(Closed) Dancing all night long in your HIGH high heels??

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

WOW those are some shoes there! I love those!

I’m not wearing heels nearly as high as that, but mine are super high to me, so relatively speaking the theory is the same. I absolutely swear by these insoles from Dr. Scholl’s. I like them better than the high heel inserts because I find that they provide way more allover padding than the heel ones, and cause less pressure on the arch. The high heel ones try to redistribute the weight off of the balls of your feet by lifting your arch up higher and making your foot slightly “flatter” in the shoe, but all it really does is lift your arch up higher and cause your foot to curve even more. However, I’ve only used the high heel inserts in 2″ heels so perhaps they’d work better in very tall heels like yours? Try ’em out and see. The ones I linked are the same thickness throughout and they span the whole width of the shoe, sometimes even up into the sides a tiny bit, and provides allover cushioning that is just amazing.

YMMV of course so I would suggest getting one kind of insoles, trying them out, and if they don’t work, get another kind and try them out, until you find ones that work, so that you have ones that you know will work for you on your wedding day. Might end up getting kind of pricy because you can’t return insoles once you’ve used them (gross haha) but worth it for the sake of being able to wear those fabulous shoes pain-free all night πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here’s the heel of my shoe (and a little ring porn).  They are the Nina Electra 3 3/4″ heel and I wore them all night as is – no insoles or anything.  I’m glad they were surprisingly comfortable, I tried them on for about 2 minutes when I bought them then put them away until the day of the wedding.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Kant: Thank you for the link! I need them for my wedding and hopefully I can keep the heels on the entire evening=/ lol

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@agirlwithdreams7: Thats a great deal!  I hope they are comfy cause I would totally wear your shoes again.  In fact… where did you get those?  I know what you mean about dealing with it for $30 bucks too.  I originally want purple shoes and got those shoes in purple, but then when I saw the ivory for $30… purple went out the door and ivory was good enough!  I’m really glad I did that, cause other than for pictures, not a single person would have seen my shoes all night.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am wearing 5 1/2 inch heals out for my birthday and I bought a few inserts Ball of the foot heal ect and placed them all where I needed them and now i can wear the heals no problem!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wear super high shoes all the time. I have a process to make sure I will be comfortable all night.

Step 1: Break them in. Wear the shoes around the house in increasing lengths of time with socks on. I start with about 10 minutes and work my way up to cleaning the whole house in them. The socks help keep the insoles in perfect shape, and help stretch the shoes a little.

Step 2: Buy gel pads for the ball of the foot. This helps with comfort due to most of the pressure being on the ball of your foot when standing and walking. Also get pads for the back of the heel. This will help prevent blisters on the back of your heel.

Step 3: Don’t stand still for longer than 10-15 minutes when at all possible. If you are going to be standing still (like for the ceremony), switch feet randomly, and NEVER lock you knees. If you keep moving you keep the pressure from building up. If you lock your knees you run the risk of fainting.

Step 4: Stretch you calf muscles as often as possible without taking your shoes off. If you don’t stretch your calfs with the shoes on, you could end up with cramped muscles when you take the shoes off.

The last bit of advice I have is don’t take your shoes off until you have to. If you take them off early, you won’t wanna put them back on.  

Good luck with your rockin red shoes!!!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I wore mine non-stop from 11am to 11pm with the help of some Dr. Scholl’s gel insoles. They were fantastic.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I never take my shoes off, ever.  Nor do I put anything in for the sole.  I just suck it.  however, my friends like the little petals you put under the ball of your foot

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m a heel-wearer (although my wedding shoes were only a 3″ heel…the dress was too short for anything taller), and my biggest piece of advice is DON’T TAKE THEM OFF. Even for a second while you’re eating dinner. Your feet will swell up the minute you take them off, and you will never get them back on.  

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Thrakena: Thank you for the advice! I will definitely be doing these steps to break them in!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Shoes shouldn’t have to be broken in–they should be comfortable to begin with; however, many woman are not used to wearing exceptionally high heels, so it is a good idea to practice and get your foot used to them. 

Other posters have given some really good advice. Dr. Scholl’s gel inserts are excellent. I wore them in my shoes for the balls of my feet and the backs of my heels. I wore my shoes all day, and then again when Darling Husband and I went out for dinner.  I’ll also be wearing them again for our reception on the 6th of August.

 

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