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UKbride Member Request 30 Dec 2018

How often/long for are you wearing your wedding shoes for at home to break...

How often/long for are you wearing your wedding shoes for at home to break them in? I'm wearing them a couple of times a week for as long as i can, am finding that my toes start to go numb... I've used a hairdryer and thick socks, wet kitchen towel and the freezer to stretch them and am starting to panic that they won't be comfortable on the day. Any suggestions?

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Rub the insides/backs with Vaseline to soften them up

Jade Hodgson
Jade Hodgson 30 Dec 2018

Have a change of shoes for after your wedding breakfast.... Wedges etc

Anya Williams
Anya Williams 30 Dec 2018

I wore mine loads. They were beautiful and not very high but were covered in blood by the end of the day! I took them off on the night and just wore none! X

Kat Robinson
Kat Robinson 30 Dec 2018

I read somewhere that if you tape together the third and fourth toe it numbs the nerve that gives you pain in your feet when wearing heels, not sure if it's true but might be worth a try x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Companies like this one offer shoe stretching services.... it’s about £20-£30 but well worth it for comfort! I changed into flats for the evening too 🤗

Suzanne Hunton
Suzanne Hunton 30 Dec 2018

Try not wearing shoes that completely cripple you/make your actual feet bleed? This is not the dark ages, and no one ever decided a wedding was spoilt because the bride wasn't wearing breathtakingly beautiful torture-shoes 😐

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

My shoes must have been agony all day because I woke up the morning after with blisters on top of blisters! But I wore them 12 hours or more and never felt a thing. You'll be so pumped up you won't notice. Enjoy your day x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Oh wow, wear shoes that are beautiful and comfortable. I had beautiful shoes foe my wedding but they didn't make my feet numb or bleed. Yes after 14 hours on my feet my feet hurt and as I wasn't used to heels the balls or my feet were sensitive the next day but I think that's normal.

Abbey Flint
Abbey Flint 30 Dec 2018

Soak socks in vodka and then wear them in the shoes, they do this on Strictly Come Dancing 🙂🙊 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Wore mine in my office at work but they were comfy from the start. I wore them all day from 11am until about 1am next day before taking them off and my feet were fine. Highly recommend Kurt Geiger’s as they never hurt my feet. You could try gel insoles or a wood stretcher. Also when you’ve had lots to drink you won’t feel them as much

Monique Layne
Monique Layne 30 Dec 2018

Hurt feet on a wedding day .... I couldn’t think of anything worse so I’ve gone for a wedge white lace trainer instead 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I put news paper in mine and wore thick socks they hurt like crazy but on the day i hardly felt anything which was great

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I wear any new shoes when I’m doing my ironing, with a thick pair of socks on. Works a treat!

Kim Domican
Kim Domican 30 Dec 2018

Wore my shoes from the top of the aisle , through the ceremony and photos but then changed to white sliders. Only meant to be temporary but forgot to change back as they were so comfy! If you're wearing a long dress nobody else will notice anyway

Charlotte Wright
Charlotte Wright 30 Dec 2018

I would think maybe wear them in 1 to 2 weeks before the wedding. Just so you can get the hang of wearing them. :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Have a warm bath, your feet will expand , then dry your feet and put socks on then your shoes , the heat expand the shoe , I have had my wedding shoes made for me and the designer advised to do this

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Get some shoes that fit? Mine were comfy from the minute I tried them on, I wore them for 5 minutes in the house to check they were ok then all of my wedding day and night, no point ruining your day with bad shoes!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I didn’t wear mine in the house at all, except to try them on once they were delivered. Mine were 4.5 inch heels and platform, I got married at 2pm so had them on from approx 1:30pm until about 9:30pm. I then took them off and walked around like the barefoot princess I was lol

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Try this x

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Buy shoes that fit!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I wore wedding converse and after a whole day and dancing to 3am even my feet started to hurt a bit. My advice would be wear another pair after all the pictures have been taken

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I agree with some of the above comments, take them back and find a pair that fit well, the last thing you want is to be in pain all day it will take the fun out of your wedding day. X

Kathy Deane
Kathy Deane 30 Dec 2018

I wore mine at every opportunity... for weeks.... did everything I could.... I still took them off at the wedding breakfast hahah

Carly Bennett
Carly Bennett 30 Dec 2018

I'm wearing converse :) just get comfy pretty shoes instead x

Stephanie Wood
Stephanie Wood 30 Dec 2018

I only put mine on a couple of times to make sure I was used to walking in them etc. I wore them for the ceremony, photos and during the sit down meal then I changed into a new pair of converse I bought just for dancing in. My friend changed into slippers at her wedding. If your dress is long enough nobody will see.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Wear converse for the evening

Eanna Roberts
Eanna Roberts 30 Dec 2018

I'm wearing wedding trainers. No-one will see them under my dress anyway. Then flats in the evening when I change.

Laura Roscoe
Laura Roscoe 30 Dec 2018

I would ditch those shoes for sure! What about kitten heels?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I don’t do heels at all ever i have no idea what im going to wear

Becky Mitchinson
Becky Mitchinson 30 Dec 2018

im wearing converse so usually I don't have a problem wearing these for the first time but maybe a month berfore couple times a week xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

....new shoes!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Mine were so comfortable from the minute I bought them however on my wedding day my feet swelled and my shoes cut into my feet. I took them off at the altar and dragged them in my wedding dress. Put them back on for photos and then didn't have them on the whole night. Have worn them since and super comfy again.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Tape your 3rd and 4th toes together, it will compress the nerve and help if you want to wear the shoes, I am going for jewelled sandles for comfort instead xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Siobhan Knight-Potgieter
Siobhan Knight-Potgieter 30 Dec 2018

Don’t wear them. I got heels for the ceremony but changed to flats after pictures. Best decision ever x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I would love to wear any shoe to my wedding but due to medical reasons I can't do. Hence alternative footwear as suggested is more acceptable to the peer pressure culture. No shoes should hurt anyone at anytime... Stop being pressurised by so called fashion to fit in, be individual as nature intended xx

Hayley-Louise Dudley
Hayley-Louise Dudley 30 Dec 2018

I had this problem i went to Timpsons the lovely bloke stretched my shoes for free! He told me to wear thick socks after that to pull them out abit more and it worked wonderfully! :) x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

I didn't wear mine before the day, and I'm nor used to wearing heels although they weren't too high they aren't the style of shoes I tend to wear because they were closed toe. And one of my feet swelled up massively three days before the wedding due to mosquito bites, I didn't think I'd get them on let alone wear them all day. I took comfy ones as back up but didn't need them because as soon as the wessing started, throughout the whole day it was all just too amazing and hectic to even think about my feet. They didn't hurt at all until I took them off after midnight and sat down. In other words, don't worry I'm sure you'll be fine

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 30 Dec 2018

Wear shoes that are comfy? I deliberately bought, closed round toe, not strappy, a size too big then added comfy gel insoles. They were heels and I don't wear heels normally. I did find a pair that were similar height but never worn in wardrobe, wore these to work for a week just to try and teach myself how to walk in heels without looking like a farmer! Was comfy from start of day till bed time

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