Undoubtedly one of the best parts about getting married, shopping for wedding shoes is definitely a treat. How can one resist being given the green light to splurge on a pair of shoes that’s pretty likely to be worn a handful of times – or in some cases, even only just once? With a plethora of choice; from traditional to the more unconventional, it can get very overwhelming quickly if you’re still undecided which way to sway. We understand the struggle too well and so we’ve put together a quick wedding shoe buying guide, featuring some of our favourites to date.
If looks could kill, they’d be wedding shoes. Let’s get serious; even people who live in high heeled shoes would be likely to experience some discomfort on the day. When you’re running around distributing hugs, kisses and thank you’s, all the while trying to maintain looking prim and proper in your photos, the last thing you want to think about is the pain radiating in your feet. But that doesn’t mean you should compromise and go for a pair that lacks style but scores high in comfort.
As a compromise, consider buying shoes half a size bigger and putting in some squishy in-soles to help ease the pressure on the balls of your feet. Buying the right size means you may have to spend more time stretching and you won’t get that comfortable movement. Alternatively, you can always bite the bullet and go for your favourite pair and change into trusty flats when it’s dancing time.
Try and get a pair of full leather shoes. Not only do they stretch and mould to the shape of your feet but they are also breathable which keeps you fresh and comfortable. Heels that have leather lining, leather upper and a leather sole and more likely to be more comfortable an last longer than man-made materials. If you’re afraid of falling over due to the leather sole, ask your nearest cobbler or mister minute to add in a toe peek to add some grip so you can dance the night away.
It’s easy to get carried away when the shoes make your legs look amazing. But if you’re wearing a full-length gown that is covering your feet 90% of the day, is it worth the pain? Aim for a sensible height you’re comfortable with because don’t forget, you’re going to be walking around for at least 4 – 5hours on the big day.
With that, we leave you with our luxe wishlist to hopefully bring you some wedding inspo for your shop list: