(Closed) Designer/comfortable shoes, do they exist?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ellagrace: ALLL the prada shoes. Well, the ones you like. 

I like: 

or this wedge:

or this something blue:

and finally, a more classic stilletto:

Post # 49
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6290 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

ellagrace:  re CL I find they run big; I’m a 39 on average and take a 38-38.5 in CL. Again, trying them in is a must IMO as fit has a huge impact on comfort; ill-fitting shoes are never going to be comfortable. 

Post # 50
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

ellagrace:  I’m all over the place with sizing in CL’s. I would say that in most styles, I go up a 1/2 size which I do in a lot of my designer shoes. However, anything with a very steep pitch such as the So Kate, I have to go down 1/2 size or my heel slips out. CL’s definitely get more comfortable as you break them in, but they don’t even compare to Jimmy Choo, Valentino, and Gucci. I am wearing CL So Kates for my ceremony but purchased a pair of Jimmy Choo Lindas for the reception. 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

designer shoes tend to be more comfortable because they are made with leather rather than manmade materials. so just look for shoes that are full leather. there are mid price shoes that are also full leather. for example, coach pumps are all leather. 

Post # 53
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Bee Keeper

ellagrace:  Is there anyway you can try on some of the shoes you’re looking at?  I think that would really help be the deciding factor.  I know it can be hard, but at least feeling the shoe on your foot would help you decide what’s practical for dancing, walking, and standing all day.  Eventually your feet will get tired.

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

ellagrace:  The problem is that different people have different feet, which will affect fit and also comfort. Like, I know some people who really rate Manolo but I have two different pairs and they’re my least comfortable designer shoes (though still heaps better than cheaper shoes).

You can get a reasonable idea by trying them on; try to walk/stand in them for a good few minutes (ie don’t just put them on, walk to the mirror, take them off again), and if the shop has different surfaces (eg a hard surface like wood as well as a soft one like carpet) walk on both. Fit is really important, so if they’re slipping off, for eg, that will affect comfort. Fabric is also important IMO: leather will give and also soften over time, whereas fabric doesn’t in the same way; I tend to find leather shoes much more comfortable than fabric ones for that reason.

Post # 58
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

ellagrace:  I adore Louboutins! I’ve got over 60 pairs and they are by far my favourites over anything else I have in my closet. I will say that I find both Choos and Blahniks OK to wear, but I prefer a higher heel and I have narrow feet so the Louboutins work very well for me. 

It is great that you want to splurge for your wedding day. I went with a pair of deep blue patent Loubies and I’ve already found them very easy to wear with lots of things. I say try as many on as possible. And, depending on the style you’re planning to wear, you can buy a slighlty bigger size and use an insole. Whatever brand you decide, as everyone has surely said, just make sure to wear them around the house to break them in. Good luck and enjoy the shopping! 

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Like other posters have said different people have different feet some designers work well with one person vs another. I wore CL’s for my wedding. I made it in them for like 3 hrs, then I had back up wedges to dance in that were still cute but just as tall so you don’t really notice the difference. I’ve worn my shoes again for a holiday party, I was able to last in them a bit longer then. Heals to me aren’t so comfy, I’ve worn Prada before and I did ok in them too. Ialways have back up shoes cause I know how I am.

Post # 60
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Blushing bee

I agree with PPs; unfortunately, there’s really no way to know what will work for you until you try them on and give them a good run around the store. Personally I find Choos the most comfortable, but I have to stick with a shoe that isn’t patent + has a heel that’s less than 4 inches. I tried the same shoe on in patent and in kid leather, and the patent one was much less comfortable.

I feel like I’m being tortured in Louboutins, but I have a friend who loves them. Manolos on the other hand just feel weird to me — even in lower heel heights they just don’t seem to be a good match for my feet.

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