Why my wedding shoes hurt so much?
Oh wedding planning has never been easy. There is so much to do, so little time and everything has to be perfect, after all, you only wed once! Added on to that list is finding wedding shoes that fit and do not hurt! So how do you achieve that? Here is a list of handy and practical tips to make the bridal shoes shopping expedition so much easier.
- What surface is your venue?
Garden wedding and a stiletto heel are a recipe for disaster, they will likely sink into the ground and reduce your height. I am seeing wobbly steps and potential fall. Ideally, this surface is more suitable for wedding wedges or chunky heel bridal shoes, flat wedding shoes or low heels for stability.
- Open toes?
Open toe and wedding sandals are great for a summer wedding. Depending on the height, and the inevitable sweating ether from wedding jitter or just the summer heat, you might find your feet sliding forward and the straps could hurt at the end of a long day so do wear them beforehand.
- Pointy toes
Pointy shoes are on trend and do look good in the wedding album for decades to come for sure. They however do restrict space for your toes so could hurt by the ned of the day. Why not wear them for part of the day, maybe just the official photoshoot or ceremony or buy a half size bigger or better still, try our wide fit wedding shoes.
- Know your ideal heel height
This is usually the number issue when it comes to discomfort. Ask yourself if you can honestly sustain a 11cm stiletto heel all day? If not why not try out one with a platform to cushion you and add height. On the other hand, higher heels might make your wedding dress flow better and avoid a visit to a seamstress for perfect length.
- Wedding dress length
Always take your wedding shoes with you for your dress fitting. Some wedding dress styles restrict your normal stride length so wearing them might alter your normal walking pattern. Lace dress might get stuck in heels, and short one are best to show off your heels and manicure.
- Know your shoe size
This might seem obvious but yes designer wedding shoes sizes differ from one brand to another. Try your normal size and a half size and see what fits better.
- Cushion inset
Lastly, check if your shoes come with a comfortable cushion insole that simply wraps your feet in comfort all day long.
In the end, nothing betas trying them on and selecting the style that suits your personality. Happy bridal shoes shopping!