Guests at the recent nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received a dossier along with their gilded wedding invitations detailing a strict dress code. One of the royal fashion decrees for the female guests indicated no open-toed shoes allowed.
Clearly, palace protocol was pushing pumps to go with the pomp and pageantry. It’s doubtful any of the guests who copped a coveted invite to the wedding of the year complained about having to spend the day in heels. Certainly not the newly-anointed Duchess of Sussex, who glided down the aisle to her Prince Charming in a silk duchess satin pointed toe couture shoe by Givenchy.
But for brides not marrying aristocracy this summer and who want comfort to go hand-in-hand with their convivial vows, there is now wedding footwear that provide a cushioned trip to the altar. Behold, the most comfortable yet stylish shoe to ever cross the matrimonial threshold — the wedding sneaker.
Keds paired up with Kate Spade for a collection of sneakers embellished with sparkling glitter dust, a spray of jewels or peppered with pearls, these sneakers also have a slightly stacked sole to give you some height without the pain of pointy heels. They are ideal for those destination beach weddings or for those ceremonies taking place outdoors on a lawn. Older brides can also appreciate the ease and cool charm of these sneakers which will allow them to kick up their heels all night on the dance floor.
But unlike white bridal satin pumps, which never get another wearing after the Big Day, these bridal sneakers can live happily ever after in your wardrobe. Dress them down with jeans or dress them up with a sleek pantsuit. Such versatile shoes are worthy of a royal toast.
The Kate Spade X Keds Bridal Sneakers are available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com.