Wedding season is officially upon us. Before you can get excited about boogying on the dance floor, hitting up the open bar, and seeing friends or loved ones tie the knot, it’s important to consider your wardrobe.
We’re here to tell you that, yes, you can wear sneakers to a wedding – as long as they’re the right ones. Your favorite brand is likely to have a perfect pair, and with numerous styles and price ranges, we have you covered. We’ve even included the perfect sneaker to object to in.
It’s time to lace up and put your party shoes on.
Air Jordan 11 Retro Cap and Gown
Sure, it may be named the Air Jordan 11 Retro Cap and Gown, but a graduation ceremony isn’t necessary to rock these kicks. In fact, a wedding will do just fine. Also known as the “Prom Night,” this sneaker boasts an all-black colorway and pays homage to Michael Jordan’s original design influence of wanting a basketball shoe he could wear off-court – like with a suit. Meant to represent graduation ceremonies, the “Cap and Gown” features a suede upper with the famous patent leather mudguard, a black metal Jumpman logo on the ankle, and rope laces inspired by graduation cords.
adidas Stan Smith White Green (OG)
If you’re in the market for a great sneaker to wear to a wedding without breaking the bank, the adidas Stan Smith is a solid choice. It’s appropriately named OG for a reason – it’s a classic style that still looks good after all these years. True to its original design, the Stan Smith’s silhouette has endured sneaker style for four decades. Featuring a crisp white upper, the shoe is constructed from a series of high-performance recycled materials called Primegreen. Stan Smith logos on the tongue and heel tab are complemented by three perforated stripes, rounding out this tried and true favorite.
Common Projects Original Achilles White
The Common Projects Original Achilles in White has achieved cult status, thanks to its impeccable construction and sleek minimalist design. This white version will look good with any outfit, and can be dressed up, down, and everything in between, ensuring that you’ll look super dapper at a nice occasion like a wedding.
Vans Slip-On True White
Another excellent sneaker for a budget, the Vans Slip-On True White, has an all-white colorway that’s simple, clean, and able to coordinate with any outfit. This classic silhouette from the iconic skateboarding company features sturdy slip-on canvas uppers, padded collars, elastic side accents, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.
Balenciaga Speed Trainer Black White (2021)
The Balenciaga Speed Trainer in this black and white colorway makes for a classy and sleek look that’s easy to dress up. This trainer features a sock-like design that has an ultra-flexible molded sole, along with an extra light fit that has a nearly barefoot feel. Call it the perfect shoe for hitting the dance floor. Plus, it’s Balenciaga, so you have to call it luxury.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High NRG
Known as the “Patent Gold Toe” edition, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High NRG features a black, metallic gold, and Summit White upper, along with gold toes and tongue tags, as well as a black tongue. The sneaker’s medial is in black/gold, while the lateral presents in black, white, and gold, making it almost look miss-matched. Pair this sneaker with a rich navy or blue shirt or suit, and you’ve got the Midas touch.
Nike Dunk High Panda
The Nike Dunk High Panda boasts a neutral color tone that makes it a perfect sneaker to dress up or down for any occasion. Featuring a smooth black and white full-grain leather that makes up the entire upper, the sneaker is complemented by a black outsole and white midsole that rings true to the panda motif. A University Red Nike Air Swoosh logo embroidered on the tongue tag rounds out the look. There’s a reason this is routinely the most traded sneaker of the week on StockX.
Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘07
Considered an essential colorway to the Nike empire, the Air Force 1 Low ‘07 is consistently restocked, due to its timeless silhouette. Featuring an all-white leather upper with a perforated toe box and Swoosh overlays, the sneaker is completed by a Nike heel embroidery and white sole. It’s an affordable, sleek sneaker, and the all-white colorway ensures a clean, smooth look, perfect for a classy occasion like, you know, a wedding.
Nike Kwondo 1 G-Dragon PEACEMINUSONE Triple White
In collaboration with South Korean rapper, G-Dragon, the Nike Kwondo 1 G-Dragon PEACEMINUSONE Triple White boasts a triple white leather upper with brongue trim that nods to classic golf and dress shoes. As the sneaker version of a brogue, this will fit right into the festivities. PEACEMINUSONE branding on the lace shroud and a triple white sole rounds out the design. If you’re in the market for a white sneaker with just a little bit of an edge, look no further than this.
Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘07
Behold, the perfect sneaker to object to in. The all-black Air Force 1 Low features a triple smooth black leather upper with a matching Air sole and laces. The history of the iconic AF-1 line is reflected in the subtle Nike Air embroidery on the heel tab. A metallic lace tag and woven tongue label complete the design. We all know that Black AF1s are the perfect shoe to go wild in, so if you’re feeling dark, this is the sneaker for you.