Post # 1
OKAY. So I just splurged and bought the most beautiful Louboutins I have ever seen in my life for my wedding. They are stunning–trust me, this picture doesn’t do them justice. They are adorned with Swarovski crystals that sparkle beautifully in the light, in fact they almost look like diamonds. I wish I could convey how gorgeous these are. The pictures below seriously do not do them justice.
So here is my problem. I’m not really a "heel" girl. I will wear them for formal events, sometimes when FH and I go out for a nice dinner, and rarely other times. These Louboutins I bought have about a 3" heel and are actually quite comfortable. My problem is, is that I am worried about them getting uncomfortable as the time at the reception goes on. Am I better off taking the most stunning article of clothing I have ever owned back and opting for flats? Or do I say "what the hell, it’s my wedding day!" and keep them? Cost is not an issue in this matter. If I take these back, I will replace them with a different style of Louboutins, in flats.
A note–if I do keep them, I am getting a tea length wedding dress so the world can see them. If I take them back and get flats, I will probably end up with a floor length dress. So being able to see them under a wedding dress is not an issue either!
Thanks so much in advance ladies!!!!!
Post # 3
I’d say if you love them, keep them! Your feet are probably going to hurt by the end of the day irregardless of what shoes you are wearing, so you might as well wear pretty ones! (You can always have a back up pair of shoes at the reception if your feet are hurting a lot.)
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2018 - R.H. Phillips Winery
Sounds like you might need some help from the good peeps over at Foot Petals. They even have a Runway Bride bundle that has everything you’ll need to help increase the longevity of your beloved shoes. I wear them allll the time and I plan to rock them on all pairs of my wedding day shoes.
Post # 5
The shoes are GORGEOUS! Congrats on the purchase… I saw those while I was shopping. I also say wear whatever dress length you want.. no need to HAVE to get tea length over long… You’ll definitely wear those shoes again.
Only suggestion: If you are not a big high heel wearer, you are probably also not a big SLINGBACK high heel wearer. The only reason I didn’t get slingbacks for my wedding is that the straps never stay up on my heel. It could just be my foot but get yourself some strong boob tape or double sideded fashion tape and tape the inside of the strap so that it never falls off your heel. There is nothing more annoying than constantly bending down to pull the strap back up a million times, but the tapes helps me not have to do that.
Post # 6
I probably will look into some foot petals (thanks mspomegranate!)–I’ve put those on some other shoes I have and they are great. I didn’t know they made a bridal set though! It almost seems like a shame to stick things permanently on the Louboutins, though, you know? I’ll have to weigh the pros and cons on that one!
Great tip, LDB!! I will definitely invest in some of that tape, no need to be worrying about comfort AND straps falling down!
I’m also considering a long dress as well.. but I just have this vision of me walking down the aisle and BAM! there are my gorgeous shoes! Is it sad I’m more excited about the shoes than the dress? My priorities are a little mixed up But long is definitely still a possibility. I won’t know until I start going to try dresses on, which won’t happen for a few more months.
Post # 7
Just an idea, you could take your shoes to your local shoe repair shop and have them cut off some of the heel. I have done this a few times and it has worked wonderfully. If they are good at what they do, they will know how much to take off without ruining the look of the shoe or the comfort of the shoe. They may not be able to take off an inch or anything, but trust me, it WILL make a difference!
Hope this helps, and your shoes are GORGEOUS!!!
Post # 8
Thanks Husker! It’s kind of hard for me think about altering CL’s with how expensive they are.. I feel like I would be messing with a work of art!!! I wish I could do that, though, it’s a great idea!
Post # 9
Meggyg8r – if this helps guide your decision at all you can have a long dress and still see part of your shoes. I have a long dress and bought come gorgeous blue Manolos (not the SATC ones) and you can see them just peeking out when i walk.
That said there are of course super fabulous short or tea length dresses too that I love. Buy whatever you feel good in and whatever you feel most like a bride in!! Enjoy trying them all on… its the most fun!
Post # 10
Why don’t you buy some cheaper shoes with the same heal and wear them around just to get used to the type of walking that way you’ll be able to enjoy your Louboutin without wearing them off.
Post # 11
they look like they were made in heaven.
Definitley buy cheaper shoes with a three inch heel to practice in though… those babies are gorgeous and you want them looking their best for the wedding.
Post # 12
I’d do whichever makes you feel pretty. I also don’t wear heels except for special occasions, and I have flat feet that need firm arch support for daily wear, but I survived fine in 3" heels for my wedding. I do think higher end heels do manage to be more comfortable.
Post # 13
keep them! they are gorgeous!!
Post # 14
Oh, to be in your shoes right now ! Kudos on the amazing shoe purchase, I coldn’t get away with buying designer shoes, lol but I can dream. . .
Having bought many pairs of uncomfortable shoes and having a chronic and painful knee condition (thank you college rugby), I have become well versed in surviving pretty shoes. Here’s my advise:
- BlisterBlock from BandAid it’s this little stick that resembles a mini stick of deodorant that prevents chafing when applied to your skin where the straps hit. Useful tip, you can put it under your arms if you select a dress with beading on it to prevent rubbing.
- moleskin- not that CL’s deserve to be treated this way, but you can apply it to the inside of strap itself to add comfort-ballerinas are big believers in moleskin. It comes in sheets that are self adhesive on one side and soft fur-like on the other. You cut them to fit.
- Dr. Scholls!! He’s my BEST friend. They design many many many insoles for many many many different types of shoes (a full line for women). I recommend trying them out to decide what you like. They make some for just the toe part, they make some that extend the better part of the sole, it’s all personal preference. Sometimes I find I like one type in one shoe and another in another.
- Is it your feet that hurt, or is it knees, hips, or ankles? I plan to have my Maid/Matron of Honor (an occupational therapist), apply this substance called Kinesio tape to my knees (in flesh color of course) for the wedding day. It increases blood flow and encourages proper joint function, alleviating joint pain. An orthopedist, physical therapist, or athletic trainer can show you how to properly apply it if it’s your joints that suffer.
I know that was a LOT of information, but I hope some of it helps. I’m telling you, that BlisterBlock is a miracle product, I put it anywhere that anything rubs.
Best of luck and you should keep those amazing shoes no matter what dress you chose!