Post # 1
In addition to planning my own wedding, I’m also a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. She’s getting married locally, but she lives on the other side of the country, so a lot of planning has been done via the internet. Well, we couldn’t find a pair of shoes that we all liked (she really wanted us to have the same exact shoes in the same exact color) so she just decided to buy us all a pair of dyeable shoes and dye them… without telling us, which is fine… but it is hard to buy shoes for other people. FedEX just dropped off a box from my cousin, and when I opened it… viola, a pair of pretty red shoes. I mean, the shoe is beautiful. 4 inch heel, 1 inch platform, peep toe… beautiful. However, the shoe is unbearably uncomfortable. The material is extremely stiff and hard. The edges are also rough and just the 30 minutes I was wearing them, trying to break them in, I got horrible shoe burns and I’m sure if I continued wearing them, I’m sure I’d have gotten blisters. (In hindsight I should have put socks on before wearing them around…)
Well… the wedding is in 3 1/2 weeks, so I’m looking for a quick fix to making my shoes more comfortable. I was considering going to Dillards and buying those shoe pad things, but I don’t know. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
Update: I’m wearing them with really thick socks…. hopefully that will stretch it out some! Looking sexy in my PJs (yay for spring break) and red high heels while I watch What Not to Wear and getting laundry and dishes clean. Oh lala! (And the socks just make it super sexy!)
Post # 4
Walking around in the thick socks should help a lot. I’ve also read something about using a blowdryer to “soften” the material and then putting them on and walking around for a bit. If push comes to shove you can always take them to a store and have them stretched
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: this is my go to method as well. Thickest socks I can find and hit them with he blow dryer.
Post # 6
I also go with walking around in really think socks. Also, those Dr. Scholl’s for her inserts work wonders!
Post # 7
Line the worst parts with moleskin. It won’t make them more comfortable, but it will save your feet a bit.
Post # 8
use powder when you wear them without socks, powder blocks the moisture which speeds skin breakdown,
Bring a backup pair of flip flops or something comfortable and only wear “The Cruel Shoes” (Steve Martin), when you have to.
Post # 9
@IcaJess13: socks, socks, socks. Wear them in as much as you can. I alsofound this wax stuff you put on your kin so it doesn’t rub.
Post # 10
Sorry to be Debby Downer, but shoes that are uncomfortable when they are new will never be comfortable. The best you can hope for is tolerable.
Follow the previous suggestions. Also use a roll on a blister preventer – looks like a mini deodorant- in the footcare section at the drug store.
Post # 11
Another trick: fill heavy duty freezer ziplock bags with water, mold them into the shoes as best as you can, filling them completey, then put in the freezer…. the ice should expand and stretch them even more.
Post # 12
@SapphireSun: Going to try the blow dryer!
@AmyFarrahFowler: Are there specific ones for high heels? I certainly want to try them out! (oh and I totally love LOVE your name. She’s my favorite character!)
@MrsJJC: Where would you get moleskin?
@julies1949: Is this blister preventer the same as the wax stuff Britt mentioned? And yeah, I really meant, “more tolerable”. Luckily I only have to wear them during the pictures and ceremony. I’m bringing a pair of shoes for later on.
@OoOTifsterOoO: Oh I’ve never heard that one before! I wonder if it would stretch too much? I don’t really want them wider, just more stretched in the heel and toes. I’m being too picky aren’t I? LOL.
Post # 13
@julies1949: I have to disagree, I have multiple pairs of shoes and boots that were uncomfortable the first time I wore then but loosened up and are now very comfortable.
@IcaJess13: Yes, these are the ones for the whole foot or just the ball of the foot. I think they also have some others.
Post # 14
band-aid makes a blister preventer, i may or may not have pinned it months ago. 😉
Post # 15
i second the moleskin idea. there’s moleskin and then there’s molefoam, which is thicker and has more padding.
it’s been a while since i’ve bought some, but i believe i’ve bought it at the 99 cent store before. you can probably find it walmart and those types of places too.
Post # 16
@IcaJess13: I’ve found it at the drug store. The sheets of it are the most useful, since you can cut them to the shape you need.