posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I take my shoes out to wear them in or save them for the day?
    Save them for the day : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Take them out so they're not slippy : (11 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

    I wouldn’t wear them outside, but you could wear them in the house to get them broken in. They also make self adhesive things that you can stick to the bottom so they have a little grip. You could score the soles with an exacto knife or something, too. Those look expensive so you may not be keen on that idea, but they’ll get messed up on the bottom eventually. Good luck!

    Post # 4
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    cantwaittobemrsf you can go to a cobbler and they make special red soles to keep the red from wearing out and also helping with the slip factor.  I am not sure what the exact name of them are but I am sure you kind find one the specializes in Loubs.  Beautiful shoes 🙂

    Post # 5
    6789 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    You can buy things to stick on the bottom that will make them less slippery. I can’t think of what they are called but it’s basically like sand paper that has a sticky back on it.

    I would wear them around the house to get used to it. I wouldn’t want to fall on my face as I made my debut down the aisle, lol.

    What about the reception? Are you going to change shoes for that? Will your dress be too long and drag?

    Post # 6
    6166 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i wore mine to a wedding the month before my wedding.  and then to an event at the symphony a week before my wedding.


    Post # 7
    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Check out the The Purse Forum’s sub-section on Louboutins.  They have cobbler advice for having Vibram soles put on, they are a red rubber sole that goes on to give it the red look with traction! …. I think they are special cobblers in the UK you can send them to have this done if you don’t trust your local cobbler.  

    Good luck  and congrats on the louboutins!  Don’t mess up the red sole, you want it to stay pretty for the wedding!  

    Post # 8
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I got new shoes for the wedding, and have been breaking them in right after a hot shower (the steam helps break them in) around the apartment.

    It’s a good thing I did because I almost fell and busted my ass on the bathroom floor the first time I walked in there! The shoes had ZERO grip and I would have fallen at the wedding had I not broken in the treads a bit. Now they’re fine.

    Break them in – they can still be “new,” but it’s best for your shoes to not be a totally new experience for you on your wedding day.

    Post # 10
    10838 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @cantwaittobemrsf: I wore mine in before the big day just inside. I figured the small walk to the car from the house would bad enough for them not to be slippy.

    Post # 11
    6969 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would wear them around inside the house. Keep in mind if you want to wear flats later on, your dress is going to drag and be hard to dance in.

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