POLL! Wedding Shoe Dilemma [Jimmy Choo Lang & Ivette]

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which shoe would you choose?
    Jimmy Choo Ivette (short heel, comfortable, but has a gap) : (10 votes)
    26 %
    Jimmy Choo Lang (looks great, but too tall and uncomfortable) : (3 votes)
    8 %
    Save Your Money / Other Option (comment below) : (26 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
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    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    The pictures aren’t showing up 🙁

    Post # 5
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    1985 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    LadyH:  I see what you are referring to with the gap. I’m not sure whether or not I would have noticed it if you hadn’t pointed it out. But, if you notice, and it bothers you- that’s all that really matters. With fashion splurges, I feel like you should LOVE it and it should fit PERFECTLY. It sounds like you don’t love the Ivette and they don’t fit perfectly either- so I would definitely return them. You also sound somewhat undecided on the Lang- you love the style, but they are uncomfortable and make you look taller than you would prefer. If I were you, I’d probably keep looking.

    Post # 6
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    6193 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    By my definition, comfort, wearability, and fit all factor into how much I like a shoe, so I don’t think it would be too hard to find ones that are better by May. Besides, it’s very likely that no one will see them unless you pick up your dress to show them off. I’d spend that 850 on a different pair of shoes that you could wear more often.  

    PS I do agree that the tall ones look great, but are not ideal since you don’t want to be cranky and sore on the day of. I wouldn’t keep the shorter ones because they really don’t look right- I know they’re Jimmy Choos, but to me they look like you got them on the discount rack because of the poor fit =(.

    Post # 7
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    I say find a different shoe that you like the look of as much as the Lang, but which is as comfortable as the Ivette.  I’m sure there is such a shoe out there!

    Post # 8
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    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee

    How noticeable is the gap while your walking? From the distance shot you can barely notice it and if you’re wearing a long dress no one will notice it in the glimpses they see of your shoes. 

    Provided it doesn’t feel uncomfortable or make your foot slip while you’re walking I would go with the Ivette.

    Post # 9
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    375 posts
    Helper bee

    As someone who also agonized over her wedding shoes, I know how you feel.  I think it depends on if you are 100% committed to that style and getting Choos, but if I were you, I would be annoyed enough by the fit issues with a designer shoe that is supposed to be an investment piece to pass on the Ivettes, and my need for comfort would make me pass on the Langs.  If the Choos are really it for you, would it be possible to take them to a cobbler to see if the straps could be shortened?

    Now, not knowing if these are your style at all or not, but with your budget, you could get the dream shoes I stumbled upon while originally searching for not-too-high silver heels: Miu Miu glitter kitten heels at Saks

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306624247&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446698637&R=8054938962529&P_name=Miu+Miu&N=4294911920+306624247&bmUID=kD9Y18Q’ defer=’defer

    They also have a “cheaper” version without the rhinestones on the toe strap in gold glitter (from your pics, I thought the Choos you were looking at were silver, but depending on lighting, I suppose they could also be gold), as well as a silver metallic leather version without the stones as well.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  blankspace.
    Post # 11
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    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee

    LadyH:  If you plan on them being statements shoes for after the wedding too then it might not be the best idea to keep the ones that don’t fit properly. I do like the recommendation of a PP about taking them to a cobbler to see if they could be altered to fit properly before returning them. After all, we make alterations to ensure our dream wedding dress fits properly, why not do the same with your shoes!?

    Post # 12
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    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I’d get the ones that are more comfortable because you will most likely wear them again.  No one will notice the tiny gap unless you say something. Hey, your feet may even swell the day of your wedding from being on your feet so long! If the higher heels are uncomfortable now, I’d hate to think how much pain you will be in after a few hours on your wedding day.  

    Post # 14
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    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I too have been agonizing over my shoes (because I’m an obsessive person I first went to a cobbler to customise them, and then when the cobbler couldn’t get the pattern I wanted, I custom ordered the material off etsy. YES I AM NUTS! it better turn out perfect for all the effort i put into it!!!!) 

    so my take is: return both! find a pair you really really love that you will wear forever and every time you wear them again, you’ll have happy memories of your wedding and smile all day. 

    Post # 15
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    2264 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    LadyH:  I totally went through a massive shoe struggle as well! My mom and I literally spent days on days on days shopping solely for shoes (for the both of us — LOL!)

    The Lang ones look beautiful on you, but if they aren’t comfortable I would return them. I agree with what everyone else has said about taking the Ivette back. I’m a big proponent of things being perfect if you’re going to invest in a beautiful shoe that will be worn many times again for a long time to come.

    Since both shoes are requiring a compromise, I would say keep looking. Jimmy Choo has tons of gorgeous show stopping shoes. When we looked, I actually found that not all Jimmy Choo shoes fit the same. I wanted to be shorter than my groom and I wanted a low heel because I’m terrible at walking in heels. I tried on the Isabel pump because it had a kitten heel and it was HORRIBLY uncomfortable, which is odd because the heel was so small. They were just so….narrow? wobbly? I don’t know but they didn’t work.

    The sales associate convinced me to try on the Luna which is like the Isabel’s big sister — more gorgeous but a bigger heel. But what do you know? They were perfect! I’ve never felt a more comfortable and stable feeling heel. It almost felt like I was wearing wedges! I’m not shorter than my FI but we will be the same height, lol.

    I would go to your local store and if your heart is set on Jimmy Choo, try on a few different styles that you like. Maybe try one with a slight platform so that your feet are a bit more cushioned? Good luck and let us all know what you decide!

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