(Closed) Toenail fell off. What would you do about wedding shoes? (gross, but no pics)

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: What would you do?
    Wear the original shoes : (32 votes)
    70 %
    Buy new closed toe shoes : (14 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 16
    41 posts
    • Wedding: July 2016

    This might sound weird, but you can purchase fake toenails that stick on amd can be painted. I’ve been known to use them once or twice for special occasions 

    Post # 17
    3312 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve looked at all 1100 of my wedding photos many, many times and you can’t see my feet in any of them (other than one where the photographer had me ‘pose’ by putting on my shoe).

    Post # 18
    6011 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I lost my big toenail when I broke my toe and I just painted the skin the same color as my other toe nails while it grew back in. From a few feet away nobody will notice. 

    Post # 19
    370 posts
    Helper bee

    mandaluv1119:  they make fake toenails just like they make fake nails, I lost a fingernail right before prom, so I got the press on fake nails and filed it down so it was the same length as my natural nails, than just painted it like I normally do 🙂 I wouldn’t use nail glue as it hurts like hell when it gets caught on skin!

    Post # 20
    98 posts
    Worker bee

    Omg my mom lost her big toenail about two weeks before my wedding and was freaking out about the same thing! Just like many others said, the nail salon put a fake one on for her and painted it like the rest of her toes…you couldnt tell at all.

    Also, I just texted her to ask if I can post the picture of her toe that she had sent me after the salon and she lost her mind 😂 so unfortunately I can’t show you how it looked! But trust me no one could tell. 

    Post # 21
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My husband doesn’t have a nail on either big toe. It doesn’t look al that different than a toe with a nail. I vote paint the rest nude and call it a day. 

    Post # 22
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’ve had bad luck with stubbing toes and good luck with fake toe nails. I get them at Walmart, liberally apply nail glue, and paint all my toes the same color. Works really well and looks almost real. I’m wearing an open toe shoe thanks to these things!! Good luck!

    Post # 23
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016


    peegee:  I know it sounds weird, but I’ve had good luck getting rid of toenal fungus using Vicks VaporRub.  It is apparently anti-fungal.  I rubbed it on top of my whole nail, and also under the tip, after my shower each morning and before I went to bed each evening, and it took a long time (as in I had to do it until the nail grew out), but it did kill the fungus.  Do a google search – there is lots of info online about it.

    Post # 25
    544 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m right there with you! Mine grows out and the slightest wrong move makes it fall off. I usually get an acrylic nail put on for vacation and special occasions. Otherwise I just paint it right along with my other townails.

    This past summer I got an acrylic nail put on it twice and they held on for sooooo long this time. Well the acrylic is gone now, my nail hasnt fallen off, but I’ve noticed just in the past couple weeks, the base of the nail is smooth and clear. It is seriously a miracle, its growing back like a normal nail!!! It’s been like 15-20 years or something since it’s been falling off and gross. 


    Post # 26
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I had 4 toenails surgically removed in the fall of 2014 (2 on each foot,  the big one and the index one).  They’ve grown back half way but will take at least another year to fully come back. ..however the index ones are back fully now.

    My doctor just said paint the nail bed if I wanted it’s not going to do any damage,  but boy did it feel weird.

    Post # 27
    1310 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wear your shoes!!! I bet your tour is cute without the nail! 

    Post # 28
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’m sure more than half of your guests won’t even be looking at your feet.. wear your beautiful shoes!!

    Post # 29
    737 posts
    Busy bee

    I second pp’s about the fake nail – sounds like a good solution.  Have you tried tea tree oil? I’ve heard good things about it for nail fungus.

    Post # 30
    316 posts
    Helper bee

    Okay, so you are going to think I am completely crazy, except I just read a PP who did the same thing, so I feel less crazy.   

    However, I lost my toenail to a horrible incident involving opening a door on it.  After it healed from the trauma, I just pained the skin where the toenail was.  It actually stayed on the skin quite well and no one ever questioned it. 

    You could always do a test run with the nail polish you want to use ahead of time and see if it will stay well enough for your big day!

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