Post # 1
I found a pair of Skechers today that I loved! thwy were just white slip ons. and I remember having a pair way back when and loving them. I tried them on and while yss they arent the ‘cutest’ tennis shoes they were like walking on clouds. I showed them to my sister and she made this face and said they were the ugliest shoes ever and looked like mom shoes. haha! I loved them, and will probably go back and buy them because regardless of how they look theyre comfy! Does anyone else sacrifice a little bit of ‘style’ or ‘coolness’ for just comfortable? lol
Post # 3
bring them along to change into after your reception if you want. You will get lots of opinions both ways. If you search thru the recaps you’ll see so many brides wearing toms or flops, but lots of brides wearing nice fancy shoes (at least for pictures). Seems like its 50/50 BUT keep in mind your dress hem will need to work for both pairs 🙂 I settled with fancy flats…partly bc I wanted to be comfy but also bc the Fiance is my height.
Post # 4
@babbot: the shoes i have for the wedding are very high but very pretty heels, and I imagine after wearing those for as long as I can and then changing into a not very supportive flat it would probably feel amazing to put these shoes on at the end of the night! lol I havent found any flats that I just love yet, but I am still searching!
Post # 5
Most all of my shoes are stylish and comfortable – I don’t think they have to be mutually exclusive. But, if I have to pick one I will pick style over comfort every single time!
Post # 6
Comfort – I wear uggs or flip flops year round and that’s about it 🙂 I’m with you!
Post # 7
@Ellegee: haha! I love my Uggs! and flip flops when the weather is nice! lol
Post # 8
For me, it has to be both. IMPO, there’s no need to sacrifice style for comfort; I have loads of super-comfy shoes, inc high heels, but they still look nice.
Post # 9
I don’t think comfort and style are mutually exclusive. Most of my collection of heels are reasonably comfortable, I purposefully shy away from the more crippling designers like Louboutin just because I know I can no longer tolerate them the way I did in my 20s! I also have a huge stash of cute flats – ballet flats, animal print loafers, jewelled flat sandals for summer.
Post # 10
For everyday I get the same shoes, used to be a Walmart shoe for $16 that I’d replace every 6-12 months. Now I have Orthodics so I order the same Newbalance Black Running Shoe and wear it until it wears out, buy a new one and swap in the orthodics.
For the wedding I got a 2″ heel that’s cute and have white flats/runners with mesh for beathability during the reception.
@ChellFish22: Please just note that the huge difference in heel height (If you’re wearing a 4-5″ heel (since you said “very high) and then going into a flat, you’re going to have 4-5” of dress on the floor as you dance. I would recommend finding a comfy kitten heel or definitely sticking with a sneaker that has some kind of platform/thick sole. That way less of your dress is dragging and it reduces the risk of a trip and fall.
That was actually one of the reasons I opted for the lower heel for photos, although I could have stuck out the 4″ for photos, I really wanted to not fall on my face during the reception and I probably would have after a few drinks and third of a foot of dress on the floor….