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Pantone’s Color of the Year: 18 Best ‘Something Blue’ Wedding Shoes

Pantone’s Color of the Year: 18 Best ‘Something Blue’ Wedding Shoes
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And the Pantone Color of the Year is … drum roll please … classic blue! “It’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next,” said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “What’s the future going to bring as we move into the evening hours?” she further teases about the shade. If you are tying the knot in the coming year, whether your “I do’s” will take place at night or not, why not incorporate this romantic, good luck hue into your wedding look as your “something blue”? We suggest donning blue shoes on your big day. What a fun nod to the tradition of something blue, as well as an unexpected twist on traditional footwear.  Plus, there are so many options out there! We were getting giddy shopping the blue shoes a bride can pair with her gown, no matter her style. Read on to learn more about the vast array of blue slingbacks, stilettos and sneakers ready to walk you down the aisle in 2020.



Shopping for Blue Wedding Shoes



The style of your wedding gown will dictate which blue shoes are for you. A simple gown pairs well with a look-at-me shoe, while a more ornate dress might look best with a less blingy heel. But hey, there are no real rules when it comes to your wedding-day footwear. If you love a certain pair, go for it! Consider comfort, too. If you select a stiletto for your walk down the aisle, consider changing into a lower heel for the dance floor. Finally, have fun. Shopping for your wedding shoes is the best part of wedding decision making if you ask us.



Blue Wedding Shoes Shopping Considerations



Shop shoes in our roundup at price points between $100 and $1,000.




Classic blue is a rich shade similar to navy, indigo, or maybe even a French blue. No pale blue here! You’ll definitely be making a statement with your something blue shoes. Keep scrolling for the best picks for you.




From prints to lace to metallic blue and more, we have assembled a collection of shoes for every style sensibility. Whether you desire a conservative heel, a funky platform shoe, a sexy stiletto, or a delicate, strappy sandal, you’ve come to the right place.



Other Considerations:

A few styles run small, as noted in the descriptions, so consider ordering a size up.




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Best Blingy Bridal Shoes

Self Portrait Mila Crystal Embellished Pumps


Behold these glittery pumps that feature a crystal-embellished strap with a pointed toe, modern PVC trim, and a sexy stiletto heel.

Sizes 36 - 41
Buckle closure
Leather sole

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Best Splurge Bridal Shoes

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Pump


Splurge for your big day with Carrie Bradshaw-approved Blahniks that feature a crystal-encrusted, square sparkle detail.

Sizes 5 - 12
4.1 inch heel
Leather sole

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Best Conservative Bridal Shoe

Alanna Pump


Pair these deep blue suede pumps with a traditional wedding gown. The cushioned footbed will keep your tootsies comfy all night long, as will a not too over-the-top heel.

Sizes 5 - 12
3-1/2 inch heel
Shock absorption
Slip resistant

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Best Chunky Heeled Bridal Shoes

Jewel Badgley Mischka Strap Sandal


We love these something-blue shoes that feature an ankle strap, a low, chunky heel, and embellished crystal detailing. Don’t miss the reflective detailing on the heel.

Sizes 5 - 11
2-1/2 inch heel
Ankle strap closure

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Most Affordable Bridal Shoes

Nina Crystal Embellished d'Orsay Pump


For less than $100, these Nina pumps are a great something-blue pick. Mesh detailing, and crystal accents add interest.

Sizes 5 - 10
2-1/2 inch heel
Padded footbed

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Best Funky Bridal Shoes

Betsey Johnson Iris Pumps


Get funky and don these fun Betsey Johnson pumps to your wedding. The Iris design features mesh panels, and rhinestones, and the lace closure adds a pretty finishing touch.

Sizes 6 - 10
4-inch stiletto

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Best Bejeweled Bridal Shoes

Badgley Mischka Olga Satin Jeweled Pumps


If you don’t buy these satin show-stoppers featuring a sparkly jewel ornament, we will! OK, we can both have ‘em.

Sizes 5 - 11
3.74 inch stiletto heel

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Best Slingback Bridal Shoes

Via Spiga Carisa Satin Knot Pump


These Via Spiga pumps are quick to slip on pre-aisle walk, and we are quite drawn to their classic, simple, knotted design.

Sizes 5 - 11
3.5 inch heel

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Best Metallic Bridal Shoes

Saint Laurent Kiki Pump


If it’s a pretty, shiny shoe you desire, we suggest these Saint Laurent Kiki pumps featuring a sexy, V-shaped toe line. Note the shoe fits small, so order a size up.

Sizes 5.5 - 10
4-inch cone heel

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Best Printed Bridal Shoes

Ted Baker Iziee Pump


Oh, we are so in love with these luxe and avante garde animal print pumps. They fit small, so order a size up.

Sizes 5 - 10
4-inch velvet wrapped heel
Rubber sole

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Best Platform Bridal Shoes

Charlotte Olympia Aristocrat Tall Platform Sandals


These velvet, open-toe platform sandals will add a fun flair to your wedding attire. We especially enjoy the buckle with rhinestone detailing.

Sizes 36.5 - 39
Column heel

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Best Sneakers as Bridal Shoes

Keds for Kate Spade Glitter Lace Ups


Change into these comfy blue kicks post ceremony and dance the night away!

Sizes 5 - 10
½-inch flat heel

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Best Summer Bridal Shoes

Nina Bowtied Satin T-Strap Block Heel Sandals


Pair these pumps featuring a satin bow, T-strap, and a block heel with a light and airy frock for a summer wedding.

Sizes 6 - 11
3.75-inch heel

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Most Sophisticated Bridal Shoes

Imagine Vince Camuto Greer Heel


Step into these sophisticated shoes with dangling jewel ankle strap detailing and um, yes, we bow down to your style prowess.

Sizes 6 - 11
4-inch heel

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Best Touch-of-Blue Bridal Shoes

Tony Bianco Kade Heel


Add a touch of blue to your wedding shoe and go for these modern pumps that incorporate clear vinyl straps on the indigo footbed and heel.

Sizes 5 - 10
4-1/2 inch stiletto heel

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Most Unique Bridal Shoes

Jessica Simpson Jordiya Sandal


Take a walk on the wild side in these Jessica Simpson shoes with wraparound straps, stilettos, and funky animal print.

Sizes 5 - 10
4-inch stiletto heel

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Best Lace Bridal Shoes

J Reneé Faleece Embellished Slingback Pump


A simple white gown will pair well with this pair of lace shoes that have just a hint of bling with crystal detailing. The slingback style and low heel mean comfort until you cut the cake!

Sizes 5 - 11
1-1/2 inch heel

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Best Flip Flops as Bridal Shoes

Navy Wedge Sandal


A beach wedding requires personalized flip flops with a hint of blue. Or, get ready for the wedding in these thongs and a silky robe.

Sizes 6 - 11
High or low wedge