(Closed) When do you start breaking your bridal shoes in?

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ideally, I was planning on breaking them in a month before (wearing them 30 minutes per day/every other day for the first week, and then an hour the second week, etc.etc.etc), but seeing as I won’t get my shoes till the week before….

And, my heels are only 2.5 – 3 inches though!  Kudos to you for the 4.5 inch heels, damn!!!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Start now. I started breaking in my shoes once I received them a few months ago. I read that you should wear them for about 30 minutes a day and gradually increase the time. Also for areas that hurt a bit, you can put a band aid or mole skin and it’ll help the shoe stretch a bit and fit you better. Mine felt a little tight for a while but fit perfectly now.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point

@Miss Smurf: Thats a good idea! I need to get started soon on that!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@noenyu:whats mole skin?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cr6zy: 

I’m not exactly sure what it’s used for actually lol. Dr. Scholl’s makes it. I think it might be for blisters. It comes in sheets and you can cut it to the size that you need; one side is sticky and the other is a thin soft padding. It’s really nice for when shoes feel a bit tight and they’re digging into the back heel/Achilles tendon area of the foot. My shoes were a bit tight when breaking in so it would start to dig in to that area within a few minutes so I cut a small piece of moleskin and put it on that area to protect it. Moleskin isn’t thick enough to stretch out shoes by a lot but it’ll add maybe about a 1/16th of an inch and that can help with the breaking in.

http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/productSearch.do?method=doProductDetailsLookup&searchArg=67

Guide to breaking in shoes: http://www.wikihow.com/Break-in-High-Heel-Shoes

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree, Start now! I started 2 months before my wedding.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d start now. I started about a month or so ago-but honestly have only worn them around a few times Embarassed haha so I need to get on it myself!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

hmm im gonna have to look into that…i havent tried on my offical weddin shoes ive been running around in my ‘extra pair that are exactly the same but in black lol

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I havent even thought of this. I guess it makes sense to break them in so Im not miserable all day on my wedding.Thanks 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

also, if they’re real leather, you can wet the moleskin on your foot to wet the leather and soften it up a bit- it should stretch a little quicker that way!

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hot damn… 4.5 inches!?  Pics please!!  Mine were 3.75″, i didnt think to break them in, but luckily they were really comfortable.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I started yesterday. I wore them while I cleaned the house. Thats right 4 in heels in spandex running shorts and a tank top pushing a vacuum, dusting, and organizing. I have 2.5 months to make sure that I can make it through the night in those babies.

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got my shoes about 4 months before our wedding, and I would wear them around the house with my pjs or whatever whenever I thought of it.

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