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7 Wedding Guest Shoes That Are Comfortable Enough to Stand In for Hours

These heels, sandals, and flats will take you from the ceremony to the dance floor pain-free.
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It feels like spring just started yesterday, but your summer calendar may already be filled with weddings. An outfit, sunscreen, and a party-ready attitude are obviously a must, but one other thing on your packing list? A pair of dress shoes you can actually dance in. 

Whether you're committed to wearing heels or prefer to rock flat sandals, you need wedding guest shoes that can get you through hours of standing, walking, and letting loose on the dance floor. Below are seven pairs that you won't want to take off, according to shopper reviews.

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Naturalizer Banks Heels

BUY IT, $100, (WAS $110)

Low but sophisticated, this asymmetrical design was built for versatility and comfort. And while pointed toes have a reputation for being pinchy, one Zappos reviewer assures that this pair of block heels felt "extremely comfortable" on their wide, blister-prone feet. Another shopper even said they were able to "dance all night" in these on the very first wear. 

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Born Inlet Sandal

BUY IT, $95

These sleek sling-back sandals prove flats can make a statement, especially considering that they come in summery colors like turquoise, yellow, and this soft pink in addition to basics like black and tan. Plus, with a fully cushioned footbed, one customer compared wearing these shoes to "walking on clouds," and another called them "perfect from the first time [they] put them on."

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Caslon Briana Platform Sandal

BUY IT, $50, (WAS $70)

With two adjustable straps and a wide, cushioned sole, these platforms are "more comfortable than being barefoot," per one shopper's review. Available in black, beige, and tangerine, these shoes add a couple inches while keeping your foot secure. Plus, so many swear that they're a magnet for compliments. 

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Comfortiva Neima Heel

BUY IT, $85

"When I find a dress shoe I can wear for several hours without wanting to tear them off, I consider myself fortunate. These shoes are definitely in that category," wrote one customer. This classic-looking shoe features shock-absorbant cushioning, making it so much more comfortable than your average heel.

Comfy Wedding Guest Shoes
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Birkenstock Daloa Ankle Strap Sandal

BUY IT, $100

Dress shoes and outdoor weddings don't always pair well, especially when grassy surfaces are involved. The solution? A pair of cute sandals that can handle a little dirt. This strappy pair from Birkenstock has a contoured footbed and cushioned insole to keep your feet aligned and supported. According to one shopper, this particular style "has all the comfort and simplicity of Birks, without the frump factor." Another customer agreed that they're "comfy right out of the box."

Comfy Wedding Guest Shoes
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Vionic Yasmin Suede Heel

BUY IT, $140

Founded by podiatrists and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), this brand makes ultra-comfy shoes with foot health in mind (a few pairs have even ended up on the Oprah's Favorite Things annual list). With a deep, foot-aligning heel cup and adjustable straps to account for ankle swelling, the Yasmin Heel is no exception. "These shoes are a godsend," raved one reviewer with chronic foot and knee discomfort, adding they could walk in these "with no pain."

Comfy Wedding Guest Shoes
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Naturalizer Vivienne Ballet Flat

BUY IT, $55 (WAS $79)

Classic ballet flats are a solid choice for any formal occasion, and these leather slippers will take you from ceremony to reception pain-free. Lightweight, joint-protective cushioning lines the footbed, while grippy soles keep you secure on the dance floor. "The cut is perfect and there's even arch support, unlike many flats," wrote one reviewer, adding that they were comfortable enough to "wear them all day."