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9 ways to make your wedding shoes feel comfortable all-day long

9 ways to make your wedding shoes feel comfortable all-day long


Written by Katie Byrne


Whether you're wearing flats or heels, keep 'em comfy from the aisle to the dancefloor with these pointers

 

#1 Buy the right size

Yes, it's the most basic rule of shoe-buying - but you wouldn't be the first bride to consider trying to 'lose weight' from her feet (totally a thing) before her big day in a bid to slip into your dream shoes that were only available ina size too small.

  

#2 Stick to what you know

If you're not normally a heel-wearer, do you really want to buck the trend on your wedding day? If the answer is yes, good luck and god speed - practice wearing the shoes as much as possible before the big day to give your feet a chance to acclimatise. If the answer is no, there are endless pairs of beautiful flats or kitten heels that will make a great addition to your bridal style.

Nicola Thompson

#3 'Stretch' your shoes ahead of the big day

As well as practising wearing them around your home, try this trick to soften the leather of your shoes. Wearing a pair of thick woolen socks, slip on your shoes and blast them with your hair dryer - this will reduce the risk of blisters and rubbing.

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#4 Keep your nails trimmed

Keep your nails short to avoid any painful cuts or toe-on-toe rubbing.

#5 Introduce the soles of your shoes to sandpaper

No, really. If you're worried about grip (or, more likely, slip), give the soles of your wedding shoes a gentle buff with a sheet of sandpaper. This will create a 'rough' surface, minimising your chances of slipping on wooden floors.

Image: Blue Sky Photography

#6 Wearing stillettos?

Invest in a pair of heel stoppers: they'll stop your heels from sinking into mud or wet grass, as well as keeping them clean, to boot!

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#7 Rub wax into your shoes

An old wives tale suggests that rubbing a little soft wax into the inside of your shoe - targeting the bits that rub or pinch - can help make the fit more comfortable. If you don't have a soft candle to hand, Vaseline makes a great substitute (and will soften your feet, too).

#8 Have a pair of gel inserts to hand

They'll mould to the unique shape of your feet, and add an extra layer of protection that will help keep your feet feeling (relatively) comfortable all day.

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#9 Bought a plain pair of shoes...

...Or want to transform a pair of old favourites? Give them a makeover with the addition of a cool clip - there are endless ways to do it. notonthehighstreet.com have a great selection!

Image:  Andie Freeman

 

Top image: Sarah Jane Ethan PhotographyRadka Horvath; Samantha Ward PhotographyCraig & Eva Sanders.


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