Most Comfortable Mother of the Bride Wedding Shoes

Perhaps your daughter has a wedding coming up and you need to find footwear that is both stylish and comfortable?

If so, there are lots of options available to you.

Which Type of Shoe is Best?

If you’re highly experienced in walking in heels, elongating pumps and stilettos may be suitable for you. The height will enhance your posture and help you carry yourself with grace. This kind of footwear can also boost your confidence, though they do tend to be better for indoor weddings where you’ll have plenty of flat surfaces to walk on.

If you’re a fan of a lower heel, you may wish to look for mules, kitten heels or block-heeled sandals.

Shoes with an ankle strap will give you additional security. Perhaps the wedding is planned for a barn, beach or another kind of uneven landscape? If so, an ankle strap will definitely prove its worth in this situation.You can probably afford to opt for something less formal if an outdoor wedding is planned.

Options that tend to suit any environment include crystal-embellished sandals and classic blush pumps.

Best Comfortable Mother of the Bride Shoes

Here we go over the best shoes for the Mother of the Bride, broken down by type.

Best Shoe with a Low Heel

ava low heel shoe red leather

Winner: Ava Low Heel Leather Shoes

Pros:

  • Elegant kitten heel shoe.
  • Extra width and volume in the toe area.
  • Soft leather.
  • Cushioned and arch supported insole.
  • Non-slip sole.
  • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
  • Available in a range of colours.
  • Also available in suede.

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Best Shoe with a Mid Heel

sara mid heel suede shoe in navy

Winner: Sara Mid Heel Shoe

Pros:

  • Comfortable mid heel shoe.
  • HIdden stretch panel in the bunion area for comfort.
  • Kid leather lining.
  • Cushioned and arch supported insole.
  • Non-slip sole.
  • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
  • Available in a range of colours.
  • Also available in leather.

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Best Shoe with a High Heel

selena high heel pink shoe

Winner: Selena High Heel Shoes

Pros:

  • Ultimate comfortable occasion shoe.
  • 3.5 inch heel.
  • Pointed toe with a vamp that comes high up.
  • Lamb leather upper and lining.
  • Cushioned and arch supported insole.
  • Non-slip sole.
  • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
  • Available in a range of colours.

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Best Flat Shoe

flat rose gold leather shoe

Winner: Charlotte Flat Leather Shoe

Pros:

  • Excellent comfort, with a wide fit that can be worn all day (and night!).
  • 1 cm hidden heel for comfort.
  • Leather upper and lining
  • Cushioned and arch supported insole.
  • Non-slip sole.
  • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
  • Available in a range of colours.

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Best Stylish Sandals for a Summer Wedding

phoebe flat tanned leather sandals

Winner: Phoebe Flat Sandals

Pros:

  • Wide fit for all day comfort.
  • Contoured footbed and cleverly positioned straps.
  • Kid leather upper and lining
  • Cushioned and arch supported insole.
  • Non-slip sole.
  • Handmade in Portugal by master shoemakers
  • Available in a range of colours.

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Best Shoes for Bunions

 If you have bunions, then being on your feet all day at a wedding may seem like a daunting task.

That's why it's important to invest in shoes that are designed to relieve the symptoms of your bunions, so you can focus on what really matters.

Calla Shoes have a range of features specifically designed for bunions, including:

  • Hidden heel.
  • Extra width in the toe area.
  • Hallux stretch panel.
  • Soft, flexible leather upper.
  • Cushioned, arch supported insole.
  • Bunion concealing straps.

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Best Shoes for Wide Feet

Most shoes aren't designed for people with wide feet, so you'll often find yourself making do with poor fitting shoes, that cause you pain and discomfort after even a short duration standing up.

We've got a range specifically designed for wide feet, that you can browse by clicking the link below.

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Our Tips to Choose Mother of the Bride Shoes

Opt for elegant shoes

It’s essential to look the part whether you’re the mother of the bride or the groom. You are more likely to feel great about yourself if you opt for elegant, great-looking shoes for the big day. It’s normally best for the mother of the bride to wear heels if possible, though these don’t need to be high heels. Experts often recommend a refined type of shoe with a slim or chic block heel. Round, almond and pointed toe-shapes tend to look great, but it’s wise to avoid boxy square toes and heavy shoes as these can be too similar to what you might wear in an office.

Opt for something comfortable

Wedding days tend to be very long days, no matter how much fun you have. The shoes that you opt for need to offer enough comfort so you can wear them all day and night. Chances are you’ll be dancing in them. If you opt for comfortable heels, they should serve you well throughout the occasion. If you’re not quite sure what your shoe size is, you could buy two pairs of shoes in two sizes before returning the one that doesn’t fit. You are likely to inflict pain on yourself if your shoes are too small, but if your shoes are too big you could slip out of them. Spend sufficient time wearing the shoes around the house before the big day so you can get used to them.

Don’t worry about colours matching perfectly

Your mother of the bride shoes don’t need to be the perfect match for your dress colour-wise. Colour-matching can be harder than you think and isn’t as relevant as it once was. Go for a shoe colour that complements your dress, not one that matches it perfectly. Neutral colours will work well in a brighter dress as will metallics. You could also opt for a shoe colour that’s either one or two shades darker than your dress. You can match a black dress with all sorts of colours including black itself.

Think about the time of year

When shopping for mother of the bride shoes, think about what time of year the ceremony is taking place. Some options will look fantastic throughout the year, but others tend to work better in either the winter or the summer. Closed-toe shoes and classic court shoes work well in the winter, with elegant sandals and peep-toe heels being particularly effective in the summer.

Remember that the feet tend to swell during the summer. If a summer wedding is planned, ensure the mother of the bride shoes you buy work well with slightly swollen feet. The feet tend to reach their highest temperature in the afternoon. This is why it’s such a good idea to try them on in the afternoon. This will ensure your feet remain comfortable when temperatures rise. If the wedding is taking place in the summer and you’re likely to be standing on the lawn, think about wedges and avoid stilettos.

Avoid going too high

Heels are very elegant and are an obvious option for your mother of the bride shoes. However, there is no need to opt for six-inch stilettos. It’s best to avoid going any higher than four inches, especially if you don’t wear high heels very often. Seek out shoes that come with extra padding for under the foot. Make sure supportive sandals are available if you are wearing sandals.  Women with wider feet tend to opt for shoes that have a deeper, more spacious toe-box.

Obtain a matching handbag

Look for a handbag that works well with your mother of the bride shoes. Although it’s not always a great idea to match your accessories with your dress, matching your accessories can certainly work.

Find suitable mother of the bride shoes

Although finding the right mother of the bride shoes can seem challenging, the effort will be worth it once you have found something that you look and feel great in when the big day arrives.

Great options are available even if you have bunions, wide feet or other problematic foot issues.

Shop Calla Shoes for Bunions here.

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