Post # 1
So I found my wedding shoes online:
As you can see they are massively high…I’ve justified it on the basis that my dad will walk me up the isle and then my hubby will walk me back down…..Problem is they will be brand new shoes….So I’m kinda worried that they’ll be super slippy and I’m trying to work out if I should be wearing the soles in by taking them out on the pavement..
But then they won’t be new anymore…How is everyone else wearing them in? The last thing I want is to have slippy soles and go flying on my big day!
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm
I wouldn’t wear them outside, but you could wear them in the house to get them broken in. They also make self adhesive things that you can stick to the bottom so they have a little grip. You could score the soles with an exacto knife or something, too. Those look expensive so you may not be keen on that idea, but they’ll get messed up on the bottom eventually. Good luck!
Post # 4
cantwaittobemrsf you can go to a cobbler and they make special red soles to keep the red from wearing out and also helping with the slip factor. I am not sure what the exact name of them are but I am sure you kind find one the specializes in Loubs. Beautiful shoes 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle
You can buy things to stick on the bottom that will make them less slippery. I can’t think of what they are called but it’s basically like sand paper that has a sticky back on it.
I would wear them around the house to get used to it. I wouldn’t want to fall on my face as I made my debut down the aisle, lol.
What about the reception? Are you going to change shoes for that? Will your dress be too long and drag?
Post # 6
i wore mine to a wedding the month before my wedding. and then to an event at the symphony a week before my wedding.
Post # 7
Check out the The Purse Forum’s sub-section on Louboutins. They have cobbler advice for having Vibram soles put on, they are a red rubber sole that goes on to give it the red look with traction! …. I think they are special cobblers in the UK you can send them to have this done if you don’t trust your local cobbler.
Good luck and congrats on the louboutins! Don’t mess up the red sole, you want it to stay pretty for the wedding!
Post # 8
I got new shoes for the wedding, and have been breaking them in right after a hot shower (the steam helps break them in) around the apartment.
It’s a good thing I did because I almost fell and busted my ass on the bathroom floor the first time I walked in there! The shoes had ZERO grip and I would have fallen at the wedding had I not broken in the treads a bit. Now they’re fine.
Break them in – they can still be “new,” but it’s best for your shoes to not be a totally new experience for you on your wedding day.
Post # 9
Thanks Bees 🙂
@FutureDrAtkins now this is a toughie question….I am only 5feet 2 (hence ginourmous shoes as hubby2bee is 6feet 2!!) so my dress will be made to accomodate me wearing these. I had considered the reception and thought about getting some nice traditional crystallised Converse as is now the in thing….But I don’t want to look like a teeny weeny person in someone else’s dress haha! So I think because of the size of them I might have to commit to the shoes that day, as well as committing the rest of my life to my new husband!
Post # 10
@cantwaittobemrsf: I wore mine in before the big day just inside. I figured the small walk to the car from the house would bad enough for them not to be slippy.
Post # 11
I would wear them around inside the house. Keep in mind if you want to wear flats later on, your dress is going to drag and be hard to dance in.
Post # 12
@peachsnapple thanks! Well I saw an idea on Pinterest where your groom writes you a note on your sole that you keep forever…I was going to do this until I thought about how the red sole might bring an interesting colour pop to a couple of wedding photos! Or should I have him still write the note as it will be cute in the photos? The shoes and the dress will be retiring after their special day so I can save them to share with our daughter. My mum sold her shoes and dress straight after the wedding and I am gutted that I didn’t get to see it and have her share it with me xxx