Possibly one of the most exciting and memorable times in the life of a teenager, going to prom is all about the glitz and glam, and choosing the perfect prom shoes is almost as important as choosing the outfit.
There are so many things that need to be taken into consideration when looking for the perfect pair of prom shoes, it could be that you want them to match the colour of your dress, or you want a particular heel height.
Here, we’re going to take a look at what you might need to consider when deciding what type of prom shoes to wear such as style, heel height and colour, as well as how to pick prom shoes to best suit the shape and size of your feet.
There are a number of factors that can influence the style of prom shoes that you go for, often you’ll want them to be in keeping with your outfit as well as make a style statement all on their own. One of the main things to consider is comfort, you’re likely to spend a large portion of the party on your feet so ensuring your prom shoes are comfortable and easy to walk in would be the first thing to take into account.
We all have our limits when it comes to heel height, and some people can tolerate higher heels than others. If you want to wear heels to prom, the best way to work out the most suitable heel height for you is to sit down then raise your leg, allowing your foot to relax. In this relaxed position, your foot should naturally go to point, at this stage, the distance between your heel and toes measured at a right angle will give you the optimum heel height for the most com
Shoe size can also have an impact on the type of style you go for, having smaller feet is often symptomatic of being more petite in stature, with that in mind, a chunkier platform sole can help to add height without having to increase the height of the heel, making them more comfortable to wear. On the flip side, larger feet are often attributed to having a taller frame, though there is nothing to say you can’t wear high heels if you wish, kitten heels are often better suited.
You may also want to consider the width of your feet. If you have a narrow foot, round or almond toe shoes are better suited. Wider feet tend to suit a pointed or open toe style of prom shoe as they help to elongate the foot. And don’t forget strappy sandals can work for everyone and look particularly good when you fancy a really delicate and feminine look.
As well as the heel height and type of toe, what about embellishments and design? Are you looking to keep your prom shoes simple and sleek or do you fancy setting the world on fire with all over sparkle? Whatever you decide, ankle straps, laces and block heels are bang on trend this year, so don’t be afraid to mix it up!
When selecting the colour of your prom shoes, don’t be afraid to go a little wild. Neon, vibrant and metallic colours are particularly popular right now and they will always make you stand out from the crowd.
It may be that you’d prefer to match your shoes to your outfit, so what works best? If you’re wearing a black prom dress, virtually any colour footwear will work well, you could even accessories to match, so if you go for silver shoes for example, you could also go for silver jewellery and matching bag.
You might have opted for a coloured dress, in this instance you could either go for a pair of shoes that match in colour or you could go for a contrasting colour. So if you’re wearing a blue prom dress, you could wear blue shoes but white, silver and red shoes will also work well and you’ll definitely make a style statement!
If you’ve decided to go for a dress that has a number of different colours in it, the best thing to do would be to pick one of the colours in the dress, a muted version of one of these colours will also work well. Avoid pairing a multicoloured prom dress with multicoloured prom shoes, as this can be a little overwhelming.
We’ve mentioned heel height a couple of times but there a number of different heel heights that you can choose from and it’s becoming increasingly more popular to go for something completely different, with fashion trainers and chunky boots leading the way if you prefer a more punky look.
These days it’s not uncommon for children that are about to leave primary school to have a prom. As their feet are still growing, we would always recommend opting for the lowest heel possible as to avoid any issues. Mary jane style shoes are a particularly good choice for young prom-goers.
The cost of prom shoes can vary widely, it all comes down to how much you would like to spend and just how much you might love a certain pair of shoes. There are a few things to remember though when buying prom shoes. Firstly, how often are you going to wear the shoes you buy? What is my budget? If you’re on a pretty tight budget, always check out the extensive range of party shoes that Shoe Zone have to offer, we have lots of styles available all at prices that won’t break the bank and they’re ideal for prom.
If you’re buying prom shoes for children, always take into account how quickly their feet grow. Are they likely to wear the shoes more than once before they no longer fit? Bearing this in mind, is it worth spending a large amount of money on prom shoes? Again, this is something that Shoe Zone can definitely help you with.
As prom season approaches, it’s likely you’re starting to shop around for the perfect pair of shoes, or you may already have your sights set on those heels that are to die for. But whatever you decide to go for, we’re certain you’ll look absolutely amazing and don’t forget… dance like no-one is watching!