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Your graduation shoes play two important rols on your graduation day.
First, avoiding that ever embarrassing moment of tripping on stage.
And second, for much of the day, it’s the only part of your outfit anyone else will see, so you want to choose the right pair of shoes.
To help you in your search for the perfect grad shoe I picked out a few of my favorites.
As you try to decide what shoes you wear to graduation I recommend looking for something practical but stylish. Stick to shoes you can walk in comfortably.
Many people don’t account for how much time you’ll spend standing around at your ceremony. Before the ceremony starts you’ll probably be standing around waiting to walk in.
Then after the ceremony there’s visiting with friends and a plethora of pictures, which means more standing.
Tips for Choosing Graduation Shoes
- You may want to avoid stilettos, especially if you’ll be walking around on grass.
- Consider wearing shoes with ankle straps for added support.
- Wedges are an excellent choice since they’re easier to walk in.
- Don’t be afraid to wear flats, you won’t be the only one.
Wedges for Graduation
Like I said above, I think wedges are the all around best graduation shoe. They’re comfortable, they’re much easier to walk in then pumps, and they can look great with many outfits. Here’s a few of my favorites.
If you feel confident rocking heels at your graduation go for it. There are so many cute pumps it’s hard to just pick a few but any of these would make for great graduation shoes.
And don’t worry about matching your shoes to your graduation gown/hat. I think using your shoes to add a pop of color to that outfit is perfect.
Best Flats for Graduation
Flats are definitely the most comfortable graduation shoe. I’m kind of a fan of pointed toe flats as you can see but if you’re looking for ballet flats Amazon has lots of cute options (These one’s are all available with Prime shipping and are 4 stars or higher).
Sandals for Graduation
Show off that fresh pedicure with these cute sandals for your graduation ceremony.
I love wearing heeled sandals. Their comfortable on hot days and they look great with dresses. You know you’ll look good when you pair any of these sandals with our favorite graduation dresses.
Women’s Boots for Graduation
If you’re graduating in winter you may want to skip the open toe shoes above and opt for something a bit warmer. There are many good looking boots to choose from that will look fantastic while also keeping your feet warm on a cold winter day.