(Closed) At what point do we sacrifice price for comfort?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
4381 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

My problem is sacrificing comfort for style, so perhaps the other way around! I’ll be wearing flats for the wedding and reception because I’m the same height as my fiance.

There’s a shoe designer named Taryn Rose, who was actually, or is, a foot doctor. She noticed that there were all these fab stilettos, etc, that gave women TERRIBLE foot/body problems, so she started her own line! Her stuff is very comfortable.

Also, Tory Burch heels are super comfy.

I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Cole Haan/Nike pumps comfort-wise.


In my experience, it seems that *usually* the more expensive the shoe, the less it has going for it comfort wise. Seems counter-intuitive, right?

Post # 4
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Personally, I wasn’t on my feet much of the night so my shoes didn’t bother me.  The husband and I aren’t the dance the night away type so we spent most of the night sitting at tables and talking with friends.

Post # 5
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i wish i had known about comfortable ballroom shoes before our wedding! my feet killed me the day off despite three changes of shoes.  it made me really grumpy towards the end of the night!  i can’t believe after all the weddings i’ve attended that i didn’t think to just sacrifice style for a bit of comfort!

Post # 6
4485 posts
Honey bee

I’d rather have comfort anyday over style. At the same time, comfortable shoes should not cost your unborn firstborn. Unless you have a short dress, no one will see them anyway or even notice.

Post # 7
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

lol at “lollipop guild” I am totally stealing that, the hubby is a foot taller than me too I totally understand. However, I am breaking in my feet right now. I have been walking in heels as much as I can (the higher the better) so by the time the big day comes my feet are already numb to any feeling completely so I won’t feel pain or I will be use to walking/dancing/running in heels all day that 4 hours won’t seem so bad.

Post # 8
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

If you can find comfortable heels to dance in all night, I think you should buy them whatever the cost. 😉 But only if they are actually that comfortable! I bought a pair of the Cole Haan/Nikes for work and they were the most horrificaly painful thing I have ever had on my feet–I would NEVER buy another pair!

Post # 9
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wore flat bridal slippers for my wedding day.  They were totally comfortable, and still looked bridal.  The only problem I had with them was that they were not ideal for breaking the glass at the end of the ceremony.

My wife wore vintage Stuart Weitzman raw silk and lace bridal boots, and got many more compliments on them than I got on mine.  However, I have never liked heels, and was perfectly happy to sacrifice style for comfort.

Post # 11
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I’m wearing ballet slippers for the reception (the dance shoe not the shoe-shoe) because heels will just drive me nuts. Not entirely sure about the ceremony – I don’t want to create a huge difference in height and be wading in my own dress. Hm.

I’m also not really convinced expensive = more comfortable. So my one advice for wearing heels comfortably is a platform. I went to an event a few weeks ago and wore peep toe platform booties; I stood all evening, walked all over the city, and was perfectly fine when I got home. I think they add a lot of stability to heels.

Post # 12
401 posts
Helper bee

to me, esp. on our wedding day, we want to be comfortable.  buy some comfy shoes to wear most of the time but then if you want some jazzy ones for photos or what not then you can just slip them on for that…

Post # 13
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Well daily I sacrifice comfort for style 🙂

But on my wedding I wanted to be comfortable. Initially I bought these cute shoes to wear during the ceremony & pics and then was going to change into my uber comfy cowboy boots for the reception. But, I decided to rock the boots the whole time & was super comfy and didn’t sink into the grass 🙂

Post # 14
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

i never, ever, ever skimp on shoes…they maintain the health of so many parts of your body! you shouldn’t be crippled by a cheap shoe on your wedding day, no way no how.  whoever said, “the more expensive the shoe, the less comfortable” really isn’t right. i had such a hard time wearing heels as a teen, they always hurt like mad after an hour or so, until i started buying expensive ones, which i can wear all day in comfort.  the trick is to actually seek out shoes that fit, with good padding and appropriate arching for your foot.  an expensive and uncomfortable shoe is either poorly designed (and this is the exception, not the rule) or your foot isn’t the right shape for it.

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