Thursday, November 7, 2013

How to Break in Those Wedding Shoes

The beautiful wedding shoes you buy for you special day may not be the most comfortable shoes you've ever worn, so here's some tips on breaking them in. You'll be wearing them from the time you slip your dress on until you dance the night away, so following these tips could be very helpful for both you and your freshly pedicured toes!

First off, the most common misconception is that a few hours of wearing them around the house will do the trick but that's not true! An extended break-in is the best method to use. Starting about three to four weeks beforehand, start wearing your pretty shoes around the house; this will help gradually break them in. Once you get somewhat comfortable with them, start wearing the shoes for about an hour at a time while doing light chores around the house. This will accustom not only your shoes to your feet, but your feet (and easily blistered areas) to your shoes.

Once you've been wearing them for an hour at a time, extend your wear period. Wear them until they hurt! Gradually increase this wear time over a month until you can wear the shoes for several hours without rubbing your feet the wrong way (pun intended).

After wearing your shoes so much, you'll be able to tell your sore spots. Add extra cushioning or moleskin to these areas to prevent additional blisters. Insoles, gel pads, a shoe stretcher work for different purposes as well. Come wedding day, you'll be so comfortable in your shoes you'll forget you're wearing them!

Stuck on what shoes to wear for your special day? Below are photos of some beautiful wedding day shoes that we love. Click on the photos to see the websites!

http://www.katespade.com/bridal-shoes/ks-bridal-shoes,en_US,sc.htmlhttp://www.toms.com/womens/collections/wedding-styles/c?view=all
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stuart-weitzman-chantelle-pump/3032588?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Gold&resultback=4527&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_12_D
http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Satin-Caged-Strappy-Platform-Sandal-VW370125_Accessories-Shoes-All-Shoes

day’s Shoes Week post is to help keep your feet comfortable through out the day and night.
We have all had the misfortune of buying a new pair of shoes, then, forgetting to break them in before the event for which they were purchased. Don’t make that mistake with your wedding shoes. Blisters on your wedding day are not fun.
A few hours’ wear around the house will certainly help, but most experts recommend a longer break-in period, especially if you are not accustomed to wearing the type of bridal shoe you’ve chosen. Techniques that have helped others include these how-to tips:
  • Wear your shoes off and on around the house for three or four weeks. This will help break them in gradually.
  • For an even better breaking in, start with wearing your wedding shoes an hour at a time while you complete light chores inside. (Avoid the outdoors; you don’t want to soil the shoes.)
  • When the shoes are comfortable after an hour’s wear, begin keeping them on until they hurt.
  • Gradually increase the time over a month until you can wear your bridal shoes for several hours with no blisters.
As you break in the shoes, you may find certain areas are a bit more uncomfortable. In this case, you can add extra support or cushioning. You can find several different brands of each:
  • If your heel slips, add back of heel cushions inside the shoe.
  • For more comfort at the balls of your feet or soles, buy cushioned insoles.
  • Use bunion pads or gel dots to relieve chafing in specific areas.
  • If the shoe is too tight around, consider using a shoe stretcher on it.
By following the steps above, your shoes will feel like old friends by your wedding day!
- See more at: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/bridal-news/wedding-products/find-accessories/how-to-break-in-shoes#sthash.vcgd0SwG.dpuf
day’s Shoes Week post is to help keep your feet comfortable through out the day and night.
We have all had the misfortune of buying a new pair of shoes, then, forgetting to break them in before the event for which they were purchased. Don’t make that mistake with your wedding shoes. Blisters on your wedding day are not fun.
A few hours’ wear around the house will certainly help, but most experts recommend a longer break-in period, especially if you are not accustomed to wearing the type of bridal shoe you’ve chosen. Techniques that have helped others include these how-to tips:
  • Wear your shoes off and on around the house for three or four weeks. This will help break them in gradually.
  • For an even better breaking in, start with wearing your wedding shoes an hour at a time while you complete light chores inside. (Avoid the outdoors; you don’t want to soil the shoes.)
  • When the shoes are comfortable after an hour’s wear, begin keeping them on until they hurt.
  • Gradually increase the time over a month until you can wear your bridal shoes for several hours with no blisters.
As you break in the shoes, you may find certain areas are a bit more uncomfortable. In this case, you can add extra support or cushioning. You can find several different brands of each:
  • If your heel slips, add back of heel cushions inside the shoe.
  • For more comfort at the balls of your feet or soles, buy cushioned insoles.
  • Use bunion pads or gel dots to relieve chafing in specific areas.
  • If the shoe is too tight around, consider using a shoe stretcher on it.
By following the steps above, your shoes will feel like old friends by your wedding day!
- See more at: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/bridal-news/wedding-products/find-accessories/how-to-break-in-shoes#sthash.vcgd0SwG.dpuf
day’s Shoes Week post is to help keep your feet comfortable through out the day and night.
We have all had the misfortune of buying a new pair of shoes, then, forgetting to break them in before the event for which they were purchased. Don’t make that mistake with your wedding shoes. Blisters on your wedding day are not fun.
A few hours’ wear around the house will certainly help, but most experts recommend a longer break-in period, especially if you are not accustomed to wearing the type of bridal shoe you’ve chosen. Techniques that have helped others include these how-to tips:
  • Wear your shoes off and on around the house for three or four weeks. This will help break them in gradually.
  • For an even better breaking in, start with wearing your wedding shoes an hour at a time while you complete light chores inside. (Avoid the outdoors; you don’t want to soil the shoes.)
  • When the shoes are comfortable after an hour’s wear, begin keeping them on until they hurt.
  • Gradually increase the time over a month until you can wear your bridal shoes for several hours with no blisters.
As you break in the shoes, you may find certain areas are a bit more uncomfortable. In this case, you can add extra support or cushioning. You can find several different brands of each:
  • If your heel slips, add back of heel cushions inside the shoe.
  • For more comfort at the balls of your feet or soles, buy cushioned insoles.
  • Use bunion pads or gel dots to relieve chafing in specific areas.
  • If the shoe is too tight around, consider using a shoe stretcher on it.
By following the steps above, your shoes will feel like old friends by your wedding day!
- See more at: http://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/bridal-news/wedding-products/find-accessories/how-to-break-in-shoes#sthash.vcgd0SwG.dpuf

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