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The Best Shoes for Mardi Gras

shoes to wear for mardi gras
As someone who has been to at least one parade nearly every year of my life, I’d like to think I have some experience under my belt on what shoes to wear for Mardi Gras parades. For some, this might come as common sense, but for those who have never experienced a full-fledged carnival season, you might need a few pointers. And to all my Louisiana ladies, here’s a little recap on how to put your best (and comfiest) foot forward when the floats start rolling!


See which styles I’m choosing as my parade-favorites in today’s post!
photo by Kaela Rodehorst Photography


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As you can see, low-heeled booties are at the top of my list for proper Mardi Gras footwear for two reasons – comfort and versatility. You want an ankle bootie with a low-heel so you can stand for long periods of time and walk along the parade route without aching feet. But booties are also SO versatile that they can accommodate both warmer or cooler weather outfits. No one wants to be lugging around in heavy boots all day long, and you’ll notice the only tall boots on my list are a pair of Hunter rainboots in case of rain. And if it is raining, you will want tall rainboots especially in New Orleans! I have also included select sneakers on my list of parade shoes as well – but not the exercise kind. These are sneaker options that are deemed appropriate to wear with jeans! 🙂

I will have outfits over the next two weeks showing you how you can wear both booties and sneakers on parade days to give you some ideas. I thought I’d go ahead and show you some great shoe options beforehand to help you start outfit planning!

ps. Check out my post with Nikes and Skinny Jeans  and this Converse Outfit Post for extra inspiration!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Mirabili Vestium

    Nice edit. I loved ASOS and Nordstrom most, great colors, too.

    January 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply Calif native

    How about advice on cold weather footwear for first time trip to Chicago, end of Feb? (From California… ( :-))

    February 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Loren S. Tipton

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    June 2, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Rose Savage

    Everybody has known about Mardi Gras, however few truly know how to appreciate it to the greatest potential. There's parcels to find out about jubilee season in the event that you are new to New Orleans, and this article will point you in the right course, paying little heed to how you need to encounter the greatest free gathering in the USA.

    June 3, 2016 at 4:48 pm
  • Reply Thomas

    People, who have professions that require them to stand for many hours a day on a daily basis, must carefully consider their choice of shoes. Even if they don't have any problems with their feet, they should invest in good shoes for standing all day, in order to preserve their feet healthy and happy.

    June 23, 2016 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Robart Barlley

    The winter is coming, and it is getting freezing. How to keep away from the terrible chilling weather? The best choice is a pair of UGG boots, which can give us a feeling of warm spring.

    June 25, 2016 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Steven Reed

    It is quite difficult to get the perfect support from footwear. This is because there is a difference in customer choice, their physical structure, and many other things. But it is very important to wear a perfect supportive and comfortable shoe.
    supportive shoes

    February 27, 2019 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Foot Idea

    Best Shoes with a comfortable sole helps them to stand all day.

    January 6, 2020 at 3:06 am
  • Reply Dennis Gar

    Thanks for an amaing collection of shoes for mardu gras. The low-heeled booties are just amazing, and they are one of the mosty beatiful ones in the market.
    comfortoable shoes

    March 7, 2020 at 6:46 am
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