Post # 1
I’ve started breaking in my wedding heels and find that my ankles become sore quite quickly. Does one become used to this – will it stop hurting the more I wear it? Will pain killers on the day work? I’ve heard of gell pads for ones foot balls but at the moment I just get sore ankles rather quickly.
I really want to wear these shoes cos they are just amazing and they cost me quite a bit so I’m trying to do what I can to get it to work.
Here’s what they look like – hopefully it will make you understand why I will go through extreme lenghs to wear it 😛
Post # 2
11 cm. That’s about 4 inches, correct? Are you not used to wearing high heels?
My wedding heels are 4.5 and I’ve been breaking mine in as well. Mine are a little narrow so I’ve been wearing them around the house with socks to make them a little wider.
I’ve never gotten sore ankles, but I wear heels a lot and could have built up that strength over the years (I even have 6 inch heels).
My advice would just be to wear heels as often as possible. You need to get used to the height, feel, and build ankle strength. Good luck!
Post # 3
Those look pretty uncomfy, I wish you luck breaking them in!
Post # 4
i wear 4″ heels without getting sore ankles. Although I do wear heels, I don’t wear them on a daily basis. do ALL heels hurt your ankles or just these?
Post # 5
MatrixDonna: I get the same thing wearing heels. I end up just limiting myself to kitten heels. Maybe if you just strengthen your ankles over time, they will fare better on the day.
Post # 6
MatrixDonna: I wear very high heels quite frequently (im short so for me it’s all or nothing lol) I don’t recall really having issues with sore ankles but in general you get used to it over time (I actually got to a stage where my feet got so used to heels that wearing flats hurt more! That worried me so I banned heels for a while haha)
I would suggest wearing heels as often as possible (not necessarily those ones, just any) and you’ll eventually find you can last longer and longer before your feet/ankles ache!
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s the height of the heel that is causing you problems, it is potentially the pitch of the sole.
This is a good test for anyone buying high heels to see if the pitch is too high. Put the shoe on and stand up (with shoes with straps don’t do up the strap) and in a standing position lift yourself to your tip toes, lifting your heel out of the shoe as you stand up on your toes.
If you’re unable to lift yourself out of the shoe on to your tip toes, the pitch of the sole is too high for you and it’s unlikely that you will ever be able to comfortably walk in them.
Post # 8
MatrixDonna: I would agree with a_day_at_the_fair: From the photo they look like quite a steep heel. My heels are 4.75 inches for my wedding day but they have a platform at the front so the angle is more like that from 3 inch heels.
You could look into exercises to strengthen your ankles and increase your instep. Dancers need to do this before they can dance en pointe. Increases instep will allow you to wear higher heels comfortably and increasing ankle strength will help with aching ankles but with all exercises you would need to do them regularly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aFBSRvLIV0 has some good one like what our dance teacher used to make us do.
Post # 9
LeopardPrintBee: Hi there, these are officially the highest heels I’ve ever worn so no others don’t hurt my ankles but these do 😛 Thanks for replying xx
Post # 10
Wow thanks for all of these incredible tips girls xx You guys are the best 🙂