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Stretching and Breaking Them In!

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 3:50 PM

These are the best methods to prep your bridal shoes before the wedding day.


- Use a shoe strecher.


- Fill a small ziplock bag full of water inside your new shoes. Place the shoes with the bag inside of them in the freezer for an entire day. When you remove the shoes from the frezzer let the bag slightly thaw first and pull the frozen bag out carefully. The expansion of the ice will stretch the shoes.


- Twist and bend your shoes from side to side and back and forth! Make sure to do this gently so that you don’t damage the shoes!


- Before you wear heels you should roughen the bottom of them (to keep from slipping). You need your shoes to have a good grip on the floor your going to be in them all day! It's a fact that heels are a challenge to walk in already, it can be scary to walk in slippery heels! Take a piece of sandpaper and rub them on the bottom of each shoe to roughen them up. It will be so much easier to walk in your heels if you feel safe in them!

Shopping For Comfortable Wedding Shoes

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Our outfits are never complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Wedding day looks are no exception! Of course you would want a gorgeous pair of shoes to go with that wonderful dress, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise your comfort. You'll be standing for long periods of time, and you don't want to be in pain all day and night. When shopping for shoes, consider the height of the heel beacuse the taller you go, the higher the potential for pain. Consider the type of straps and the material of the shoes. Your feet need to be well supported. Choose ankle and toe straps over slip - ons in order to avoid instability or your shoes comming off under your dress. Choose high quality materials. They're more comfortable than synthetic ones and are also a lot more durable, so you'll be able to wear them again.


Tip: Go shoe shopping at the end of the day for the best fit. In the evenings are when our feet are swollen from activity therefore, you will get the most accurate fit when trying on shoes. Also, give yourself plenty of time to break in your new shoes before the wedding by wearing them around the house, weeks in advance. Note any areas on your feet that are prone to blisters. To make the shoes more comfortable, you can purchase moleskin, heel grips, strap stickers or gel insoles designed specifically for heels. If your shoes are too strappy to conceal an insole or grip look for a spray, wax or cream that protects against friction or provides anti-inflammatory pain relief.