Hundreds of brides-to-be, anxious to get their hands on their dream dresses, recently swarmed bridal hotspot Kleinfeld’s for the shop’s annual blowout sale. These betrothed women were more than happy to chat about their wedding style and what shoes they’ll don on the big day.
1. Linda Huynh, 27
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Favorite shoe brand: Dansko
Bridal style: Non-traditional and casual
Most important features in a wedding shoe: Comfort and a pop of color. “I’m having green bridesmaids dresses, so I think I want a green shoe.”
2. Galit Shalhon, 29
Hometown: New York City
Favorite shoe brands: Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo
Bridal style: Traditional
Most important feature in a wedding shoe: Style. “I care more about my shoes than my dress and want them to be a deep blue color.”
3. Connie Zarate, 41
Hometown: Long Island City, N.Y.
Favorite shoe brands: Aerosoles, Nine West
Bridal style: “I want a country, romantic wedding.”
Most important feature in a wedding shoe: Comfort. “I’m wearing ballerina flats.”
4. Michaeline Mairone, 30
Favorite shoe brands: Frye, Nine West
Bridal style: Non-traditional. “I want a Romanesque, beach wedding.”
Most important feature in a wedding shoe: A low heel to up the comfort factor, such as “a traditional shoe in an ivory that matches my dress.”
5. Lindsey Chadwick, 27
Favorite shoe bands: No standouts. “I shop at a lot of vintage stores.”
Bridal style: Vintage and non-traditional
Most important features in a wedding shoe: Comfort and a lower heel. “I want something that’s basic and versatile.”
6. Chelsea Bordeaux, 28
Hometown: Holly, Mich.
Favorite shoe brands: Christian Louboutin, Guess, Nina
Bridal style: Traditional and romantic
Most important feature in a wedding shoe: Style. “I’ve been looking at two shoes — a bright yellow one with a flower on it and a lace peep-toe [pump].
7. Rachel Dombro, 24
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
Favorite shoe brands: Cole Haan, Nine West
Bridal style: “Traditional with a twist.”
Most important feature in a wedding shoe: Comfort. “I need to be able to dance in it and want to stand out in a bright color, probably blue, green or pink.”
8. Dorothy Devenecia, 30
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Favorite shoe brands: Cole Haan, Pour La Victoire
Bridal style: Simple, chic and non-traditional
Most important features in a wedding shoe: Style and comfort. “I want a standout shoe [that matches] my bridesmaids’ dresses. We’re getting married in [Cabo San Lucas, Mexico], so I might even have more than one pair.”