I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding later this month, and I need shoes. Problem: I hate high heels, and they hate me right back. The bride has said she's fine with me wearing flats. I just went shopping, hoping to find some flats, and came home empty-handed. And so now I turn to you, o fashionable high-heel wearing people of Metafilter.
This is the dress: http://www.edenbridals.com/6023_p_1071.html
(it's in dark purple). We bridesmaids are tasked with finding silver shoes to wear with it. Which would have been totally easy if I didn't have this problem with high heels, as there were about a billion pairs of silvery, strappy, high heeled shoes at the store. The only real potential candidate I saw in the way of flats was this: http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kenneth+cole+reaction+good+jeans+flat?prodId=287516
. The fact that the name of the shoe is "Good Jeans," though, makes me think it's not as dressy as it'll need to be.
Would this shoe look ridiculous? Are there other sources of silvery flats out there that I could order online? Or is this hopeless? I am totally fashion-impaired, as are all of my female friends, and I don't know the other bridesmaids well enough to ask, but I'm pretty sure they'll all be in heels.
(If it helps, I am violently opposed to high heels because of various foot and ankle infirmities that can be triggered by even half-an-hour of wearing high heels, resulting in days and weeks of pain and hobbling around. I am totally fine when wearing flat, non-torture-device-style shoes, so this is not something I care to look into further other than not wearing high heels unless absolutely freakin' necessary.)
Thanks for whatever fashion crumbs you can throw my way!