(Closed) Does anyone have any peep toe heel comfort tips?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had ordered a pair of non refundable sparkle peep toe sling back patforms that ended up being a half size smaller than what I thought I needed.  Not sure how that happened.  To top it off they were also 1″ taller than expected.  When I first got them I FREAKED!  I am a pretty consistent 8.5 with wide feet and got a pair of 5″ heels in size 8.

I needed to make them work as I needed height and a sling back.  I thought the same of the pad under the ball of my foot to prevent slipping…but it actually hurt the sole of my foot, rubbed and caused a blister so I took it out.  I put on socks and started to wear them around the house.  I got used to them, they streteched out on their own (shocked me as they were not leather) and I wore them most of my wedding – noon ceremony to 1:30, then from 3:30 pm to 10 pm when I changed into a 1″ shorter peep toe platform. 

I swear breaking them in by cleaning the house and while getting ready in the am did the trick.  It can be done 😉

Post # 4
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Well, I love heels, I must admit they are my kryptonite! I have learned that if they are too small, which doesnt seem to be the case though, that if you out in thick socks, put on the shoes and blast them with the blow dryer for 10 minutes, wiggling your toes while you’re doing them. They will stretch up to half a size, you can do this as many times as you feel are needed.

With that said, DO NOT wear uncomfortable shoes for your wedding day! You will be in these all night, and there is no way to stay smiling in pictures if your feet are killing you!!!! That is just my experience from parties, dances, weddings (not my own just yet). Hope it works out because they ound gorgeous!

Post # 7
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@nl:  that makes perfect sense and they do sound super pretty! Mmm how about bandaids?

Post # 8
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Barika:  I’m doing exactly this. I started by wearing them with big fuzzy socks (you know the kind) while I cooked or cleaned or just sat around, and am now wearing them with regular socks. It may just be wishful thinking, but I believe it’s helping break them in!

Post # 10
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Newbee

I agree with all the other posters that it needs some stretching and you can follow the tips given by the lovely bees. I also highly recommend these:

 

They create “slip” so your skin isn’t rubbed raw against the shoe. 

 

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