Show Off Those Shoes: Graduation Shoe Styles for Every Personality

Show Off Those Shoes: Graduation Shoe Styles for Every Personality

When they’re in their caps and gowns, it might be that all that shows are their shoes. Help your sons and daughters show off their personalities through their shoes on the big graduation day with styles that fit their particular personality, whether it’s preppy, sporty, or dressy.


For a preppy look that goes with his or her cap and gown, you can’t go wrong with Sperry Top-Sider. A classic boat shoe displays his or her casual but classy style. For the young ladies, we recommend the Shorepath Boat Shoe in navy blue; it’ll go with her gown, and with 360 degree lacing and tassel detail, make for a stunning accompaniment. For guys, the Halyard 2 Eye Boat Shoe in navy chambray shows how laid back he can be even on the biggest of days.


For sportier style, you can’t go wrong with classic Converse All Stars or Vans skate shoes. For the young ladies, the All Star Shoreline offers an easy slip-on alternative to the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette, and the Vans Camden in mint and white shows how she keeps her cool. Guys will love the classic Atwood from Vans in black and white—though we don’t recommend taking the stage to get his diploma on his skateboard—or the gray, black, and white Chuck Taylor All Star Street Mid.


Some graduates may prefer to show off something a little more dressy on graduation day; we have recommendations for that as well. Ladies can stand tall when they hit the stage in the XOXO Shani Wedge Sandal, which has a springtime look with plenty of detail. The guys won’t have any trouble looking good in the Endow Oxford from Dockers, featuring shiny leather uppers and stylish stitching detail.

Feel free to other favorite graduation styles in the comments!