- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
You all have been so helpful the few times I’ve posted questions, so here I am again, asking for help with shoes – or rather, what to do with my wedding shoes to make them bearable for the evening.
Let me start by saying that on top of being a regular human being who wants to have comfortable shoes, I also have chronic foot pain that really limits what I can wear.
– I absolutely can’t wear heels higher than 2 inches, and that is pushing it.The shoes I have are 1.75 and 2 inches.
– I can’t wear flats because I need cushioning on the bottom of the shoe.
– I can’t wear a heel with a very skinny base, no matter how high it is, I guess because I must balance on my heels, so that needs to be wide enough to feel stable.
Anyway, I opted for mid-heel dyeable shoes because I didn’t want to spend a fortune on shoes very few people will even see under my floor-length dress. These shoes are pretty crappy – all synthetic materials – no surprises there. They aren’t hideous looking, though, but they need some help.
So to make them more comfortable, I would like to use some sort of cushion-y insert for the ball of my foot, and maybe the heel. I’d also like to replace the slip-causing plastic heel cap with a rubber one, and put something soft, like moleskin, to line the strappy parts so they don’t cut me with their man-made non-deliciousness. Finally, I need some way to make the front part non-slip as well.
I see that there’s a brand called foot petals that has a lot of products, but then there’s also Dr. Sholls, and others, no doubt. And I am thinking of going to a highly recommended shoe repair place for the heel cap and bottom.
Any recommendations? Has anyone had luck refurbishing uncomfortable shoes? I’m all ears!
Thanks for your help!