Searching for the Perfect Pair of Red Shoes for Graduation? We’ve Got You.

By Emily •  Updated: 02/07/21 •  3 min read

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Looking for just the right pop of color to stand out in the sea of black or blue graduation gowns? A pair of red shoes for graduation is exactly what you need.

But finding that perfect pair of graduation shoes is no small task. With so many options how can you possibly narrow it down.

From bright red heels to more subdued flats there’s just so much to choose from. To hopefully help you out I’ve combed through some of my go to websites and selected a few of my favorites to show here. 

But obviously you don’t just want to know what I like because, well, my style may not match yours. So I’ve asked a few friends to share their top picks too.

I’ve tried to capture a little bit of everything from heels to wedges to flats and sandals. I’m sure you’ll find some cute red shoes to wear to your graduation ceremony.

Red Heels for Graduation

If you could see my closet you’d realize how obsessed I am with heels. I’m wearing them constantly. But, consider wearing red heels to graduation carefully.

If your ceremony is anything like mine you’ll end up spending a lot of time on your feet throughout the day. Personally, If you decide to go the heels route I’d recommend bringing some extra flats in your purse just in case.

Here’s a few of my favorite red heels I found for graduation.

Point Toe Stiletto Heeled PumpsPoint Toe Ankle Strap Chunky Heeled Pumps

Bold Red Flats for Graduation

Like I said, you’ll probably be doing a lot of standing at your graduation ceremony, so wearing flats may be a great option. But I definitely recommend find flats that have at least something of a cushion to them and aren’t basically just walking around barefoot because that’s also incredibly uncomfortable.

Here’s my top picks for red graduation flats.

Knot Decor Ankle Strap FlatsPoint Toe Patent Leather FlatsMinimalist Ballet Flats

Red Wedges

Admittedly I’m not a huge wedge person so I leaned on some friends for their favorites here. Have some other suggestions for red wedges? Drop a link in the comments section below.

And looking for a red dress to pair with your bright red shoes? Check out our favorite red graduation dresses

Mix it Up With Red Sneakers for Graduation

If you’re looking to break from the traditional formal shoe, wearing sneakers is definitely a trendy way to go. Plus, I can’t think of a more comfortable option to wear all day long. The Allbirds are definitely my favorite and a shoe I wear regularly so I definitely recommend them.

But there are some other awesome red sneakers you could sneak by (pun intended) with at your commencement ceremony.

Allbirds Women's Tree Skipper Boat Shoes, Lychee, Size 9Allbirds Women's High Top Shoes, Red, Size 7

Red Sandals

If sandals are more your thing then these picks are for you. From the ultra strappy to the basic I’ve tried to gather a nice collection of sandals that suit every taste.

Tie Leg Thin Strap SandalsTwo Thin Band Open Toe Flat Slide SandalsClear Stiletto Heeled Lace Up Sandals

Red Boots for Commencement

Graduating in winter? Then you definitely shouldn’t go with any of those sandals above. Stay warm in a nice pair of bright red boots and really stand out when you cross the stage.

Point Toe Chunky Heeled Ankle BootsPoint Toe Stiletto Heeled Ankle BootsRound Toe Letter Patch Slouchy Boots

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