Anyone who’s been to a concert knows that if you have on the wrong shoes, you’re toast. You’re probably going to be walking a lot (why are the parking lots always so far away?), not to mention standing a lot, so you want something comfortable. Plus, as with any crowded place where there are beverages present, you don’t want your pristine suede boots or white sneakers to become a casualty of the fun event. And last but certainly not least, you want stylish shoes to go with your equally stylish outfit! What’s a concert-going girl to do given these footwear limitations? Not to worry—there are plenty of cute shoe styles that will see you through a lengthy concert without crippling you or getting ruined in the process, and that are versatile enough to wear to any concert venue.
Read on to find out what the best concert shoes are, and may you be the best dressed girl at the show!
Block-heel ankle boots are not only cool and classic but also sturdy and stable enough to see you through a long night on your feet. Additionally, they’re a perfect option for girls that love to wear heels. Just make sure the heel isn’t too high, and avoid ones made out of suede.
High-top sneakers are a great choice if you’re going for a casual vibe or want to add a streetwear edge to your look. Bonus: It doesn’t get more comfortable than this style. Celebs love to make theirs look effortless by tying the laces halfway up, allowing the tops of the shoes to hang loose.
Flats are clearly comfortable, but if you want something a little special and fancy for a concert, we suggest wearing flats with ankle ties, which are wildly popular right now. Opt for a printed or ballet-inspired pair for an of-the-moment look.
A fun look to channel for a concert is grunge, and the perfect shoes to do so are flat lace-up ankle boots. This moto-inspired style was all over the fall runways, so retailers are starting to stock them with haste. These boots were made for walking.
It’s understandable that you may not want your feet covered up in the warmer months. Our suggestion? Wear a pair of low-heeled ankle-strap sandals. The ankle straps will provide stability, and the walkable heels make them a little dressier.
The easiest of sneakers lends skater vibes and a casual-cool touch to any look—perfect for a concert! Try them with a midi dress for an unexpected, fashion girl–approved combination.
Platforms are having a moment right now, and a concert is a great opportunity to try out the ’90s throwback trend again. They’ll give you a boost without the wobbly effect of heels. We love them with cropped denim flares.
Tell us what shoes you’ve been wearing to summer concerts in the comments below!
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