What kind of shoes should I wear to carnival?
Also…where can I buy carnival shoes from?
Whether it’s your first or hundredth time attending carnival; it’s so important to find the right type of footwear to wear. If you don’t have a clue where to buy carnival shoes, keep reading…
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TYPES OF CARNIVAL SHOES
This is the majority of carnival goers’ first choice for carnival shoes when it comes to carnival. Boots are probably the most practical, comfortable and easiest choice to make when purchasing footwear for carnival.
Pros -come in variety of styles, most times comfortable, great for walking, dancing long distances, can be found easily in a variety of colors, textures etc.
Cons – “fit to leg” style may be a problem for some, feet/legs will get hot–depends on tolerance level
I’ve linked some of my favorite carnival boot styles below.
Sneakers are a great go -to and there are a lot of places that offer them in great colors and styles
Pros – definitely comfortable, comes in variety of colors, styles, a durable option for most
Cons – may or may not be the most dressiest/stylish option depending on personal taste
Shop some carnival sneakers I found on a few of my favorite websites below:
Commonly worn in various styles (i.e. sneaker wedge, boot wedge).
Pros: Gives a little lift to the butt, emphasizes the legs but a more comfortable option than a high heel.
Cons: Depending on arch, height of wedge can be tiresome to walk in. Easiest way to solve is to buy a lower wedge heel or inserts, gel cushions.
Can be done in various styles, but mostly seen with boots. In some cases, stilettos or platform heels.
Pros: A guaranteed lift to the butt and emphasis on legs
Cons: walking, chipping, dancing for long periods may prove painful
Here are some examples:
If you are definitely dedicated to chipping in heels, platform heels can definitely make a difference in level of comfort. If you’re a novice, break them in. Get used to them. If you’re a pro- then hats off to you!
Carnival Shoes For Men
And of course, the men need carnival shoes too. Check out some carnival inspo below and check out this carnival footwear list for men here. I’ve typically seen men go for a comfy sneaker but here are some colorful options to really spice up your carnival look.
WHERE TO BUY CARNIVAL SHOES ONLINE
Here’s a few stores I love and recommend when you are looking for carnival shoes online:
- Amazon and check out my Amazon Storefront list of carnival shoes/boots.
- Ami Clubwear
- Boohoo (see more deals here).
- Carnival Kicks
- EGO Official
- Forever 21
- Just Fab
- Nasty Gal
- Off Broadway Shoes
- Public Desire
- Rack Room Shoes
- Schutz Shoes
- Shop Akira
- Steve Madden
- Urban Og
Where To Buy Custom Carnival Shoes
I’ve done custom carnival shoes ONE time and with VVGlitz & Glam.
It was a really good experience and very organized and my shoes matched my costume perfectly for Trinidad Carnival 2019.
Let me know in the comments where you get your shoes from.