Post # 1
I went for my first fitting last night (yay!).
When the store called last week to tell me the dress was in and to schedule the fitting, they told me to bring the shoes I will be wearing. I have to confess that I had not really been focusing on shoes. I ordered several styles from Zappos. They arrived literally an hour before the fitting. I selected a pair. The fitter pinned the dress with the shoes on. All was fine.
After I got home though, I had to admit to myself how much my feet hurt — the balls of my feet were burning. I could try putting some padding in the shoe bed, but otherwise I don’t think these are going to work.
Any pair that I get will not be higher than the ones I had on during the fitting. Still, should I call the store?
Any suggestions for comfortable, yet stylish shoes?
I did try on a pair of Grace shoes that seemed to have alot of padding in the sole. The fitter thought they were a little big in the heel (I have narrow heels, but the rest of my foot is medium width). I think, though, that I would rather have a little room in the heel than a burning foot. I could always try to put a pad in the heel to take up some room.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 8
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
Foot petals definitely! am a huge fan!!!!!!