes you happy, go for it. Sneakers can be wedding-appropriate if you deem them to be and that doesn't mean just with jumpsuits and bridal pant sets.

  • When should I change into my wedding sneakers?

    Some brides opt to wear sneakers down the aisle while others change into them for their second look. They're definitely a great, comfortable option for reception dancing.

  • What color should they be?

    Classic and traditional brides will opt for white, champagne, or nude tones but feel free to get creative and experiment with other bold colors.

About the Author

Sophie Moore has worked in the fashion industry for over seven years. Her access to bridal designers and experience in the market brings readers the latest wedding dress trends, and a view of the ready-to-wear and accessories market from the lens of what a bride is looking for.

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