Step It Up: 5 Shoe Styles For Grooms

Not sure what to wear down there? We’ve got men’s wedding shoes in five popular hues, plus tips for how to rock them.

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The signature wedding hue isn’t just for brides—wear Brooks Brothers’ classic red brick–soled bucks with a linen or seersucker suit for a warm-weather event. $248 at Brooks Brothers, 921 SW Morrison St, brooksbrothers.com

These Brooks Brothers walnut-colored French calfskin cap-toes with perforations, pinking, and toe medallions can walk the aisle any season and class up suits in any color but charcoal or black. $428 at Brooks Brothers, 921 SW Morrison St, brooksbrothers.com

We envision Magnanni’s swanky leather sneakers, dubbed the Cristian Grey (tee-hee…), on a fun-loving fella in a sharp blue or gray suit. The sleek silhouette conveys new-wave sophistication. $325 at Nordstrom Downtown Portland, 701 SW Broadway, nordstrom.com

Moma’s navy Italian leather oxfords with a dark gray embossed vamp are truly versatile: pair with a tan suit for a snazzy summer soirée or with gray or black formal wear for a fall or winter gala. $492 at Halo Shoes, 938 NW Everett St, haloshoes.com

Magnanni’s velvet slipons make a fine finish for a tuxedo at your formal affair. For nights on the town post-wedding, pair them with dark jeans, an open-collar shirt, and your tuxedo jacket or a black blazer. $295 at Marios, 833 SW Broadway, marios.mitchellstores.com

While we do admire a man in a dapper pair of kicks, today’s grooms are welcome to think outside the oxford box. Depending on the tone and setting for your event, cowboy boots, flip-flops, and favorite sneakers—from checkered Vans to customized Nikes to beloved Chuck Taylors—are all fair footwear fodder.