Ankle straps for everyone! #Wedding Shoes July 12 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. If you're looking for comfortable, sturdy wedding shoes — this is not your week. (Might I suggest clicking here?) This week, I'm going to focus on shoes with those little ankle straps that look so lovely… but can hurt so good if you're not accustomed to walking in point-heeled little devil-pumps. Yes, there are a few flats and chunkier heels here (like these poppy-colored puppies at left!), but many of these shoes are for advanced heel-walkers only. Lots of these are vintage-tinged (Seychelles, I can't quit you!), so I know those of you going the slightly old-timey route are going to freak out… Random bonus shoe! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dances in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Lauren & Steve's homey family reunion barn wedding NEXT Woodland Meadow Farms: The Washington wedding venue that lets you be you! Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Seriously, Seychelles makes the cutest shoes. And they're really comfortable! I may be a little biased because I'm wearing them right now! Reply Ugh, I am dying for a low-heeled shoe with an ankle strap. I can't believe how hard it's been to find. These shoes are gorgeous (seriously, I love ankle straps), but I'll have to keep looking. Reply ME TOO. Closest I've found are these babies: http://www.zappos.com/mel-by-melissa-mel-blueberry-white?zfcTest=fcl%3A2 Reply Try pinupgirlclothing.com? I got a really cute pair of low wedges with an ankle strap there last year, and they're even more comfortable than flats. They don't seem to be selling the pair I have anymore, but they do have low wedges with an ankle strap in mint, pink, blue, purple, and green. 2 agree Reply PUG is the best! They always have the cutest stuff! Reply You might also try Fluevog. Their shoes are seriously comfortable and they often have many options in a lower chunkier heel. Love me some fluevogs like no other. http://www.fluevog.com 3 agree Reply maybe these: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/cherry-jam-wedge or these http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/bakers-dozen-flat-in-anise Reply Also: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/stay-in-touchable-flat and http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/bring-knit-on-flat Reply Ankle straps are for the advanced? They're about the only kind of heel I can wear. Most of my most walkable heels are t-straps or ankle straps because without them my feet aren't very stable inside the shoe. 3 agree Reply I think it's the height (and weapon-grade pointy heels) she's referring to! Reply A. OMG the third-from-last, omg neeeeed. B. Ankle straps are totally helpful if you're crap at walking in heels! They keep you from falling out of your shoes! Reply Sailor Venus shoes! <3 This could be a great find for a bridesmaid in a Sailor Moon themed wedding…. *totally tempted to have one* Reply If you have a little extra money to spend, another alternative is shoesofprey.com. I wanted red silk stilettos with a thin ankle strap (how's that for extremely specific), and couldn't find them anywhere…. I was getting bummed and thinking I'd probably have to settle for something else, but then one of my bridesmaids sent me the link. You can design every aspect of your shoes and they're delivered in a few weeks. In my case, I didn't see an ankle strap on their site–but when I emailed their customer service, they just added it onto the order at no extra charge. I got my finished shoes yesterday and I'm so pleased with the end-product! Plus, their customer service was extremely responsive and really helpful. This isn't intentionally a product ad, haha…. but seriously, I am happy I went with them even if it did cost a little extra to get exactly what I wanted. P.s. my shoes cost $200–and in looking at the links to some of the shoes above, it's really the same price for an entirely customized shoe. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. 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