Weddings are among the ceremonies which require modern fashion with colorful dressing to match the occasion at any given time. Great shoes accompany a fantastic wedding dress, and converse shoes on your wedding day will surely make a statement. Converse wedding shoes come in different bright colors with laces that perfectly fit the wedding code among other features. The shoes enable you to walk down the aisle giving you a great sense of style matching with the bride, groom, and match the rest of everyone's wedding attire.
Converse shoes have received popularity across the world primarily in weddings as it brings a new look in the party. The shoes come in different designs, styles, colors, and types which give you a ton of room to be creative and unique when it comes to your wedding look.
History of the Converse Company
Converse is a company that designs and makes converse shoes of all styles, designs, and colors and distribute them worldwide. The company was established in February 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse in Malden, Massachusetts. It is currently headquartered in Boston with over one hundred locations across the United States. Converse is a subsidiary of Nike and specializes in the manufacture of accessories, apparels and sporting goods all over the world.
The standard trade names used by the company include Chuck Taylor All-Star, John Varvatos and Jack Purcell which have become more popular and widely used. Converse shoes in the production process are distinguished with the star emblem, All-Star sole, the strip, and the smooth rounded toe. Other products manufactured are distributed to over one hundred and sixty countries and retail stores across the United States which has over two thousand employees.
Benefits of Converse Shoes
Unlike other wedding shoes, converse shoes are designed with a flat base for stability during weddings which involves various activities. The flat bottom also relaxes the feet which may get tired and swollen when one is in heels during the party. Other benefits include waterproof shoes, high traction sole, flexible and upper canvas. All of this together means wedding converse shoes are a comfortable and stylish option.
Besides, converse shoes come in two types, high-top and low-top depending on the bride’s choice. Some of the high-top converse shoes include the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 High Top.
Wearing Converse Shoes
Converse shoes have gained popularity that even top celebrities have adopted and used for their weddings around the world. Some of the top stars include Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Jennifer O’Neil who have been seen wearing different types of wedding converse shoes. The shoes, therefore, show that they are the most comfortable and trusted by top celebrities to offer relaxation during wedding ceremonies.
Incorporating Converse Shoes
Converse shoes can be worn by various individuals in the wedding party who include the bride, groom, bridesmaids, and other relevant groups. The shoe style contributes significantly to the look hence can suit for all wedding areas ranging from the reception, picture and the ceremony in general. Primarily, converse shoes are more comfortable for the party and other after party celebrations as they are great for dancing and generating warmth during the night.
However, during the official wedding, the groom can wear it, but the bride can delay till during the party where he can fit her pair of converse shoes and join the ceremony. On the other hand, the bride and groom may decide to both wear the shoe according to their color code and use them across the whole wedding ceremony. You can choose whether you want the bridal party to also partake in this shoe choice. Will you only wear them for pictures? Change into them for the ceremony only? Have the groom match you in converse? As such, the choice may fall upon the bride, groom or their wedding planner about the shoes they are to wear and why.
Types and Examples of Converse Shoes at Weddings
The first pair of shoes are custom made on Etsy. This talented crafter creates a wedding set of Converses both for the bride and the groom! You can customize the colors, the names on the back of the shoe, and on the side of the shoe to whatever you would like. We love that these are totally custom to your wedding and especially the colors of your wedding. It's a special touch that you'll never forget! The set of two pairs of sneakers retails for $300.00.
Now this next pair is personalized with vinyl designs of your new last name on the tongue with adorable shoelaces that say, "Happily Ever After". Just imagine the fun pictures you can get with these fun sneakers! Sold on Etsy for $109.99.
This next pair of Converses really caught our eye as we were browsing luxurious kicks. This pair of Converses features custom stitching on the side with your chosen placement, color, words and date. These will be hand embroidered just for you and your special day! You choose the shoes and then mail them to Aimee who then personalizes them for around $18.00, which isn't bad!
Of course, you don't have to go out and spend a fortune on custom made Converses when it's easy just to make them yourself, if you have the time and resources! Grab some inspiration to Pinterest and blogs for some truly one-of-a-kind wedding sneaker creation, and before you know it, you'll be dancing the night away in your very own wedding Converses!
Would you rock converse on your wedding day? Tell us in the comments below!
Michelle has been with Wedding Favors Unlimited for nearly 20 years. Starting out in Customer Service, she’s interacted with thousands of Brides helping them navigate every detail imaginable around a wedding. She became a full-time writer for us because she realized he kept getting the same questions over and over and wanted to share them with everyone. Feel free to ask Michelle a question below!