Google “bridal shoes” and you’ll be met with a flurry of white and blush pink pairs. While we absolutely love those more traditional hues, there’s no rule that says you can’t wear colorful shoes on your wedding day. Some brides find their shoes make the perfect something blue, but other colors are totally on the table, too. Green is also considered a lucky color in color psychology, as well as in many cultures, making it a beautiful addition to any wedding. Whether you’ve always known you want to wear green bridal shoes or you’re just starting to explore the possibility, there truly is a pair to suit every style.
Since you want your shoes to still match the theme of the wedding, we spoke to bridal fashion experts to get their advice on what to look for when shopping for green bridal shoes. With their help, we researched options that are comfortable, easy to walk in, and made from durable materials, so you can wear them for the entire day, and well beyond your wedding. From crystal-embellished stilettos to delicate satin slingbacks, we set out to find the best pairs for all budgets, sizes, and styles.
Read on for the best green wedding shoes.
Net a Porter
Can’t quite decide between embracing tradition and rewriting the rules of wedding dressing? We love that these stilettos juxtapose an elegant, classic silhouette with a vibrant green that promises to inject a whole lot of fun into your wedding outfit. And thanks to luxurious Italian craftsmanship, you’ll be able to rewear these satin pumps for years to come, too.
Price at the time of publish: $775
Size Range: 5-12 | Materials: Satin upper, leather lining and sole | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shade: Bright green
If you like a heel, but not too much of it, this kitten-heeled pair was made for you. Between their rich green hue, slingback style, satin effect, and bow embellishments, these Jeffrey Campbell sandals will have you party-ready as soon as you slip into them.
Price at the time of publish: $150
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Satin upper, leather insole, rubber sole, plastic heel | Heel Height: 2 inches | Shade: Moss
Whether you plan on wearing flats throughout your ceremony and reception, or you’re looking for a pair to don when it’s time to hit the dance floor, this sweet number is proof you don’t need a heel to make a shoe worthy of a special occasion. These grass green sling backs strike the perfect balance of romantic and playful.
Price at the time of publish: $198
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Leather upper, lining and sole | Heel Height: 0.78 inches | Shade: Bright green
These affordable pointed toe pumps look way more expensive than they actually are. We love the sculpted triangle heel and bright satin shade. While they’re quite high, ankle straps keep you secured. Repurpose them for post-wedding dinner dates and nights out on the town.
Price at the time of publish: $36
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Satin | Heel Height: 4.25 inches | Shade: Celery green
Who says green wedding shoes can’t also strike a classic chord? These suede slingbacks are a pastel dream for romantic brides. We’re giving out extra points for the pointed toe, square heel, and square top line details. Plus, they have a contoured footbed for arch support, a non-slip sole, and are made from lightweight materials for breathability. What’s not to love?
Price at the time of publish: $120
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Leather upper, synthetic lining and insole | Heel Height: 1.75 inches | Shade: Mint green
From a label that prides itself on marrying “Italian romance” and “California cool,” it doesn’t get much better than these lace-up wedges—they’re a fun choice for the the bride who’s always the life of the party. Pair them with a simple gown to really elevate the look.
Price at the time of publish: $178
Size Range: 6-10 | Materials: Leather upper, sole and lining | Heel Height: 2.75 inches | Shade: Bright green
Brighten up your dress with these bold, metallic green sandals. The simple design complements all dress styles, although it’s especially appropriate for a retro, Studio 54-inspired dress. They’re also available in wide sizes, and feet will thank you for that supportive block heel. .
Price at the time of publish: $44
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Man made materials | Heel Height: 3.3 inches | Shade: Metallic green
We can already picture these lime green sandals catching the light at your spring or summer wedding. The apple candy color is certain to make a statement, but the simple, strappy style means that it’s still easy to pull off this pair without looking too over the top.
Price at time of publish: $55+
Size Range: 5.5-12 | Materials: Synthetic upper, lining and sole | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shade: Lime green
Although stilettos look beautiful and some can even be comfortable, brides often need to switch to a lower pair of shoes after a few hours. While these are pretty enough to wear for your ceremony if you wish to, they’ll also make you draw a sigh of relief if you change into them after wearing higher heels. That’s all thanks to a design that molds your arches and helps relieve heel pain. The brand recommends wearing them a few days before to get the optimal fit.
Price at time of publish: $140+
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Suede upper, synthetic footbed, rubber sole | Heel Height: 2.5 inches | Shade: Olive green
There’s a reason so many brides fall for these Loeffler Randall beauties. With their metallic fabric and dramatic bows, they’re fun, feminine, and certainly special enough for your wedding. Besides, the padded footbed and round block heel mean you’ll be holding your own on the dance floor until the early hours.
Price at time of publish: $395+
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Textile upper, leather footbed and sole | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shade: Emerald
Porte & Paire
These dark green velvet pumps are as chic as they come. They feature a stiletto heel that’s not too high (so walking down the aisle will be little easier), as well as an elegant V-shape and thin ankle strap for the most flattering fit.
Price at time of publish: $295+
Size Range: 5-12 | Materials: Velvet upper | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shade: Emerald
Green bridal shoes may not be the most traditional choice, but these classic pumps by Sam Edelman in discreet pistachio shade come pretty close. These will complement any style of dress silhouette, from the simplest slip to the most intricate ballgown.
Price at time of publish: $110+
Size Range: 4-14 | Materials: Suede upper, synthetic insole | Heel Height: 4 inches | Shade: Summer pear
For the glamorous bride, nothing short of rhinestone stilettos will do. These dark turquoise heels may be vertiginous, but thanks to foam padded insoles, they’re also really comfy. Prepare to dazzle your guests on the big day.
Price at time of publish: $160+
Size Range: 5-10 | Materials: Textile and rhinestone upper, mixed material main, textile sole | Heel Height: 3.75 inches | Shade: Dark turquoise
Sam Edelman sure knows how to make a wedding shoe. These scaled, metallic sandals evoke a mermaid vibe that will look the part at a beach wedding, though they’re also understated enough to work for any style of ceremony. And since these are blue green, you have our full blessing to use them as your something blue.
Price at time of publish: $130+
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Leather upper and insole, rubber sole, plastic heel | Heel Height: 4.5 inches | Shade: Sea green
Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi crystal buckle-embellished pump has been spotted on real brides around the world ever since it was first designed in 2008, and with good reason. Why not make it your own by opting for this sumptuous emerald shade? These are a wonderful investment, too, since they’re comfortable enough to wear throughout your honeymoon and for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $1,125+
Size Range: 5-12 | Materials: Satin and crystal upper, padded leather footbed, leather lining and sole | Heel Height: 4.3 inches | Shade: Emerald
These grass-green sandals feature an intricate floral appliqué that looks stunning for a spring event or outdoor wedding. The square toe and tapered heel give these adorable heels a soft ‘90s feel as well, which is perfect for the trend-driven romantic bride.
Price at time of publish: $110
Size Range: 5.5-11 | Materials: Synthetic upper, lining and sole | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shade: Jade green
If you love a touch of green but aren’t willing to commit to a fully green shoe, this leaf and flower-embroidered pair is just the thing. This retro-inspired choice will gracefully complement a ‘50s style tea length skirt or a ’60’s style tailored suit.
Price at time of publish: $415+
Size Range: 5-11 | Materials: Silk and mesh upper, leather lining and sole | Heel Height: 2.5 inches | Shade: Sheer, blush, blue, green
What to Look for in Green Bridal Shoes
When it comes to green bridal shoes, there’s a big difference in effect between a grass green wedge and a pastel pump. “One shade won’t fit all with endless styles available to fit every personality,” says stylist Stacee Michelle. “Location, season, and theme of your wedding are critical to consider when choosing the best material, style, and shade of green.”
For instance, bright green shoes, like Revolve LPA Lace Up Wedge, make a particularly lovely choice for a country wedding as a nod to the surrounding nature. Sam Edelman Gemmie Heel, in a striking seafoam green, would look lovely by the sea for your beach wedding—as well as being a more discreet shade if you don’t want to completely do away with tradition.
Same goes for your shoes’ material: A suede or satin will create a more traditional look, while rhinestones or metallics will make a bigger splash. The choice really is yours, though you should also consider your wedding setting as well—a velvet shoe like Porte & Paire Velvet Pumps is a beautiful choice for winter. For a warm-weather wedding, go for lime green leather sandals like Journee Collection Lenorra Sandal.
Comfort should be your number one priority, according to Hartman. It makes sense: Nobody wants to be treating a blister on their wedding day. “Comfort is different for everyone, so be practical about what works for you and be sure to lightly wear in your shoes for your wedding day,” the expert suggests. “I recommend doing this by walking around in a very thin sock on a carpeted surface (to save the soles).”
If you’re worried about walking down the aisle in super high heels, stick to block or low heels like, Jeffrey Campbell’s slingbacks. You can also opt for a heel made with extra cushioning like, Vionic Rosabel Heeled Sandal.
For Hartman, it doesn’t matter what shade of green you pick as long as it makes sense with the general aesthetic of your wedding. “It should be cohesive with at least one other element like your bridesmaids dresses, flowers, or invitations,” she says. However she cautions that you don’t want to be too matchy matchy: “Don’t match your shoes to your partner’s tie!”
Meanwhile, Michelle notes that the shade you go for will set the tone for the day: A mint green shoe, like Naturalizer Lesley, will ensure you keep it classic while a bright shade, like Gianvito Rossi Satin Pumps, will help you flaunt your boldness.
It’s your wedding day, and you should wear whichever shoes you please—even, or especially—if they’re not in a classic color. “I highly encourage a green statement shoe with the right wedding gown,” Michelle says. “Green represents a new beginning, pairs perfectly with ivory, and is an unexpected way to add playfulness and a feminine touch to your wedding day runway. Choose wisely, and they’ll work with multiple outfits well past your nuptials.”
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Iris Goldsztajn is a Paris-born, London-based freelance writer with 10 years of experience covering fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle for the likes of Brides, InStyle, Marie Claire, British Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Refinery29 and many more. For this article, Iris drew on her own experience with different shoe styles and spoke to bridal styling experts Stacee Michelle and Lauren Hartman to gain further insights into which pair of green bridal shoes will perfectly complement your unique wedding look.