Choose The Right Groomsmen Shoes To Stand Tall On Your Best Mate's Special Day

April 29, 2021

  

So you have the big wedding coming up and you are part of the prestigious groomsmen! This can put quite some stress on the average person as styling a groomsman is not as easy as one thinks.

Choosing the right wedding shoes for men is never an easy decision. But, when the time comes you will have to rise to the occasion.

Everyone knows that the groom is going to be well-dressed. So, the eyes are going to be on the groomsmen when the dance opens. This means you need to ensure that your style quotient is at its optimum because not only your dignity depends on it, but also your friend, the groom’s. Also, if you are a single man who has been chosen for the groomsman role, then you bet your life you are going to need fashion on your side.

There are many types of weddings that one can attend, but the most common one is the black-tie wedding where you will be required to wear a formal suit. This makes the process quite easy for the groom and the groomsmen. All you need to do is go out there and get a good-fitting tux. But, where most people go wrong is the shoes.

Choosing the perfect groomsmen shoes for your big night is not the easiest task. There are quite a few aspects to consider, both in terms of shoe styles and event expectations. So, we have compiled the best possible tips to help you make the right choice. From what the groom is wearing to what the others are wearing; from the style of the event and the dress you have chosen; we have considered all the aspects to bring you the ultimate groomsmen style guide.

By the end of this article, you will not only be able to choose a pair of formal wedding shoes without worry, but you will also be able to pick out the best stores online. 

Let’s get started!

Tip 1: The shoes need to match the groom

This is the first thing you need to keep in mind. The groom’s shoes are your marker but don’t go ahead and buy a replica of the same shoe. The groom is likely to choose formal wedding elevator shoes for men, and this means you will also be following down the same path. If the groom decides to keep it a bit unconventional and wear a pair of derby shoes with the tuxedo, the groomsmen will also have to mix a few fashion elements to match up.

Depending on the heel height the groom has chosen, you can do the same but in a plush-shoe style. This will make it look different enough but the overall fashion quotient will be the same. Laceless formal shoes have become a staple of modern fashion, and they go well with any tuxedo. These shoes are also extremely comfortable, so you will not have to worry about shoe bites as a result of the dance.

The problem arises when the groom chooses to wear a coloured pair of groom shoes. This means you will have to choose between brown or burgundy shoes. So, make sure you choose your tux accordingly. 

Overall, just make sure that your shoes and the groom’s shoes are not wide apart. As long as you are in sync with the overall formal quality of the event, you should have nothing to worry about!

Tip 2: The shoes need to be in sync with the fellow groomsmen

The groomsmen are your partners and you will have to stand with them side by side on many occasions. So, you need to ensure that you don’t stand out. In many weddings, the groomsmen outfits are ordered together. But, even in such a case, the shoes may have to be bought personally. 

You need to start the process with a conversation with your fellow groomsmen. This will tell you what the others are choosing. Based on this you can choose the particular shoe. Make sure to discuss all the details such as whether they are opting for height increase insoles or if they are choosing elevator shoes, etc. The more you know about the choices the other groomsmen are making, the easier it will be for you to find a fitting shoe.

Now, this once again does not mean that you copy the style of another member of the groomsmen. You need to find your original style and not opt for some basic elevator wedding shoes either. A quick fix is to choose a similar shape but in a different design. There are plenty of designer wedding shoes available on the internet, and you will be able to tell whether it’s a reliable seller based on the number of styles they provide.

While some weddings will specify the shoe style of the groomsmen, many others will leave it open-ended and allow you to choose. Usually, the range of choices you will have is not too large as you will have to meet various specifications. But, make a wise choice as well.

Tip 3: The shoes should not be better than the groom’s

This is an important aspect to remember. No matter how stylish you want to look at a big wedding, you need to give the groom the necessary space to stand out. After all, it is he who is going to have one of the most memorable moments of his life. But, don’t use this as an opportunity to dress down! In a formal wedding standing out is quite easy, rather the difficult part is to ensure that you stay in line yet have your distinct style.

If the groom is opting for black oxford shoes, then the groomsmen should choose black as their shoe color as well. Furthermore, if the groom chooses brown shoes, the groomsmen should either be burgundy or black. This will allow the groomsmen to form a great background and allow the groom to be the centre of the event.

The part you need to concentrate on is the shoe style and not the color. Whether the groom decides on oxford or elevator shoes, you need to follow suit and not make your shoe taller. If the groom is choosing laceless plush shoes, you can opt for a similar style or you can also choose laced shoes in the same style.

Tip 4: What if it’s a semi-formal wedding?

Barn weddings and town weddings are becoming increasingly common and they are quite fun. It also gives a welcoming opportunity to break away from black-tie weddings. But, when it comes to choosing groomsmen shoes for such an occasion, it is perhaps tougher.

Not only do you have to keep all of the above aspects in mind, but you will also have to ensure the shoes you choose, complement your semi-formal dress. Slip-on shoes are usually a great choice for this sort of event. You can choose any color you like, and they will go well with your half tux dress.

But, if you want to choose a formal wedding shoe at any cost, then a shiny pair of elevators is least likely to go wrong. For any occasion, formal or semi-formal, formal wedding shoes are something you can always rely on to back up your style quotient.

Final words

A groomsman’s role is extremely important in a wedding. While the bride and the groom will remain at the centre, it’s the groomsmen who will ensure that the stage is set. This requires a certain level of style to pull off. This is why we decided to compile this style guide.

As a groomsman when you choose your shoes you need to put your best foot forward. But, at the same time, you need to ensure that you are complementing your fellow groomsmen and the groom. This process of complementing will guide your entire style sense including the wedding shoes you choose. If you go overboard you will stick out like a sore thumb, and if you under-dress then your purpose as a groomsman will be unfulfilled.

Use these tips to decide the shoes that will ensure you remain exactly in the middle, in the safe zone. When the groomsmen join the dance your shoes will be a part of the entire décor, thus you need to maintain a certain level of decorum to your fashion sense.

This is only possible if you choose a fitting pair of designer shoes to go with your tuxedo. Plan it so that you have enough time to research the various types of shoes that you can choose from. As this will be a one-time buy, you need to ensure that you are going for the right product.

Hope this guide helped you, and you will be at your best on an important night, thanks to JENNEN Shoes!

Men's Shoe Size Guide

FOOT LENGTH (MM) EURO SIZE AUS / UK SIZE US SIZE
235 37 4 6.5
240 38 4.5 7
245 39 5.5 7.5
250 40 6 8
255 41 7 8.5
260 42 8 9
265 43 9 10
272 44 9.5 10.5
280 45 10 11
288 46 11 12

Measure the length of your feet in mm, with your heels against a wall. 

For increased accuracy, ask for assistance when measuring. 

If you have broad feet, we recommend selecting one euro size larger than your measurement.

It's common for one foot to be slightly longer than the other. For example, if your results are: right foot (254mm) and left foot (257mm), then we recommend size 42.

If unsure about sizing, we recommend ordering one euro size larger and a set of 1.2cm Ezylift Insoles. These shoe lift insoles can be inserted into your JENNEN Shoes if there is a little extra room inside, or into your regular shoes for extra height and cushioning. 

Women's Shoe Size Guide

FOOT LENGTH (MM) EURO SIZE AUS / US SIZE UK SIZE
212 35 4 2
220 36 5 3
229 37 6 4
237 38 7 5
246 39 8 6
254 40 9 7

Measure the length of your feet in mm, with your heels against a wall. 

For increased accuracy, ask for assistance when measuring. 

If you have broad feet, we recommend selecting one euro size larger than your measurement.

It's common for one foot to be slightly longer than the other. For example, if your results are: right foot (229mm) and left foot (231mm), then we recommend size 38.

If unsure about sizing, we recommend ordering one euro size larger and a set of 1.2cm Ezylift Insoles. These shoe lift insoles can be inserted into your JENNEN Shoes if there is a little extra room inside, or into your regular shoes for extra height and cushioning. 

Shoe Size Guide

MEN'S SHOE SIZE GUIDE

FOOT LENGTH (MM) EURO SIZE AUS / UK SIZE US SIZE
235 37 4 6.5
240 38 4.5 7
245 39 5.5 7.5
250 40 6 8
255 41 7 8.5
260 42 8 9
265 43 9 10
272 44 9.5 10.5
280 45 10 11
288 46 11 12

WOMEN'S SHOE SIZE GUIDE

FOOT LENGTH (MM) EURO SIZE AUS / US SIZE UK SIZE
212 35 4 2
220 36 5 3
229 37 6 4
237 38 7 5
246 39 8 6
254 40 9 7

Measure the length of your feet in mm, with your heels against a wall. 

For increased accuracy, ask for assistance when measuring. 

If you have broad feet, we recommend selecting one euro size larger than your measurement.

If unsure about sizing, we recommend ordering one euro size larger and a set of 1.2cm Ezylift Insoles. These shoe lift insoles can be inserted into your JENNEN Shoes if there is a little extra room inside, or into your regular shoes for extra height and cushioning.