Metallic shoes are having a moment, and while they have the power to make any outfit more glamorous and on-trend, gold has been a classic wedding color for years. Brides-to-be have long turned to the shimmering metallic hue for everything from engagement rings to decor. And when it comes to bridal accessories, gold wedding shoes are a versatile option that will add a bit of sparkle to any gown.
While gold seems like a unique choice for a bridal shoe, its wearability rivals that of a nude or white heel. If you plan on embracing tradition, gravitate toward classic silhouettes like simple pumps or ankle-strap sandals. For fashion-savvy brides, a heel or mule, with jewel details, would be perfect for a stylishly modern look. Plan on hosting an outdoor wedding? A more practical option, like a block heel or flat sandal, will be a fitting choice for venues with uneven terrain.
Whether you’re throwing a black-tie or destination celebration, we’ve found a variety of gold wedding shoes from designers like Gianvito Rossi and Loeffler Randall, that will add a shimmering pop of color to your bridal look.
For the Minimalist Bride
Stuart Weitzman Nudistcurve 100 Strap Sandal
Size: 3.5-12 | Heel Height: 3.9 inches | Return Policy: Return within 14 days of delivery
This ankle-strap sandal from Stuart Weitzman has a classic silhouette that is anything but boring. The simple design is elevated by metallic gold leather and a trendy square toe for a sleek shoe that can easily transition from day to night.
Price at time of publish: $450
For the Glamorous Bride
Jimmy Choo Saeda Crystal Ankle-Strap Pump
Size: 5-12 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
We’re loving these ankle-strap pumps from Jimmy Choo that are effortlessly glamorous. Covered in gold crystals and secured with a floating ankle strap, you’ll be sparkling with every step down the aisle in this chic option.
Best Kitten Heel
Bella Belle Frances Gold Heels
Size: 6-11 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
These gold and champagne kitten heels from Bella Belle, complete with cross ankle straps and gold teardrop stones, are practical and stylish. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or making a grand entrance at your reception, the low heel on this shoe is made for comfort.
Price at time of publish: $419
Miu Miu Metallic Crystal Crisscross Platform Sandals
Size: 5-12 | Heel Height: 5.31 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
Make a fashion statement with your bridal shoe in this platform heel by Miu Miu. Combining two modern shoe trends, platforms and metallics, this reflective option is a closet staple that is totally worth the investment.
Price at time of publish: $1,320
Best Strappy Sandal
Gianvito Rossi Sylvie Heel
Size: 4-12 | Heel Height: 4.25 inches | Return Policy: Return within 14 days of delivery
The simple and delicate structure of this sandal by Gianvito Rossi creates an intriguing cage design, perfect for a warm-weather wedding. With adaptable lace-up straps, you can wear these heels multiple ways—low, high, or somewhere in between.
Price at time of publish: $895
Best Ankle Strap
Sam Edelman Kia Block Heel Sandal
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 30 days of delivery
The classic ankle-strap sandal gets an upgrade with this chunky gold heel by Sam Edelman. The block heel and puff toe straps give this elegant shoe a unique touch that is stylish and modern.
Price at time of publish: $140
For the After-Party
Sam Edelman Kristen Platform Heel
Size: 5-12 | Heel Height: 4.3 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 30 days of delivery
You’ll instantly be after-party ready when you put on these shimmering platform heels. The textured gold fabric is knotted in the front for a standout shoe that was made for the dance floor.
Price at time of publish: $180
Best Clear Shoe
Andrea Wazen Dassy Sunset Leather & Crystal Pumps
Size: 5-12 | Heel Height: 4.75 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 14 days of delivery
Looking for a pump with just a touch of gold? Then this is the perfect shoe for you! This PVC stiletto has a ton of striking details, from the sparkling gold crystals to the double ankle straps for a glamorously elegant look.
Price at time of publish: $685
Schutz Luriane Sandal
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.1 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
A sleek choice, this slingback sandal from Schutz is a minimalist bride’s dream. Made of metallic Specchio leather and slender straps, you can match this versatile shoe with any wedding gown or pre-wedding ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $118
Best Block Heel
Loeffler Randall Dahlia Heels
Size: 6-10 | Heel Height: 2 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
Put these gold block heels on full display with a midi or tea-length wedding dress. Complete with pleated fabric and a knotted detail on the toe strap, these Loeffler Randall heels are the perfect companion for a shorter wedding dress.
Price at time of publish: $350
Betsey Johnson Beth Gold Heels
Size: 6-11 | Heel Height: 4.75 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 30 days of delivery
Dripping in gold rhinestones, this pair of Betsey Johnson platforms can serve as your something gold and something blue. The subtle blue bottom perfectly contrasts the gold embellishments and will add just the right amount of drama to your bridal ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $139
For the Whimsical Bride
Sophia Webster Chiara Heel
Size: 4.5-15.5 | Heel Height: 3.9 inches | Return Policy: Return within 14 days of delivery
It doesn’t get more whimsical than 3D butterfly wings and crystal embellishments. This ankle strap number from Sophia Webster comes in a honey gold hue. Look closely, and you’ll see light pink crystals on the stiletto heel for a romantic touch.
Price at time of publish: $910
For the Bold Bride
Valentino Garavani Women's Block Heel Platform Sandals
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 6.1 inches with a 2.2-inch platform | Return Policy: Free returns within 90 days of delivery
It takes a bold bride to rock these sky-high Valentino heels on their wedding day. These popular shoes have a platform, which makes them easier to walk in, but make sure you test drive them before your big day considering they stand at a staggering height of 6.1 inches.
Alexandre Birman Dolores Crystal Ankle-Strap Sandals
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
Swarovski crystals line the straps on this sandal—need we say more? The perfect combination of modern and traditional, this heel (with four PVC straps and an open-toe silhouette) would satisfy any fashion-savvy bride looking for a timeless wedding shoe.
Price at time of publish: $695
Best Square Toe
Steve Madden Banded Ankle Strap Sandal
Size: 6-10 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Return Policy: Free returns any time
With an asymmetric strap, cylindrical heel, and a square toe front, this ankle-strap sandal would be perfect for a black-tie wedding. The modern details of the shoe elevate the sleek stiletto silhouette for a sophisticated and luxurious result.
Price at time of publish: $110
For the Modern Bride
Amina Muaddi Henson Metallic Leather Mules
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 30 days of delivery
Slip into these metallic mules by Amina Muaddi for a fashion-forward bridal look. The crisscross straps and the brand’s signature Martini heels bring a modern touch to this simplistic design. If you want the gold to pop even more, pair these mules with red nail polish.
Price at time of publish: $940
Best Mary Jane
Jennifer Chamandi Lorenzo Iridescent Mary Jane Pumps
Size: 6-12 | Heel Height: 4.3 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
A heel for the cool-girl bride, these Jennifer Chamandi pumps have a feminine flair that isn’t too over the top. The iridescent leather complements the brand’s signature removable strap for an adaptable shoe that gives you two looks in one—classic and contemporary.
Price at time of publish: $750
For the Classic Bride
Gianvito Rossi Gianvito 105mm Metallic Pumps
Size: 6-10 | Heel Height: 4.3 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 14 days of delivery
The traditional stiletto pump is given a little extra oomph when paired with a gold-tone hue. This no-frills design by Gianvito Rossi lacks embellishments but thanks to a metallic finish, is even more stunning in its simplicity.
Price at time of publish: $775
Loeffler Randall Peri Pleated Wedge Espadrilles
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.5 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 14 days of delivery
The picture of comfort, this flirty option from Loeffler Randall is your go-to wedge taken to the next level. Ideal for a beach wedding, these wedges include a jute platform and pleated toe straps with knotted bows. You can easily repurpose these beauties for a chic honeymoon outfit.
Price at time of publish: $325
Badgley Mischka Sophie Platform Sandal with Tulle Flower
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.74 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of purchase
Oh, the drama of this nearly 4-inch heel. The epitome of bridal glam, this platform sandal is made of mesh glitter fabric and includes an oversized tulle bow. It’s guaranteed you’ll be turning heads as you walk down the aisle or sweep across the dance floor.
Price at time of publish: $235
For the Retro Bride
Reformation Molly Platform Sandal
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.3 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of delivery
Calling all retro brides! You’ll be serving disco queen vibes all night in this ‘70s-inspired platform sandal. With lattice detailing and an ankle strap, this sustainably made shoe will have you looking and feeling amazing all night.
Price at time of publish: $298
Best Flat Sandal
Badgley Mischka Natalee Flat Sandal
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 0.39 inches | Return Policy: Return within 30 days of purchase
The best part about a gold hue? It can elevate the look of any shoe, including this flat sandal by Badgley Mischka. If heels aren’t your thing, this flat, with pearl and crystal embellishments, will wow your guests just as much as a sky-high bejeweled stiletto.
Price at time of publish: $215
Mach & Mach Double Bow 95 Crystal & Leather Mules
Size: 4.5-11.5 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Return Policy: Free returns within 28 days of delivery
Between the iridescent fabric and the double crystal bows, this open-toe mule from Mach & Mach isn’t lacking in glamorous details. Paired with a square toe silhouette, you have a shoe that is effortlessly chic and on-trend.
Best Cowboy Boot
Jeffrey Campbell El Paso Western Boot
Size: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches | Return Policy: Free returns any time
Western fashion is trending, and this cowboy boot from Jeffrey Campbell is a golden masterpiece. A unique choice, this modern cowboy boot has a transparent shaft and chrome details for a shoe that will be the standout accessory of any bridal ensemble.
Price at time of publish: $245
What to Look for in a Gold Wedding Shoe
When shopping for a gold wedding shoe, pick a pair that blends seamlessly into your wardrobe for a shoe that will last beyond your wedding. While the versatility of gold shoes will complement any dress, consider the hue of any embellishments that are featured on your gown. You don’t want your accessories to clash with any embroidery or beading, especially if your dress details are a different metallic altogether. Also, think about your bridal style. For a minimalist bride, consider a more subtle design like pale gold or a clear heel with gold accents. If you really want your shoes to pop, opt for dark gold with jewel embellishments for an effortlessly glamorous look.
How do I match gold shoes to my jewelry?
Luckily, gold shoes are easy to match with your other accessories. If you want a completely coordinated ensemble, opt for gold jewelry. For a bolder look, consider mixing your metals in a subtle way. You may also want to consider the metal of your engagement ring to help inform your other jewelry choices.
Are gold wedding shoes on-trend?
Definitely! Metallic shoes, including gold, have been spotted on the runway from designers like Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander, and Halpern.
Are gold wedding shoes expensive?
Similar to other wedding shoes, the price of gold wedding shoes can vary. While some pairs will be on the higher end, don’t feel the need to splurge if you’re on a budget. There are plenty of inexpensive options for brides looking to stay within a reasonable price range. However, if you want to splurge, gold shoes can be considered a worthwhile investment as you’ll be able to wear them after your wedding day.
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