(Closed) Shoe advice: not used to heels

posted 10 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

its funny b/c im going through the same dilemma. my wedding is on saturday and i have yet to buy shoes! i hate heels…but ive decided to wear small (2 3/4 inch) heels for the ceremony and formal pictures. my Fiance is really tall and i dont want to look too short. and then change into nice  flats for the reception. my dress will drag on the floor a little bit but not too much so i dont really mind it. ill let u know how it goes!

Post # 4
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177 posts
Blushing bee

Hi ladies. My sister’s in a similar situation but with a very tall groom. For the ceremony, she’s going to suck it up and wear something with a heel (something comfortable and no one will see under her skirt) and then she’s going to have it altered so that when it’s bustled she can rock white flip flops (her dream wedding shoe).

In my experience, some heels are more comfortable than others. Some of mine are really flexible and thus really comfortable. Make sure you wear them around the store a lot. If they hurt at all in the first few minutes, don’t buy them!! Wedges and wider heels are usually comfortable. Good luck!

Post # 5
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My advice is to try to find heels you can wear all day and night. Generally, the more expensive the shoe is, the better it will support your foot, and the less strain and pain you’ll have. I would look for a sturdy pump or peep-toe with an ankle strap. That way you won’t have to tire out your foot trying to keep the shoe on. You may want to check into shoes made specifically for ballroom dancers, since these tend to be attractive and well made. Wear them around the house for a few weeks to develop some tolerance on the ball of your foot. I find that well-made heels with an ankle strap are far more comfortable than a cheap flat shoe.

Post # 6
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Why not buy something with a small heel that you’re used to?  Bring something really casual (like flipflops) for an emergency sore foot situation.  I think it’s hard to find a shoe that’s completely flat that looks dressy enough, but there are plenty of kitten heels or low heels that look completely dressed up.  Naturalizer and VANELi make some really cute options that I saw when browsing through Nordstrom.com special occasion sandal section.  I’m wearing a pair of Pelle Moda shoes with a very low heel: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/30401866/c/121800.html

Post # 7
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2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Zappos all the way, ladies.  Order and wear around your house all you want, return for up to a year, free shipping both ways.  And I second snmcdowell – spring for a nice pair and you will be incredibly comfortable.  I love Sofft – like walking on air.

Post # 8
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

ok, so these are kinda expensive but I swear they are comfortable and high heels . . I own a pair and they are great! Cole Haan Nike Air High Heels- you can try to get some at Saks outlet or the Cole Haan outlet if you have outlet stores near you.

Post # 9
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32 posts
Newbee

Search on endless.com or Zappos.com to find shoes. Then you can wear them in your house for (I think) 365 days to see if you can deal with them.

Brands to consider:Naturalizer, Rockport, Aerosoles, Dansko, Clarks.

Wedge heels are often more comfortable and easier to walk in, especially if you’re not used to wearing heels. Pointy toes may not be good. But it really depends — try on a lot of different pairs to find out what works for your own feet.

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