Post # 1
I cannot decide what to shoe to buy. I live far-away so I cannot try any of these shoes on and to make matters worse, I am such a indecisive person who worries about things non-stop. It has to be perfect ….. *weep
There are several factors: 1. My wedding dress is a pearl white (not cream or yellow ivory or bleached white) 2. I have bad knees so the shoes need to have some sort of arch support 3. I am a simple person and any bling is not for me (I am sure you can tell by the dress) 4. The highest heel I can wear is 7cm / 3in (and then only for an hour before I MUST sit).
Here is my dress:
Here are the shoes Im deciding between:
Benjamin Adams Celine. This shoe is my favourite but 1) it is more than I budgeted and 2) it is apparently a dark ivory colour….
The Bella Citrine is a medium ivory but I am worried about my arch collapsing in this shoe. Also, if I remove the rather big bling, will it leave a mark? The shoe looks hard – is it comfortable?
Raspberry by Pink is gorgeous but now we are entering the 6.5cm high heel so they better be comfortable. This shoe does not have much support on the sides and how hard is the back part of the shoe? I do not want to get blisters on my wedding day.
Else Shiraz shoes are apparently very hard? Has anybody found this to be the case?
Another gorgeous shoe (Sherbert by Pink by Paradox) that I wonder about comfort, support and look.
Lastly, the Nina Criana. It is lovely but all the reports I have read about Nina shoes say that they are not suitable to wear for a long period of time. I am not used to wearing heels for longer than 2 hours so I am worried these will not work for me.
As you can see, I am in a complete muddle and state. I am so stressed about choosing and would love some feedback about comfort and style.
Post # 3
Can you perhaps go into a store to check? What about a DSW?
I know that my pain threshold and comfort levels are different than others. That way you could try them on and check for yourself. Or you could order a few of them and test for yourself. The ones that don’t work out, you can return.
Post # 4
They all look almost the same. I would decide on comfort. If they are at websites that offer free returns, I would just order all of them and see which pair feel the best!
Post # 5
I live in South Africa which is the problem. There are no shops here that stock nice silk shoes (we have a range of 5 bridal shoes that are stocked by ALL the shops). Postage to me is expensive and to return postage is just as expensive. I also run the risk of being charged high customs tax if I order a few pairs.
Post # 6
@Wendren: I see. Sorry, your post did not say anything about a location. I assumed you were in the US…
If I had to pick, I’d say the 3rd or the 5th pair. I really love the Bella Citrine, but I’m almost positive that taking the jewel off would leave a mark on the shoes.
Post # 7
The only brand that I have experience with is the Nina brand, sot that is the only one I can recommend based on your criteria. I will be wearing Ninas for our wedding and have found them to be very comfortable. Ninas fit very true to size, so if you decide to purchase them and are between sizes, I suggest ordering the larger of the two sizes. Ninas do run a bit narrow, but I ordered my true size; size 6 1/2, and they fit me perfectly.
Post # 8
I like #2 the best. #3, 4, and 5 look almost identical to me… I wouldn’t even bother choosing among them.
Post # 9
I am going to buy the Raspberry by Pink and the Sherbert by Pink by Paradox. Do you like these shoes? I am told that although the celine is my favourite, the colour will definitely be too cream. I love the citrine by bella but I will definitely remove the bling and I am worried that without removing the bling, I will not be able to see what the shoe looks like and thus, with the bling removed I cannot return the shoes.
Post # 10
I’ve heard that maybe dance shoes (ie. high heels for ballroom dancing) are supposed to be comfortable. I wonder if those would be better on your knees? I have never tried dancing shoes, so I really have no idea. And they might be pricey…
Post # 11
Are dance shoes a brand or do you mean dance in general. From my experience dance shoes are usually designed to be as simple as possible and rely on strong arches. For example, ballet and flat shoes are terrible for me becuase they have no support at all. My solomon trainers are my most comfortable shoe for my knees becuase of the cushioning and arch support that stops my feet collapsing and my knees turning it and then aching.