All Vans, all the time: shoes for those going "dapper casual" #Offbeat grooms#Wedding Shoes#groom gear#yellow shoes April 5 | 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. Photo courtesy of Chicago's Hitch & Sparrow. I was so inspired by Anthony's groom gear post yesterday that I decided to focus this shoe post on his footwear of choice: VANS! Yes, Converse seem to be the standard favorite of many offbeat grooms (and more than a few brides!), but for those aiming for a "dapper casual" look, Vans are definitely a solid favorite. I'm including a range of styles from high tops to slip-ons, and a range of colors from basic black and white to checkers and cheetah print… sadly, the flames are only available in kid sizes (perfect for a ring bear, perhaps?). 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 dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Sarah & Davy's love in the key of honky-tonk wedding NEXT Unicorns, zombies, and wedding photography with Edmonton-based Jonathan Liaw Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Don't forget that you can customize Vans too! http://shop.vans.com/catalog/Vans/en_US/category/custom-shoes.html#/selectShoe My man is outfitting the men in custom Vans (he works for them and I'll post picks after!) but I love the fact that they have so many color and pattern options in their classic styles. My fav style for ladies is the authentic lo-pro. 4 agree Reply I LOVE vans. I've been wearing them for years. Each pair I own gets worn to death- and then some! 2 agree Reply My groom did white vans and all the rest had the gray check….we got special orange shoelaces for all of them to make them "custom" with our color combo. They were a hit! 3 agree Reply Hell yeah! I'm getting married in August on a beach in Alaska in grey classic slip-ons. I've been an avid Vans fan since high school and I have always loved how they look sans socks so they're the natural choice to pair with my shortish dress. I'll change into cute sandals for the reception but I wouldn't dream of taking this big life step with anything else on my feet. Bonus: FH knows how much I love the look of a man in all-black slip-ons a la David Boreanaz and surprised me by buying a pair, he intends to wear them the whole day *swoon* Reply Hilarious that this ran today considering my guy just received his custom made Vans in the mail today! They are awesomeballs! If they hadn't arrived on time, he was going to wear his dressier Vans as a backup, but either way, his feet are supporting Vans! Reply Vans are so good because they have literally got any color available and they are smart casual. They go with literally anything and the price is very reasonable! 1 agrees Reply Love this post! We ordered my groom custom Vans and are eagerly awaiting their arrival now! Reply I love vans.. They are so comfortable, and trendy too.. I think they look slick on us grooms to be! 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. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.