My personal motto is "Chronically fabulous," since I honestly truly believe that my disabilities can't prevent me from being as fabulous as I can — in fact, they just add to it. They are part of me, and frankly those medical devices make my life a lot better.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Wedding Shoes posts.
We love dorking out on loud, bold, colorful wedding shoes. Because we don't think your shoe options should be limited to white heels.
Every time I do a shoe post catered to a specific foot-need, there are howls from the internet about how I've ignored THEIR special foot needs. This has happened so many times for so many years that the editors and I now have a joke about how long it will take for the first "validate my feet" comment to show up on some of my shoe posts. Well, for those of you seeking validation for larger-sized feet, TODAY IS YOUR DAY!
For me today, they do. I look at a lot of wedding pictures, and I randomly get obsessed with certain accessories… today it's boots. Brides in boots! I love them. Y'all should know me by now: I like daring (aka LOUD!!) wedding shoes, and I've geeked out a full range of boots here… including some booties.
I saw this photo of John Legend and I was inspired to wrastle up some more silver shoes for he-foots, she-foots, and anyone else who loves silver!
This week I'll be panting over wedges. I'm a huge fan of wedges because they give you that lift of a heel, without the stab of a stiletto (or even the wobble of a kitten heel). As always, I aimed for a range of colors (white wedges! red wedges! blue wedges!) and costs (from forty bucks affordable to zomg those shoes almost cost as much as my entire wedding budget).
Betsey Johnson might have declared bankruptcy a few years ago, but she's still kicking! Her line of Something Blue shoes is a nice take on wedding footwear… some of these might lean a little less loud than I typically go, but I'm a sucker for the blue soles with a heart.
I knew as soon as I saw those adorable shoes up there in the middle, that I couldn't afford them. They would never be mine. Normally, I opt out of admiring things I can't have… but when it comes to footwear, I make exceptions. I like to imagine the fantastical cocktail parties I'd never attend in these shoes, the meetings with publicists in Los Angeles that would never happen, the TED Talks I'd never deliver, and the standing ovations I'd never know. Sometimes, a little fantasy is just fine.
The last time I featured Chinese Laundry on Offbeat Bride, commenters said things like, "I love CL shoes. I've had a pair for over 10 years and they're still SO COMFORTABLE" and "I have a pair of Chinese Laundry boots that I got in high school. They are 17 years old… and I still wear them." Even if you're not quite as sold on the brand, you're going to love the bonus shoe. It might be the naughtiest all-white wedding shoe I've ever seen.
Here are a few options for those of us who need arch support, padded footbeds, and a little more love for our toes. Obviously, you know your special foot needs best and I'm certainly not saying every one of these styles will work for every foot… but these brands all have a solid commitment to comfort, stability, and support.
I steadfastly believe that the higher-heeled types shouldn't get all the fun, so today I'm going to round up a collection of 46 pairs of flats that are loud and daring — just like I like 'em. Ready for some shoes that won't make you tower over your partner or hobble through your reception? I've got everything from pointy-toed frilly stuff for the femmey-footed, to adorable color-block Oxfords, to sweet love-note themed shoes… all with almost no heel height, for your wedding day comfort.
For these fancypants types, I bring you today's post full of loud colorful formal footwear in masculine styles. Of course there's some Fluevog action in here, but I've also got some Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and some skull-covered Jeffery-West. The sad truth is that some of these shoes are really, really expensive… but they're also really, really fabulous. Even if you're just window shopping, there are styles in here to love…