The Oktoberfest takes place on the notorious Theresienwiese in Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, a district of Munich: The fairground measures over 40 hectares, where millions of people will once again wind their way between rides and tents this year. Those who want to dress up for the recurring event can fall back on traditional costumes. Once the right piece of clothing has been found, the right shoes are still missing. We present five possible combinations.

Not too flat and not too high: pumps are ideal companions at the Oktoberfest. The shoes stretch your legs – purely optically – and make them appear longer. If you opt for block heels, you have the advantage that your feet hurt less, even after hours of standing and walking. Regardless of whether you opt for a simple or eye-catching pair that is rounded or pointed at the front: Decorated traditional pumps always go well with a dirndl. Alternatively, strappy pumps are a good choice.

Anyone who prefers to wear flat shoes with a dirndl at this year’s Oktoberfest can look forward to this alternative: closed loafers. The comfortable treads have the advantage that they protect your feet all around and also look good. It doesn’t matter whether you opt for elegant patent-leather shoes or classic slip-ons, moccasin-style loafers or chunky soles. The only important thing is that the shoes (both in terms of style and color) match the dirndl.

Which shoes go better with a dirndl than ballerinas? The comfortable shoes are practically a must-have at the Oktoberfest – even if they are only taken as a spare pair to change into when your feet start to hurt. Whether they are kept simple, with decorative buckles, bows, brooches or straps: the flat shoes, mostly made of suede or patent leather (there are also vegan models), still look elegant despite their simplicity. And can therefore be ideally combined with classic traditional dresses.

Anyone who is used to walking on high heels (and for a longer period of time) can of course also wear high heels at the Oktoberfest 2023. Depending on the weather, classic sandals with high heels are just as good an alternative to the dirndl. Both variants stretch the legs and can be combined with countless looks at the Oktoberfest – but also afterwards. This year’s absolute trends include patent leather shoes, but also elegant high heels made of suede (or synthetic materials).

It is not uncommon for a cool breeze to blow at the Oktoberfest, so that open shoes with a dirnd can cause cold feet. If you prefer to be warm and don’t want to take any risks, you can choose classic traditional boots or ankle boots. With the appropriate design, they can also be easily combined with a dirndl. Smooth leather and suede are also in demand here. When it comes to heels, on the other hand, flat and heeled shoes are equally welcome on the Theresienwiese.

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