With the spring season well on its way and summer nearly a month away, we are smack dab in the middle of wedding season: from showers to stock-the-bar parties, bachelorettes to the big day, the events stealing space in your social calendar call for incredible style showings. And you can’t pull that off without the perfect pair of shoes to complete the look - ones that are as comfy as they are chic. So, we caught up with Naturalizer, the brand behind the ‘shoe with the beautiful fit (est. almost a century ago),’ and they sponsored this post to share some secret weapons for surviving wedding season. These shoes toe the line between fashion-forward and functional, and that’s all you could ever want when it comes to wearability, right?
When brides aren’t being bridezilla-shamed, they’re expected to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at every single one of their pre-wedding events - they’re the guest of honor, they’re usually all glammed-up, they get the goodies, so why the hell not? Well, one frown, one meltdown, one ruined afternoon can ALL be attributed to the s***sh(oe) that’s going on with their feet. Unhappy feet = a teary-eyed, totally-ticked-off bride who’d rather go slip into some athleisure, pour some prosecco, and Neflix and chill all by her lonesome than spend time at her special event. It’s a true story, I’ve been there wayyy more times than I’d care to admit.
I’ve also been the girl who has schlepped bags of shoes around with me to weddings, work events, etc. because imagining myself wearing hellish heels all day long literally made me hyperventilate. A backup cache of flats and flops was/is the only way to deal, for me. But Naturalizer has recognized these [literal] pain points for decades, and makes sure the only shoes they’re selling have the following comfort features built in , all while still looking fabulous:
Added cushioning – Dual density cushioning in the heel, ball of foot and throughout the entire lining provides support and absorbs shock right where you need it most.
Breathable linings – Linings made from porous material to permit airflow, your feet will stay cool and dry.
Balanced from heel to toe – A hidden heel cup provides a secure fit and stability for a natural gait.
Lightweight – Designed with elevated materials to provide all-day wearability.
- Flexible soles – Flexible material relieves pressure and allows for natural movement and toe spring.
Here are three of their most-loved designs for wedding season
They come in a crazy amount of colors, too, so don’t be afraid to step out of the box a bit. Especially if you’re the bride!! #somethingnew #somethingblue, you can have both if you want!
Modern and Elegant.
Clean lines and minimalist styling play up the must-have appeal of this sleek dress sandal. A classic silhouette with a modern twist. We're crushing on this pair for the engagement party edge it has to match up with a killer outfit. Or even better, for the bridal shower. Metallics look 🙌🙌🙌 with bridal white, and these come in silver and copper leather. Soooo mixed media FTW?!?!!
Less is more.
This understated, statement-making heel is easy to wear and super versatile. Featuring a slim ankle strap that is as flattering as it is chic, this heel goes with everything. When we think of all-occasion, our minds go directly to this shoe. Not only can it work for the wedding guest who is rushing to get out of work on a Friday to make an evening wedding ceremony for her college bestie or former colleague. No need to switch shoes - you can go straight from the office to the wedding venue. Or if you’re a bride who’s rocking a high-low gown, you best be showing off those heels underneath. The Soft Marble Leather is a great neutral, but we wouldn’t exactly hate a pop of color, either!
This ultra-chic pointed toe pump is part of the Modern Icon Collection. The ultimate in sophisticated tailoring, this trending silhouette is a timeless style you will wear for seasons to come. We can totally picture this for a wedding guest wearing a tea-length or midi-style cocktail fit-and-flare dress. And TBH, it’s really just a great shoe for a bride to wear to anything festive during her engagement. The Hot Sauce Suede edition will be debuting in our dreams tonight, for sure.
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We partnered with Naturalizer to share the details on some heavenly-sent heels to make it out of wedding season alive. As always, thank you for supporting our sponsors!