With a wedding date on the horizon and many tasks on your wedding planner checklist, you need the perfect pair of bridal shoes, right?
It’s no secret that heels aren’t the most comfortable footwear, not to mention trying to dance in them or stand up for extended periods of time.
That’s why more and more brides are turning to sneakers as their wedding footwear of choice due to their comfort, style, and support. White leather sneakers are a popular choice, but there are so many other choices.
With a little added visual flair (like sparkly sneakers if you’re a girly girl), you can pull off wearing Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, and other popular sneaker brands without missing a beat (or ruining the look of your wedding dress).
Yet, for a sneaker to become wedding-worthy, it needs a little extra oomph – such as glitter, charms, lace, embroidery, and crystals. The color and material of the sole/upper also play a role, as do the shoelaces.
To truly stand out from the pack this wedding season, you can concoct a pair of custom wedding shoes that will be 100% your own.
To help you out, we’ve put together 9 critical steps to achieve gorgeous DIY wedding sneakers.
1. Luxury Shoelaces for Your Wedding Day
The type of shoelaces you use is a huge deal for your wedding sneakers, as the laces can either make or break them.
For example, picture a pristine pair of Chuck Taylor high-tops with leopard print on the upper, only for the shoe to be ruined by a worn-out pair of low-grade cotton laces.
Instead, imagine that same pair of Chuck Taylors with a stunning pair of dark gray leather laces with embossed gold aglet tips. Now your bridal sneakers look 10x better, as the vibrant laces and gold tips will attract attention to the sneakers.
That’s only one way to enhance your own wedding sneakers with premium shoelaces. You could also opt for crystal rhinestones, rich velvet, pure cotton, protective flat wax, and even glow-in-the-dark laces.
2. Charms on Tennis Shoes?
Sometimes all a pair of white sneakers needs is a pair of gold shoelace charms to make them worthy of being underneath your wedding dress.
The gold will catch the eyes of onlookers, directing their eyes toward your impeccable DIY wedding sneakers.
LoopKing shoelace charms feature premium materials and gorgeous engravings of our signature crown logo, which adds visual flair and a hint of royalty – which are perfect for a wedding.
They fit any lace and style of shoe, so you won’t have any trouble fitting them into your wedding sneakers.
Pro tip: These charms look especially snazzy when combined with a pair of our luxury shoelaces with embossed gold aglet tips.
3. Quality Lace Locks
If you plan on hitting the dance floor after the ceremony, you don’t want your laces to come undone and trip you.
That’s why lace locks are such amazing shoe accessories.
Not only do they add bling and intrigue to your shoes, thanks to their shiny gold appearance, but they also ‘lock’ your laces in place. That means you can dance your heart out, and your laces will stay put the entire time.
They also make putting on and taking off your shoes an effortless affair that takes seconds instead of a few minutes.
If you want to enhance the look of your wedding sneakers while adding safety, lace locks are for you.
4. Bedazzle with Rhinestones, Crystals, Pearls, etc.
Classic sneaks like Air Force 1s can make excellent wedding sneakers with the right accessories.
When you walk down the aisle, your footwear will shimmer, sparkle, and bedazzle onlookers.
You’ll achieve the prestige of wearing Cinderella’s magic slippers without sacrificing the comfort and support of your favorite pair of sneakers.
Top-Tier Shoelaces to Top Off Your DIY Wedding Sneakers
Your shoelaces are the crowning jewel of your wedding sneakers, so it’s crucial to find the right pair for your shoes.
Do you love fine leather and adore anything velvet?
Then LoopKing premium shoelaces are about to become your new favorite.
5. Add Lace
To make your sneakers match your brilliant wedding dress, try adding lace to the upper.
Plenty of wedding sneakers already come with lace, but you can also add lace to existing sneakers to give them a much-needed visual upgrade.
A ritzy pair of sneakers with a white lace upper and premium shoelaces are sure to turn heads on your special day, which is why lace is an excellent choice.
When used properly, glitter can really add some oomph to a pair of sneakers, especially around the sole.
Glitter can also work on the upper, so don’t be afraid to go hog wild with it.
If you want your footwear to sparkle, shine, and bedazzle, glitter is the way to go. To make your shoes look even more luxurious, try combining glitter with our crystal rhinestone shoelaces.
7. Color with Paint or Marker
Is your wedding going to embrace all the colors of the rainbow?
Then your DIY wedding sneakers need to follow suit.
You can use shoe paint or markers to add vibrant color to your favorite pair of sneaks. If you’re rocking some white Converse high-tops, why not add a taste of the rainbow?
Colorful sneakers are especially effective when combined with a colorful wedding dress, but the rules aren’t written in stone – so feel free to mix things up.
A surefire way to make your wedding sneakers unique is to include custom embroidery.
Floral patterns, lace, logos, designs, and patterns are all possible with the magic of embroidery.
If you find a skilled embroidering expert, the sky’s the limit to what you can achieve. For instance, if you and your significant other have a special symbol that means a lot to you, why not have it embroidered in your sneakers?
You can also opt for the classic initials inside a heart as a way to represent your love.
Do you want your sneakers to say something special, such as the date you got married?
If so, calligraphy is sure to tickle your fancy.
Calligraphists can achieve stunning visual art with words and letters, and they can bring that magic to your DIY wedding sneakers.
Final Thoughts: 9 Steps for DIY Wedding Sneakers
A high-end pair of DIY wedding sneakers will have the luster and visual appeal of heels without getting rid of support and comfort.
There are plenty of ways to spruce up sneakers to make them wedding-worthy, such as adding shoelace charms, lace locks, glitter, and other exciting accessories.
At LoopKing, we’re home to all your shoelace/footwear accessory needs, so don’t wait to check us out today.