(Closed) Wedding Shoes hurt feet! What to do??

posted 12 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

In my experience, burning in the ball of the foot is usually due to the heel being too high and inadequate support.  I think padding at the ball would help, but I’m not sure how much extra space in the heel will (in fact could make it worse by giving you less support).  There are fashionable high heels that offer better support…though they are usually much more expensive (e.g. Manolo Blahnik).  You might try some kind of insert which could help (I think extra arch support will help distribute the weight better even in heels).

OTOH, my friends tell me that you have so much adrenaline on your wedding day you won’t notice.  I think they’re right, but I have enough shoe/feet issues and associated back issues that I’m still searching around for good comfy shoes. 

Post # 4
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I forgot my shoes for my first fitting and had to use a stand in pair that had the same height heel.  When I went back for the 2nd fitting with the actual shoes- it was fine.

As long as you choose a shoe that is the same height, you’ll be fine.

Post # 5
2640 posts
Sugar bee

Why not try the foot pads, just to see, if you really love your shoes.  Foot pads really helped a pair of shoes I bought once.  Also, don’t be afraid to just admit you need to get another pair, if it come to that.  Plenty of brides need to suck up a few bucks from a regrettable purchase, myself included.

It will be OK.  Good luck.

Post # 6
47 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Shoe pads should definitely help.  I bought the foot petals "Killer Kushionz" here:  http://weddingfeet.com/your-wedding/shoe-pads that you can try.

Or, you can buy wedding flip flops to change into for your reception and just suffer through the ceremony in your heels?  There are some pretty high flip here? http://weddingfeet.com/bridal-shoes-tips/wedding-flip-flops

Or, just change the shoes?  get some more comfortable shoes?


Post # 7
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

As long as your heels are the same height, you can easily switch.  My feeling is that you should find shoes that are somewhat comfortable.  If you’re used to wearing uncomfortable shoes all the time, then go with these.  If you hate uncomfortable shoes, look for another pair.  If you can find them by your second fitting, you should be golden.

Good luck! 

Post # 8
1149 posts
Bumble bee

If you want to keep the heel height but lose the pain, consider platforms.   I can easily wear a 4 inch heel all day if they’re platforms but if they’re not, the balls of my feet hurt just as you describe after about an hour. 

I’ve seen lots of gorgeous wedding shoes in platform style so there is tons to choose from.

Hope this helps!

Post # 9
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Foot petals definitely!   am a huge fan!!!!!!

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