Prom season is one of the most exciting times for shopping in a teenager’s life, especially when they’re about to graduate from high school. Although the dress gets the most attention, her shoes should also get the same attention.

When it comes to choosing the right pair of prom shoes, her shoes should be able to withstand a good amount of standing and dancing. It is also important to keep in mind if the prom is outdoors or indoors. According to style expert Katie Sands, the best way to stay comfortable on prom night is to slip “into a shoe that can be worn in grass or dirt, and usually a block heel works. best for this type of event”.

From chunky heels to neon colors, Sands walks us through the best styles to dazzle on the dance floor. We’ve also found buyer-approved pairs to keep her feet comfy and stylish all night long.

Best Prom Shoes for Teens

Lulus Kaira gold lace-up pumps

These lace up heels are perfect for dancing the night away. “Metals are fun because it’s a great way to keep your shoe neutral while adding that shine,” Sands said.

A reviewer confirmed that these gold prom shoes are very comfortable. “I walked in New York for 5 hours in these shoes [with] no problem,” they pointed out.

Platform pump Roslynn Collection Journee

Versatility is key with these classic black prom shoes. These block heels can be worn virtually anywhere, whether she’s heading to prom or a chic summer wedding.

Asos Hilton Barely There Block Heeled Sandals

Ditch the stilettos for prom. “I would avoid stilettos during prom since you will be taking pictures outside and inside,” Sands added.

These can be worn with different outfits and are a timeless piece to save for other occasions.

Theshy Chunky High Block Heels

Light purple and lilac are among the most popular colors of 2022. These block heels are not only fashionable, but also a comfortable option for a night full of events.

“They are so easy to walk on and are also quite comfortable. They are also very well made!” shared an Amazon reviewer who gave this pair five stars.

Lulus Alta dusty pink satin lace-up heels

Add a finishing touch to any long dress with this elegant lace-up heel. The shoe features a chunky block heel and long straps to elongate the legs even more. Plus, it’s a great pair for adding panache to a shorter dress.

Vertundy High Heel Lace Up Sandals

One of the things Sands suggested is to stay away from embellishments if your dress is long, as they can get caught in the fabric of the garment. However, this fuchsia pair is a great pair to have if she’s wearing something shorter. The bow adds an easy feminine touch, while the rhinestones will make her feet shine all night long.

Charles & Keith slingback pumps

Sands recommended wearing a lower heel if she opts for a long dress because “you won’t necessarily see the shoe because of the length of the dress.” This chic pair from Charles & Keith offers the perfect amount of glamor and sophistication without the added heel pain.

INC International Concepts Makenna Two-Piece Clear Vinyl Dress Sandals

If she’s still undecided about the color and style of her dress, opt for a versatile vinyl sandal. The design features a square toe with a back zipper, a buckle for added support, and edgy transparent heels that are sure to spark conversations on the dance floor.

Chinese Yita strappy pumps

Grab attention with these colorful heels from Chinese Laundry. The sandals feature thin straps to tie securely to your ankle and a square toe to give toes much-needed space. It also comes in four different shades to match any type of dressy outfit.

Nine West Yippie Wrap Ankle Heeled Sandals

Fresh pedicures are worth showing off in this heeled sandal from Nine West. This strappy option features a toe ring that gives the illusion of a barely there shoe. It also comes in five different summer colors for bolder strides.

Zara – Platform sandals with ankle strap

These platform sandals will give the final look the modern edge it needs. These Zara heels offer great support with the buckle closures and a chunky heel to keep her on her feet without a problem.

Vince Camuto Rosaly Sandal

Whether she’s going to prom or another prom, these Vince Camuto sandals deserve to be in her long-term shoe rotation. This design features an adjustable ankle strap, toe ring and leather upper for added support.

Ma&Lo Made In Italy Leather Pumps With Bling

This slingback heel is super comfortable for prom and adds a nice touch to any style of dress. The design comes with jewel embellishments and a comfortable heel that won’t strain tired legs.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Ramsay Ankle Strap Sandal

She’ll feel super comfortable in this style featuring a shorter heel and a modern upper. It’s a pair that won’t make her hate her feet late at night.

Naturalizer Vera Sandal

If you’re looking to invest more with her heels, this metallic shoe is a great pair she can wear long after prom. One customer even said this pair was great for her wide feet.

“The shoe is very flexible so it’s comfortable to walk in. I bought it in a wide to accommodate my bunions and it’s fine,” they said.

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