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Reader Request: Comfortable Boho-Chic Wedding Shoes

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I look at it all the time, although have not had the money and time to invest in all of these comfy looking shoes. I am getting married in September 2017, however, and am looking to invest in a comfortable pair of shoes that will match with my dress, and that I will be able to wear afterwards.

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I have genetic bunions that have always given me a lot of trouble, and high arches. Most heels do not provide the arch support that I need and I have used three inserts on each foot! My bunions are so big–the flats I have chosen for work are bernie mevs just because the woven fabric can just stretch around them (although there is not enough support to actually walk much in them).

I dip dyed my ivory dress a burnt orange color! It looks a lot like the photo below, so I am looking for something neutral (maybe with a gold shimmer) and delicate to balance out the drama of the dress. I was looking at some gladiator and wedge sandals. I figured these are likely to be more comfortable, and have a delicate strappy quality to them:

I was wondering if you knew of any shoes that come in nude, beige or slight shimmery gold with open toes and good arch support? I really respect your reviews, and would really appreciate any advice you could give me. Thank you so much!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, dear reader! We’d be happy to help. It was fun looking for potential wedding shoes for you–the dress has a boho-chic look to it that will look smashing with a strappy sandal. Keeping in mind your bunions, we looked for shoes either from well-loved comfort brands or shoes with forefront adjustability. See what we found:

Sofft Maize

Sofft Maize

Naot Vogue

Naot Vogue

Sofft Maize: A ghillie-lace style allows for adjustable comfort around the bunions and a memory foam footbed and molded cork midsole provide support and cushioning. The Sofft Maize features a 2 3/4″ wedge heel with a 1/2″ platform. Available in whole and half sizes 6-10, 11 from, and The Walking Company.

Naot Vogue: A beautiful 2″ heel sandal with cutouts and decorative studs. Reviewers love the arch and ankle support. Our only concern is that it may be too snug around the bunions area, but the soft leather may conform. Available in euro sizes 36-42 (5-11) from Zappos, Amazon, and The Walking Company.


Kanna KV5278

Kanna KV5278: We picked this stylish espadrille not only for its boho-chic good looks, but for the elastic goring on the forefoot strap as it will hide the bunions and stretch for comfort. Try adding a pair of Apara gel arch supports for sandals. Available in euro sizes 35-42 (4-11) from The Walking Company and

Isola Elisia

Isola Elisia

Isola Elisia: Another lace-up option that adjusts for bunions. The Isola Elisia is delicate yet sturdy with its 1 1/2″ wedge heel and latex comfort footbed. Available in whole and half sizes 6-10, 11 at Zappos and Nordstrom.

Vionic Calypso

Vionic Calypso

Vionic Calypso: Even though its closed-toe, we want to feature the Calypso by Vionic for its enhanced arch support. The question is whether the vamp will cover bunions completely or cut into them? Available in whole and half sizes 5-10, 11 at Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom.

Onex Puffy

Onex Puffy

Onex Puffy: This popular wedge features butter-soft leather uppers that won’t irritate or press on bunions. The generously padded footbed and lightweight outsole add to the total comfort. Available in whole sizes 5-11 at Zappos and Amazon.

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12 Responses to Reader Request: Comfortable Boho-Chic Wedding Shoes

  1. Rebecca says:

    The Isola is so pretty! Would work with a lot of outfits after the wedding, too!

  2. cedar says:

    Suggestions……Earth Bay in Champagne color. It’s a pretty gladiator sandal. Cobb Hill Jordan sandal. Taos Gift in light gold or bronze.
    I’ll keep thinking.

  3. laura boyd says:

    I love these sandles wore them to a beach wedding and many other times. the strap across the toes is adjustable. and the footbed is very padded. Once on it has a barely there look

  4. Paige says:

    I have the Sofft Maize and I highly recommend them. I’ve had bunion surgery and a reconstructive surgery that consisted of plates and screws so I have to be careful about shoes I wear. These are very comfortable and I can wear them for longer periods of time.

  5. Sarah says:

    I would love to see wider width (or wider toe box) options with excellent arch support. 🙂 I have a number of weddings to go to this summer and I want an open toe sandal in a soft gold or silver ideally…a little wedge, a little platform. Not too casual. I have been anxiously checking your site in hopes of this exact shoe!

    The Isola is so cute but it doesn’t look wide enough and the arch support doesn’t look like it has much.

    I have tried several from brands that aren’t specifically wide in hopes I might find a match because of the arch support: Naot, Mephisto, Taos, L’Amour de Pieds (which I learned about from your blog — thank you!), etc. but haven’t found *THE* shoe yet.

    Patiently waiting for this very post. 🙂

    – long time reader

  6. jordana alford says:

    need a mid-high heel dress summer shoe that is wide enough for a bunion. help! Bought the SOFFT maize and love it but it’s not dressy enough for my event. Help

  7. Kirsten Borrink says:

    Another idea from Adam Tucker:

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