Here’s the question: Can super-high shoes provide super comfort for a long, long day? The honest answer is probably not. But they sure look good, don’t they?
So go for it. Wear the sky-high heels (if you are confident in your walk) during the ceremony, photos and dinner. But when it comes time for dancing, kick off your heels and slip into a lower shoe, flip flops, slippers, or even go barefoot! Dancing is hard to do when you’re in pain.
Remember that your female wedding guests might be having the same problem. As a kind gesture, place a basket of cheap flip flops in various sizes near the dance floor. Girls can trade in their pain-inducing heels for a more comfy pair of shoes.
- Shoes with jewelled ankle straps.
- Satin thongs with crystal or rhinestone embellishment. Ideal for the reception.
- Peep toe slingbacks with decorative crystal trim. Perfect for the service.
- Court shoes, sometimes with small diamante bauble detailing. This type of shoe often has a mid-heel that is more comfortable than a very high heel.
- Evening sandals with crystal adorned T-straps. The most glamorous styles are often available in silver or gold metallic, bronze and white.
Save the shoes!
For the sake of photos, brides are often asked to walk through grass, mud, gravel, or crack-filled roads. Protect your heels and stop sinking in mud with SoleMates, a handy contraption that fi ts over most stiletto and kitten heels. They are barely noticeable and can be removed for the reception.