23 Classy Graduation Shoes to Stride Across the Stage In

By Emily •  Updated: 04/14/19 •  3 min read

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Your graduation shoes play a crucial role in avoiding that ever embarrassing moment of tripping on stage. To help you in your search for the perfect grad shoe I picked out a few of my faves.

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.

Here’s a few tips to guide you as you pick out your shoes.

Wedges for Graduation

Like I said above, I think wedges are the all around best graduation shoe. Here’s a few of my favorites.

These brown wedges are my favorite graduation shoeMorgan Camel Suede Espadrille WedgesCute wedges with a wood heelRamona Beige Suede Wedge Sandal HeelsBlack suede wedgesMorgan Black Suede Espadrille WedgesNeutral wedges for commencementEsme Natural Lace-Up Espadrille WedgesCute brown wedges for a graduation ceremonyAutumn Whiskey Brown Espadrille WedgesLove these black wedges with ankle strapsEsme Black Lace-Up Espadrille Wedges

Looking for a cheap graduation dress? Check out some of our favorite red graduation dresses!

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Graduation Heels

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.

Black pumpsWylenn Black Suede Lace-Up PumpsBeige pumps are fun graduation shoesStormi Nude Suede D’Orsay Pumps – LulusSatin Rhinestone pumpsJazmine Champagne Satin Rhinestone PumpsBlack heels for a classic graduation lookEllarose Black Suede Ankle Strap HeelsDark Blush Pumps - Classic graduation shoesDaisie Dark Blush Patent PumpsFuschia suede pumpsVerra Fuchsia Suede Pumps

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).

Cognac leather flats for graduationHolly Leather Cognac Pointed Toe FlatsYellow suede flatsMareike Yellow Suede Pointed-Toe Lace-Up FlatsWhite womens loafersEmmy White Pointed LoafersRhinestone slingback flatsRhinestone Decor Point Toe Slingback FlatsBlack slingback flatsSuede Slingback Flats


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.

Cute yellow flat sandals for graduationQuin Mustard Suede Flat Sandal HeelsTaupe heeled sandalsLilee Taupe Suede High Heel Sandal Heels – LulusRed heeled sandals for commencementAriana Red Suede High Heel Sandal Heels – LulusStrappy heel sandalsAshton Blue Suede Lace-Up HeelsYellow heel sandalsTaylor Mustard Yellow Suede Stacked Ankle Strap HeelsYellow platform sandals - graduation shoesSeana Mustard Yellow Suede Cork Platform Sandal Heels

Still searching for a graduation dress? Check out some of our favorite long white graduation dresses.

Last update on 2022-09-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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