A Woman's Right to Shoes

We’ve all seen the episode; Carrie’s Manolo Blahnik’s mysteriously go missing at a friend’s party after she is forced to take off her shoes upon entry. Carrie’s friend, Kyra, “shoe-shames” her by stating that the shoes are much too extravagant and only offers to reimburse her for a little less than half of the cost. Carrie figures out that she’s spent close to $2300 to celebrate Kyra’s marriage and children, but yet she hasn’t received a gift to celebrate her since graduation. So she takes a stand for single womankind, registers herself at Manolo Blahnik and eventually Kyra buys her a new pair. The episode ends with a typical Bradshaw inspirational conclusion:

“The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.”

Perhaps, then Ms. Bradshaw, the most special shoe is the one you that brings you from your past-single life to your future married one. Your wedding planning is full of important decisions, but which pair of shoes you’ll wear is a without a doubt a fun one. Sure, we see silver, ivory and rhinestone encrusted pairs, but we also see flip-flops, bright colors, glitter and if you’re a Father of the Bride fan, the occasional sequin-laced sneaker. Take a peak at the photos below to see what our brides are sporting down the aisle.

Photography by Person & Killian
Photography by Person & Killian
Photography by Gigi De Manio

So go on, declare your right to shoes. Whether you want to be comfortable in flats or glamming it up in bedazzled heels – it’s YOUR day and it should be as perfect as possible. Every woman at one point or another wants to walk in a bride’s shoes. But if you so desire, you can even walk in a married Carrie Bradshaw’s shoes. No, really, you can. See below for some of the latest pairs from the runway an about-to-be married gal can walk in on their own white runway. 

Manolo Blahnik ‘Something Blue’ Satin Pump at Bergdorf Goodman

Jimmy Choo ‘Nova’ Slingback Pump at Neiman Marcus

Jimmy Choo ‘Salt’ Platform at Nordstrom

‘Slim Crystal Bow’ Flip Flop at Havaianas