- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So, I painted the soles of my heels with glitter, via a tutorial I saw somewhere on here. I think the person who posted the tutorial had an outdoor wedding, which I’m now realizing is pretty important if you want to paint your soles…
I’ve been wearing my shoes a bit to try to break them in, and when I went into the kitchen the other day to get a drink (linoleum flooring), I nearly fell flat on my face.
My ceremony site is smooth concrete (though I might have an aisle runner) and my reception is all hardwood flooring. I don’t want to be slipping and sliding all over the place, and it will make it impossible to dance – but I paid good money for these shoes, dammit, and I’m gonna wear them!
I keep seeing suggestions for sandpaper, etc. but I don’t want to scrape all my hard work off! I’m thinking I’ll buy or make some non-slip pads – probably make, because appearance is a bit of a concern. I think I’ll cut out some heart-shaped decals to glue to the bottom, but I have no idea what material to use that will give me traction without wrecking the floor. How have you guys remedied slippery shoes? If you bought anti-slip pads, do you know what material they were made of?
Also, word of caution from my experience… if you want to paint your soles, practice walking on sheer surfaces (including at your venue(s)) and make sure that you aren’t gonna go skating all over the place like I would have. >_<