Heel stoppers for grass & gravel – do they work?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am wondering the same thing.  I’ve heard it depends on the diameter of the heel and the heel stopper- something I didn’t think about initially, but is totally common sense.  

Post # 4
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I havent tried them yet but will be buying some soon. Hope they work! I’m confident, tho.

Post # 6
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MsGinkgo:  I’ve never tried them but with my basic understanding of physics I would think they do a so-so job.  I always thought they were intended to be worn during the times where you are standing for long periods so you won’t sink into the ground.  I’m not sure they would be effective to actually walk in.  But this is all just speculation on my part.  I put my girls in wedge heels and I am wearing flats for this very reason.

Post # 7
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I haven’t used them, but I will show you a picture from my wedding…this is was happens when you DON’T use them. I didn’t totally know what happened at the time, but I did hear my two MOH snickering behind me. I thought it was because they found my husband’s vows funny. >_<

Post # 9
3271 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I forgot to get some and my girls and I were sinking into the ground during photos LOL

Post # 10
9 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I used these when I was a bridesmaid and the ceremony was in a paddock and they absolutely do work. You can see them in some pics if you look really hard (walking down the aisle and when standing on concrete)  but much better than sinking! 🙂

Post # 11
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used them for my outdoor grass ceremony and they worked wonders for me! I got them at Davids Bridal 😀

Post # 12
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

@giru618:  lol I thought those were clogs at first. Elf clogs. Now I know what platform heels look like in the grass. Non-platform heels just look like flats, but you feel like a fool as you’re walking along awkwardly rising and sinking while aerating the lawn. OP, I think it depends how hard the soil is packed… only wedges, flats, or chunky heels will avoid it for certain.

Would not have expected the elf clog look though, thanks for making me laugh @giru618!


Post # 13
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@giru618:  LOL I have some BMs that have gone against my recommendations to wear flats or wedges & bought heels… totally sending them this photo! So. funny. Looks like I’ll be buying some of these heel stoppers!

@joya_aspera:  ELF CLOGS! HILARIOUS! They do look like clogs!

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