(Closed) Everyday shoes-style or comfort?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Comfort – I wear uggs or flip flops year round and that’s about it 🙂 I’m with you!

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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….

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