14 Cool Wedding Shoes for Your Groom

The essential finishing touch to any outfit? The right pair of shoes. Here, fashion pro John Paul Tran shares his favorite shoes for grooms and groomsmen.

Photography by: Collin Hughes

Berluti Alessandro Lace-Up Box Calf Leather Shoe

The below simple lace-up shoe is made from a single piece of leather, and the design dates back to 1895. The epitome of clean, classic style, these shoes will last you for years ($1,850, neimanmarcus.com).


Tom Ford Austin Cap Toe Brougue

Want a shoe that speaks classic and sophisticated? Try these Tom Ford Austin Cap Toe Brougues. The name alone says it all—they're perfect if you want to get married in understated style. And they come in three colors ($1,990, tomford.com).

Tom Ford

Louis Vuitton Canyon Derby

On the flip side, if you want a little more flair to your shoe that isn't too serious, try Louis Vuitton's waxed calf-leather take on the classic brogue with a crepe wedge sole ($885, louisvuitton.com).

Louis Vuitton

Topman Mint Green Suede Derby Shoes

These awesome Mint Green Suede Derby Shoes would add the perfect splash of color to any groom or groomsmen outfit. The best part about them is that once the wedding is over you'll be able to wear them with your everyday wardrobe—and they're machine washable ($90, topman.com).

Top Man

Jimmy Choo Rufus Black Velvet and Patent Slippers

Jimmy Choo isn't just a brand for the ladies. They also make great men's shoes. Want something different and unique for the big day? Try these black velvet and patent leather slippers. They're sophisticated, current, and so not your typical slip-on ($650, jimmychoo.com).

Jimmy Choo

Tommy Hilfiger Suede Desert Boot

This Suede Desert Boot from Tommy Hilfiger is a casual-dressy shoe that won't look unusual in a grassy or sandy setting, especially one that takes place in early fall ($99, tommy.com).

Tommy Hilfiger

Gucci Leather Lace-Up Shoe With Studs

The bride doesn't have to get all the attention at the wedding! If standing out is more your style, try these studded leather lace-ups from Gucci ($1,500, gucci.com).


Salvatore Ferragamo Plain Toe Derby

This black leather derby from Ferragamo is perfect for those that want clean, simple style without any flash or show. It's also a great shoe that pairs easily with any business suit or jean, making it a great investment for the future ($580, ferragamo.com).


Gucci Shaded Leather Lace-Up Shoe

Another easy way to make a statement is to go for a bold color. This simple leather lace-up comes in four different hues from Gucci ($695, gucci.com).


Tommy Hilfiger Hilfiger Chelsea

Men that want the look of a dressy shoe but prefer the lean lines of a boot should consider the Hilfiger Chelsea. They come in classic polished black and deep brown leather ($279, tommy.com).

Tommy Hilfiger

Saint Laurent Espadrille in Black Leather

If your wedding falls more into the relaxed or casual category, try these out for a chic look with a tropical flair. Saint Laurent's espadrilles feature the classic rope midsole but are made with black leather—making them sturdier and longer-wearing than your typical canvas slip-on ($395, ysl.com).

Saint Laurent Paris

Hudson Burgundy Leather Postman Shoes

Another favorite pair is this Hudson Leather Postman shoe in burgundy. This is a great look for a slightly more understated wedding. They would work for a casual ceremony during the day, plus they can easily transition to an evening reception, and are super comfortable to dance in ($180, topman.com).

Top Man

Maison Margiela Cuban-Heel Grained-Leather Boots

These Maison Margiela boots are great for those looking for a little height or Southern gents that would much prefer a cowboy boot. Not only do they work for the wedding, but the kicks can be paired with sleek trousers for a clean, streamlined look, or denim for a rock 'n' roll slant ($995, mrporter.com).


Gucci Leather Chelsea Boots

If you're not into a lifted heel, try these classic Chelsea boots from Gucci ($970, mrporter.com).

About the Author

John Paul Tran

John Paul Tran is a seasoned art director with past creative roles at Estee Lauder Corp., Vogue Mexico and Latin America, and agencies such as McCann Erickson and Ogilvy & Mather, to name a few. John Paul has collaborated with top brands and designers including Vera Wang, Cole Haan, L’Oreal, Express, Kohl’s, Talbots, Hourglass Cosmetics, and more. His original vision, versatility...


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