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October is the most popular month to get married, according to The Knot, so chances are you've got a lot of wedding invitations crowding your fridge. Translation? It's party time—and time to prepare your feet for spending hours on the dance floor.
Sure, you could kick your shoes off at a more casual wedding, but you'll score major style (and safety) points if you have a solid pair of heels, sandals, or flats that are just as comfortable as they are chic—whether you're the bride or a guest. Aesthetic podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine, DPM, says that when purchasing a comfortable shoe, the first thing to look for is something with breathable material that conforms to the foot and won’t create skin irritation.
But since every type of foot is different, you'll want to find a shoe that caters to your needs. Whether you have arthritis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, or all the above, see below for the 19 best stylish, comfortable wedding shoes in 2022, according to podiatrists.
What shoes are good for a wedding?
Short answer: Comfort means different things for different people. "Comfort is subjective, so what is comfortable to one person may not be comfortable to the next," says functional podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM. But, she says that those of you with flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, or Achilles tendinitis may find flat shoes to be uncomfortable. So, you'll want to opt for something with a bit of a heel, especially for a wedding at which you may be wearing the shoes from a morning ceremony till a late night reception.
Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com.
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