Post # 1
I need advice on this.
I purchased GORGEOUS Kate Spade shoes for my wedding – Kate Spade Karolina in Aqua.
I am needing to break them in more often than I have currently done. Up until now I wear socks with them (socks on my feet), AND a sock over the shoe because I was worried about scuffing the sole.
However – should I be scuffing the sole for traction? I was really only worried about them looking dirty in our pictures (I for sure want that pic of the shoes where u can see the brand name inside – yes, it’s vain but this is the most I have ever, and will ever pay for a pair of shoes, lol). But – I didn’t know if the bottom mattered or not… opinions please? 🙂
Post # 3
@Sparkle Pony: How thick are the socks you’re wearing? Personally when I wear socks with some of my shoes they stretch the shoe out a bit and then they can be too big without them. I would not purposely scuff the sole of the shoe. Just wear them around the house so that any blisters you might get from them have time to heal before the wedding so that you won’t get them the day of.
Post # 4
@asscherlover: hmm ok – should I maybe continue to wear socks over the shoes then? We have tile and live in Florida and no matter how much I mop – the floors are dirty so I can almost guarentee that the cream color of the sole will be gray or brown come wedding time. It wont be visible unless I show the bottom of my shoes of course – I’m just paranoid. 😉
Post # 5
I was doing socks, but mine weren’t stretching enough… so I actually bought shoe stretchers 🙂
Post # 6
I can’t remember where I saw it, but putting ziploc bags of water into the shoes and then putting them into the freezer. Supposed to break them in!
Post # 7
@Sparkle Pony: If you wont be walking on a lot of carpet before the ceremony in your shoes, I wouldnt worry about scuffing the soles. A quick walk on pavement will do that just fine.
Post # 8
@Sparkle Pony: If they’re thin it should not matter much. I understand wearing socks to protect the color, I just wouldn’t wear thick ones.