The 5 Best Shoe Styles to Wear With Wide-Leg Pants 

It's no easy feat picking out which shoes to wear with what, and it becomes even harder when you have too many to choose from. To help make dressing easier (and more manageable), especially when it comes to your footwear, we've put together a handful of guides about which heels, sandals, and sneakers pair best with which pieces in your wardrobe. We've already created a need-to-know guide covering the best shoes to wear with bootcut jeans and picked out the top styles to pair with skinny jeans, and today, we're focusing on the best shoes to wear with wide-leg pants

Wide-leg pants are billowy, flowy, and typically start to flare at the top, unlike the slightly more toned-down bootcut version, which gains volume toward the ankles. When picking shoes for wide-leg jeans, you want to choose a pair that works with their voluminous silhouette. Some styles that are always good? You can never go wrong with a pair of platform pumps that add height and a dose of retro flair. Chunky sneakers are another on-trend, comfortable pick that works perfectly with the bottom's billowy shape. Ready for more? Read on to see and shop the shoes that pair best with wide-leg jeans.

1. Pointed Pumps

Shoes to Wear With Wide-Leg Pants: Pumps


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Pointed pumps not only add great height, but the pointed toe also perfectly peeks out from underneath the wide-leg silhouette—talk about eye-catching detail.

Leave it to Proenza Schouler to make the coolest pumps possible.

Something about this color is especially appealing.

This Mary Jane-style silhouette will leave a big impression on any crowd.

2. Chunky Sneakers

Shoes to Wear With Wide-Leg Pants: Chunky Sneakers


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Chunky sneakers are a great way to dress down wide-leg pants. They're comfortable, too. What's more, thick-soled trainers still add height while allowing the pants to flow.

Why is New Balance so on fire lately?

Air Force Ones are classic for a reason.

This combination of pink and purple is just happy.

3. Platforms

Shoes to Wear With Wide-Leg Pants: Platforms


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Platforms are a great alternative to thin-heeled shoes. The chunky heel and thick platform front ensure comfort all day long.

More comfortable than they look.

Ready to be the coolest person in the room?

Rachel Comey has always served good clogs.

4. Eye-Catching Ankle Boots

Shoes to Wear With Wide-Leg Pants: Ankle Boots


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While your shoes will be almost entirely concealed by wide-leg pants, the front of the footwear will still peek through, especially when you walk. An eye-catching pair of boots with a unique tip will always be a great choice to pair with your favorite wide-leg pants.

Colorful snakeskin is more wearable than you think. 

The heavy sole will help keep these cream boots in good shape.

I love the structural heel on this.

You had me at contrast green stitching.

5. Sandals

Shoes to Wear With Wide-Leg Pants: Sandals


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Sandals are always great to wear with wide-leg pants, especially when the temperature allows. They add height and dimension and allow the billowy silhouette to flow and sway while you're walking.

Come for the sleek silhouette and stay for the unique colorway.

I just did a double take on the price of these.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated. 

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