12 totally untraditional wedding shoes to keep you hip & comfy on the big day

So you’re a sneaker bride. Good for you, because you value your comfort over traditions.

So you’re a sneaker bride. Good for you, because you value your comfort over traditions. Here are a few alternative comfy bridal shoes (and some sneakers!) to consider when searching for the perfect pair of comfortable bridal kicks.

1. Chanel’s Haute Couture Sneakers

So Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel himself concurs that heels don’t make a bride. You can admire more of these babies here.

2. Custom-Made Floral Bridal Flats 

From Hopefully Romantic on Etsy

If I were that bride, I would definitely match these flats with my flower bouquet and maybe a flower crown on my head.

3. Ivory White Superga Bridal Sneakers 

From Poshmark

Hip yet classy. These would go well with those cream colored bridal dresses.

4. Barefoot Sandals from Etsy

From SexyBarefootSandals on Etsy

Having a beach wedding? Try googling this oxymoron: “Barefoot Sandals.”

5. Lace Ballerina-Style Bridal Flats

From Hopefully Romantic on Etsy

You can feel like a dancer, and be comfortable dancing with your significant other at the same time!

6. Sparkly Blue Flats

From Rock n Roll Bride

They can add a little oomph to your appearance. And they could be of any other color for that matter. Fuchsia maybe?

7. TOMS Painted Flats

Custom made TOMS from Etsy found on

Try these if you want to be comfortable AND socially responsible on your big day.

8. Cobalt Blue Bridal Flats

From walkinonair on Etsy

So you must have noticed that you could totally DIY these. (1) Pick your favorite flats. (2) Cut out a piece of lace or guipure and stick it on the back (or on the toe caps, you can do what ever you please, girl). (3) Parade them with pride and never hide them inside!

9. Custom Hand-Painted All Stars

From BeressyArt on Etsy

These are clearly for the goth bride. And you definitely do not have to be a bride to wear them. Want to see some more? Here. Go nuts.

10. Bridal Army Boots

From Doc Martens

For the Punk, Rock ‘n Roll brides, or those into clearly visible fashion statements. Comfort, style, and command, yo.

11. Victorian Style Bridal Tie-Up Boots

Evangeline Elliott Ivory from

With a knee length simple white dress, these boots will get all the attention. And they’re comfortable to wear too. Just try not to think about how long it’ll take to put them on and take them off.

12. Blinged Out Nike Bridals

From BrillianceSupplyCo on Etsy

Because you can wear your Nikes anywhere, anytime. These are encrusted with Swarovskis, but I’d definitely DIY them. All you need is a 2 dollar sheet of self-adhesive plastic crystals, and you’re good to go.

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    Mona Abdel-Moneim is a full-time copywriter at a branding agency and a former university teacher with an MLitt in the study of Muslims, Globalization and the West from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Besides learning the guitar and polishing her writing skills, she is now focused on her voluntary work in Education. She loves cats, Cadbury's Crunchie, deep conversations and everything indie.