The girl with the golden shoes.
August 17, 2011 11:59 AM   Subscribe

I seek awesome gold or gold-and-ivory heels for my wedding. I love these babies (as well as these and these) from BHLDN but I'd like to pay around $100 for my pair.

The shoes need to strike strike a balance between being reasonably comfortable heels and having heels that are high enough to keep the dress from dragging (at least 2"). Frankly, the wrapped aureate shoes are perfect except that they're about $150 more than I can spend right now.

I'd like to avoid anything looking too sandal-y, anything with super tall, skinny heels, and any gold shoes that will make me look like a Muscovite stripper.
posted by slightly sissy tea hound to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Forgot to add that I've done the obligatory searches on Endless and Zappos without much success.
posted by slightly sissy tea hound at 12:04 PM on August 17, 2011

Really? 'Cause these are pretty awesome.
posted by runningwithscissors at 12:06 PM on August 17, 2011

I adore these
posted by Mchelly at 12:08 PM on August 17, 2011

Just remembered - the ones I posted also have a wedding-ier version
posted by Mchelly at 12:11 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

A site selling ballroom dancing shoes will have lots of gold options. Like these, these and these.

Some more here (love those Cinderella shoes!) (Also, the site is safe as houses, even though the url contains the letters 'BDSM')

This place will make shoes to your order - the details I put in for gold sparkly shoes with a 2.5" heel came out at $59.
posted by essexjan at 12:15 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yep, all the shoes in that last link are $59.99, made to order.
posted by essexjan at 12:17 PM on August 17, 2011

Best answer: 1, 2
posted by runningwithscissors at 12:19 PM on August 17, 2011

Just casting a vote here for runningwithscissors number 1. I love Steve Maddens -- very comfortable and I always get compliments on mine. And that's just a pretty shoe which reminds me of one of your preferences.
posted by bearwife at 12:29 PM on August 17, 2011

You could order these in white, and paint the stars on yourself.

However, if you've ever tried on Chie Mihara shoes you know how comfortable they are. Maybe it's just me because I have foot problems, but I'd consider really splashing out on those star ones because you can wear them again.
posted by tel3path at 12:31 PM on August 17, 2011

OMG, that first pair is GORGEOUS. I don't know where you'd find something like that for $100. However, I came up with a bunch that are similar to the second pair.

posted by ImproviseOrDie at 12:50 PM on August 17, 2011

Some more choices from Nordstrom that may work.
posted by bearwife at 2:53 PM on August 17, 2011

Best answer: The heel shape on your most coveted pair reminds me of Miz Mooz shoes. Here are a couple of options that are well within the budget. You could easily add a little sparkle with a shoe clip.
posted by katie at 3:27 PM on August 17, 2011

ooops - I thought my Miz Mooz links would show up in "ice" color, which looks like a deep ivory to me.
posted by katie at 3:28 PM on August 17, 2011

posted by Specklet at 3:36 PM on August 17, 2011

And one more brand to look into would be Seychelles: one possibility and another.
posted by katie at 3:44 PM on August 17, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Best answer goes to runningwithscissors for finding that great pair of sparkly mary janes AND to katie for reminding me about shoe clips! Thanks everyone!
posted by slightly sissy tea hound at 5:17 PM on August 17, 2011

What about Fluevogs? The heel shape reminds me of them. Not the cheapest, but a ton of funky choices.
posted by jilliank at 5:31 PM on August 17, 2011

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