Post # 1
I have a gorgeous pair of 3″ Hey Lady heels I was planning on wearing on my wedding day. I was not originally planning on wearing heels, because I never wear heels, so I thought it was a bad idea, but I purchased a pair of flats from Hey Lady, was displeased with them, and I could not return them, only exchange them…. hence the 3″ heels.
I can tell the heels are probably really comfy for most girls, but whenever I try practicing in them, my feet start aching after 30 minutes. (It doesn’t help I have flat feet.) Any advice- shoe inserts, maybe? Should I keep wearing them and upping how long I have them on for to try to get my feet used to them?
Post # 3
I love the gel pad insoles from Dr. Scholls and, even more, the Walgreens brand knockoffs of them. They go under the balls of your feet. I have them in every pair of heels I own!
Post # 4
@solidarity: Awesome, thanks!
Does anyone have thoughts on if I just need to get used to wearing heels?
Post # 5
@chocolatecoveredstrawberry: Just keep wearing them. You’ll figure out what’s hurting and be able to pad that area. Or you’ll stretch them out if they’re too tight.
This stuff is awesome: http://www.drscholls.com/Products/ForHerRubRelieftradeStrips
Post # 6
I think you just need to get used to them… the Hey Lady heels I had were insanely ridiculously comfortable.
Post # 7
@maplemag: Thanks for the tip- I am going to buy some of those!
@distracts: Yeah, I think I am just weird…
Post # 8
@chocolatecoveredstrawberry: You can also wear socks and shove your feet in and blow dry them on high. It helps to loosen them so they are not so tight if they are hurting around your toes
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Unfortunately, I think it would take years for your feet to get used to heels. I can never, ever wear them unless I’m super drunk. Don’t torture yourself.
Wear your cute shoes for photos, then have some flats for the reception. I’ve heard of brides’ big day pretty much being ruined by the pain in their feet!
Post # 10
@JessSeny: Thanks for the tip! I will try that.
@lealorali: Yeah, it is really important to me to be comfortable on my wedding day. I am going to keep wearing them as much as possible in the next week, and then maybe go out somewhere wearing them, and see how it feels. Worst case scenario, I will take your advice. I refuse to have my wedding day ruined just because of shoes!
Post # 11
Breaking them in will probably help a lot! =) That and some good gel inserts for the front of the shoe. I think it also helps a little bit if they aren’t peeptoes. I have an amazing pair of wedding heels but I am being a wuss with mine and only wearing them for the ceremony then kicking them off for some cute TOMS!! =)