Post # 1
So I’m typically a tennis shoe or flip-flop kinda gal, but on my wedding day I want to wear some sexy heels! I already bought a pair, and they have a small heel.. but I’m wondering if I want something more. The reason I went for the low heel is so that I can wear them all night without being in pain.
But now I’m hearing about these ‘ball of foot cushions’.. anyone used them? I read an article that said to get the fabric – NOT plastic – because the plastic makes your foot sweat and squeaks when you walk.
I’m thinking about buying them for a test run, but wanted some opinions please!
Post # 3
@Benten24: Yes I have and yes they are wonderful! I don’t usually wear heels, but all my heels have the petal cushion in them. I can’t wear them without the cushion! But what you read is right, do not get the plastic ones or you will have feet so sweaty you will be slipping around in your shoes. Yuck.
I use these: http://www.footpetals.com/event/catalog:detail/catalogCode/Tip-Toes-FP200/categoryCode/
Post # 4
I’ve used the kind that are like a clear gel (Dr. Scholl’s I think?) and the kind that are more rubbery and have a fabric covering over them. I’ve never noticed a difference in the amount of comfort they provide (except for the obvious fact that the thicker they are, the more they help), and I’ve never personally had any issue with squeaking. Honestly though, I wear heels fairly often, and they really don’t make all that much of a difference. If you aren’t used to wearing high heels, they won’t help you last all day in them without pain.
Post # 5
I love the dr. Scholls gel made especially for heels! They have seriously extended my heel wearing time.
Post # 6
My advice? Invest in a decent pair of shoes. Well-made shoes should not cause pain; I have some 5 inch high designer stilletoes and can wear them for hours and hours without that horrible burning feeling, because of how they’re made, and the way the sole is cushioned.
I’ve tried the cushioned inserts and IMO they don’t make a huge impact on comfort; for a couple of hours at a push, maybe; for longer, no way.
Post # 7
@peasantsong: I bought some foot petals last night! I got some sort of combo pack for about $14, I figure I can try them out with in the next few weeks and then decide if I should change my shoes for the wedding 🙂
Thanks for the help ladies! I’ll post a follow-up when I figure out if they help enough.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
My heels for the day of are by Martinez Valero and they have a built in cushion there, it feels SO NICE. But that’s certainly not standard among all shoe brands (or styles for that matter).
My only concern about adding one of those petals is that it would reduce the space for your foot in the shoe.
Post # 9
@Benten24: Whatever you decide to do about cushioning, BREAK IN your shoes ahead of the wedding, especially if you don’t wear heels regularly. You will be glad you did.
Post # 10
I have some Cole Haan shoes and they are ridiculously padded and comfortable! I think they teamed with Nike and their shoes have a special cushion in them.
You should try those on and see how you like them, and breaking them in ahead of time will only improve how you feel in them. Then add some foot petals, and you should be good 🙂
Post # 11
@Benten24: Yeap Foot Petals are the best!