(Closed) Heels hurt but I love them, girls any tips??

posted 10 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I know that scholl’s and some other companies make gel inserts for heels to make them a little more comfortable. maybe you should try those out?

Post # 5
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I just wanted to write and say how much I sympathize.  I’m not a heel wearer by any means, but I really imagined wearing heels on my wedding day.  Silly me – I bought myself a 3 1/4 inch heel to hem my dress in, and now I have to figure out how to learn to walk in them without killing myself in the next 6 months!

Personally, I know my feet well enough to know that to wear heels, I had to accept that my heels would have to be expensive – I have really hard-to-fit feet.  I ended up purchasing a pair of Cole Haan Nike Air heels.  They are designed with the same Nike Air tech that comes in their running shoes.  It is supposed to help buffer the heel pain you normally get with heels.  I know there are people who swear by them.

If you are willing to deal with the price, I would suggest trying those.  Buy a pair(they are expensive – around $250-300) and try them out at home.  As long as you don’t scruff them up, they’ll take them back with the receipt if you don’t like them.

The only other option is to go with lower heels.  Obviously, the higher the heel, the worse the pain because of the pressure your feet have to deal with.  Just FYI – Cole Haan’s Nike Air collection comes in multiple heel heights too!

In any case, I wish you luck!  Just know you’re not alone – I’ll be doing the same thing! 🙂

Post # 6
773 posts
Busy bee

@angeldoc– I am also wearing Cole Haan shoes for my wedding!!  I wasn’t sure about them but went into the Cole Haan store with my mom on a whim and we both tried on a pair and she said the price was not even an issue for shoes that comfortable.  I ended up going with one of the non-bridal shoes in off white, so they’re totally something I can wear again.  I recommend them to everyone I talk to! They are SO awesome.

Post # 7
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What about a shorter heel, around 1 1/2"-2"? I would also try the inserts. Possibly also look for shoes with considerable support around the ankle/heel area. If you don’t have something holding your ankle/heel in place, your calves get tired much, much faster.

You could also consider just wearing heels for the ceremony and photos, then changing into more comfortable footwear for the reception.  Unsure if the dress you’re wearingwould allow for this, but I thought I would recommend it anyhow!

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