(Closed) I think I have shoe regret…ideas to fix them?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I do something to "modify" these shoes?
    Yes: Add some bright colored shoe clips : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Yes: Something else (please elaborate in the comments below!) : (1 votes)
    5 %
    No: I like them just the way they are! : (9 votes)
    43 %
    No: Find different, cuter shoes for cheap (examples with the right heel height appreciated) : (8 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I hear what you are saying about the shoes within that heel height range πŸ™ I’m almost 6′ flat footed and the LAST thing I need is an extra 4″ !! What I ended up doing was taking a pair of shoes I already owned and made them glittery using this tutorial … Glitter shoes might not be your thing, but you might be able to find something else if you truly are having Shoe regret. 

    Seriously, these days, wedding shoes can be ANYTHING you want them to be! Lots of brides use the shoes as an opportunity to really show of their personality. You can buy a cute pair at payless and no one will ever know the cost πŸ˜‰ 

    Good luck making your decision! 

    Post # 4
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    As someone who purchased THREE pairs of wedding shoes for a total of more than $400, I can tell you that I don’t feel as if I received my money’s worth out of my footwear. I DID love the two pairs of shoes that I wore, but, other than my photographer and my bridesmaids, I don’t think anyone even saw my shoes at the ceremony or the reception.

    I think the shoes you purchased are very reasonably priced and actually are very pretty.  Because there are so many straps, and because of the accents, I agree with you that these do not appear to be a shoe that you could easily alter the appearance of with a clip or some other accessory.

    Even though the shoes themselves aren’t “spectacular,” perhaps you could talk with your photographer about finding a creative way to feature them in a couple of your detail shots — perhaps by hanging them from something very pretty, or positioning them in an creative way against an interesting background?

    Post # 5
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @msbadger7:  Are they already in your possession? If they have not been dyed yet, you could have them dye them a fun color. Lots of brides wear pink or red or one of they wedding colors (or just their favorite color).

    Post # 6
    8884 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I think those shoes are SO pretty! I can’t even wear heels, they hurt as soon as I put them on but I need a short pair for my dress. I’d love to wear the ones you chose! πŸ™‚


    Post # 9
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think the shoe clips could be interesting.  are you planning on making or buying? Shoe clips are easy enought to make with little fabric and if they don’t look good on the shoe you can always leave them off and all you are out is a few dollars and the hour or so it took to make them.  


    ETA: I am doing the same with my shoes, I bought a pair intending to add a flower on it similar to the one you showed…  I made one to test it out and it looks great! 

    Post # 10
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    i dont think a shoe clip will work due to the rhinestone detail. have you thought about selling them and getting something else? I found my shoes at a local discount chain for $20.00 and bought a second pair of high heeled sneakers to change into since the price was so good! 

    Post # 11
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I understand what you are saying about them not seeming “special” enough…but I think they are super cute and perfect.

    I am a horrible person and scroll down to look at photos first, then go back and read the text.  That being said, when I first saw your photos I thought the little rhinestone details looked like little wedding bands! Thats a cool detail!

    I’d wear them if I needed a 1-2 inch heel.  I think they are great!

    Post # 12
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @msbadger7:  Also there are a bunch of tutorials for DIY strassed shoes. I haven’t seen any for sandals yet, but I *think* it would be possible. I’m not sure about how it would look with the rhinestone detail already on them, but it might be an option. Also it would cost you a lot less then it costs for the girls who did pumps because there is a lot less to cover.

    On a separate note, the store might let you order a pair in a different color even if they have ordered it in ivory already. Ivory is bound to sell quickly for them. And it can’t hurt to ask. Because at that point they still get the sale out of you, and they have another pair of shoes for girls to try on before ordering.


    Post # 14
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @msbadger7:  I think it would be cute! My only concern would be matching. I would want to do that same silver as the detail on the front so it looks very purposeful. ETA: Oh and do little crystals, then it won’t look as chunky if that makes sense.

    Also, I saw someone do glitter on the underside the other day. (I think it was pink glitter?) I would not do glitter and strassing, but thats another route you can take.

    ETA: And you sound much more excited about your shoes now which makes me happy πŸ™‚

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