(Closed) Wedding shoes: Break em in? Or keep them Pristine?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: What should you do with your wedding shoes?
    Keep them clean and perfect in the box until the wedding : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Wear them out a few times for a couple of hours here and there CAREFULLY : (61 votes)
    60 %
    Break them all the way in for max comfort, get them cleaned/polished before the wedding if needed : (32 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    Save yourself from pain on your wedding day. Wear them at home for a few hours over a few days. You can do your vacuuming in them. You can answer emails in them. Dance around your apartment and practice your first dance with your Fiance in them.  If you just wear them at home they’ll stay nice and clean and fresh, but you’ll be WAY more comfortable. Plus, wearing them a bit will let you know if they need any inserts anywhere for areas that might hurt after some dancing.

    Post # 4
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I bought two pairs of shoes – flats and heels. Both I’ve worn multiple times. Not only did I just need new pairs of shoes, but now I know just how comfy they are / aren’t and can plan accordingly! My mom was HORRIFIED that I was wearing a pair with my Fiance to a party one time. I felt like I broke her heart, ha 🙂

    Post # 5
    14444 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I left mine in the box until the wedding except to try on during the fitting.   Do you have sandals or pumps?  If sandals, I vote wear them around carefully… if pumps, you probably dont want to crease them, so leave it in the box.

    Post # 6
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Wear them around the house so they aren’t that dirty? Haha

    Post # 7
    7694 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I vote = wear them on inside all day.  I did that with a pair I bought and got blisters -so I knew to get a different pair to wear!

    Post # 8
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I say break em in but wear around the house not outdoors or anything. Be very careful with them. I would start wearing them around the house a week before the wedding. I would not recommend not to wear them till the big day. 

    Post # 9
    5662 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’ll definitely be breaking mine in. Even sitting around wearing them and thick socks helps!

    Post # 10
    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oh you’ve just reminded me I need to wear mine about a bit! Thank you!

    Post # 11
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I put my on last weekend and kept them on for an hour while in the house. Im happy that I did so, because after half an hour or so…my feet started hurting.

    I bought a bigger size the next day 🙂

    Post # 12
    9 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i didn’t wear my shoes ahead of time and they gave me blisters on the back of my feet that still haven’t healed. 

    Post # 13
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I agree with those saying to wear them around the house.  I wouldn’t risk wearing them out, but they won’t get dirty if you stay inside.  That’s my plan if I ever find shoes I like!  

    Post # 14
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Definitely don’t wear them out but do put them on a few hours a week and make sure you stand and walk in them.  All on carpet!  That way you won’t have that weird walk when a girl can’t walk in her shoes.  ahaha

    Post # 15
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    2nd option

    Post # 16
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @baletrina:  This. 

    If I walk around on my wood floors, it still leaves marks on the sole from dirt and whatnot. 

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