It’s the start of the summer wedding season. If you’re a bride-to-be, you have probably already thought about your dress, the flowers, the cake, and the photographer. But have you thought about your feet?
Your feet will:
- Help you walk down aisle.
- Hold you up as you stand during all the photos that will be taken.
- Support you as you greet all your guests while standing in the receiving line.
- Glide you across the dance floor all night.
- Whisk you away on your honeymoon.
So, the last thing you want during your wedding and reception is for your feet to be hurting you. To prevent this from happening, you should consider the following tips to ensure that you’re not cursing your feet or your wedding shoes on your big day.
Choose the Right Wedding Shoes
Besides making sure the color, style, and fabric of your shoes match or complement your wedding dress, you should, above all else, purchase shoes that are comfortable. If you’re not accustomed to wearing stiletto heels, now is not the time to consider buying them for your wedding. The height of the stilettos can cause you to exert a lot of pressure on the balls of your feet and toes, causing them to hurt if you are not used to wearing this type of heel. You may want to consider wearing a stylish pair of flats, kitten heels, or platform heels instead. After all, you don’t want to trip as you’re walking down the aisle or twist your ankle while dancing.
Regardless of the type of bridal shoes you are buying, you should try them on in the late afternoon or evening hours when your feet have swollen to their largest size. This way you’ll prevent any sizing errors from occurring.
Some bridal shoes are specially designed with additional padding for extra comfort. However, if the shoes are too tight, too hard, have sharp edges, or cause you any discomfort, you’ll probably develop blisters, corns, or calluses if you decide to wear them on your big day. A good pair of shoes should fit properly and feel comfortable on your feet, even if they’re dressy shoes.
Prepare Your Shoes for Your Wedding Day
About a month or so before the wedding day, you’ll need to break your shoes in by wearing them around the house for a small amount of time – increasing the length of time with each week. By doing this, you should be able to wear them comfortably for at least 4 to 5 hours (hopefully longer) by the week of the wedding.
During your wedding day, you may find yourself walking on carpet or a slick dance floor. To ensure you won’t slip while wearing your shoes, you may want to add self-adhesive sole protectors to the bottom of your shoes or use sandpaper to scuff the soles for added traction. You also could take them to a shoe repair store and have them add leather sole protectors or Cat’s Paw brand protectors to your shoes’ soles. If you don’t have a local shoe repair store, you can send your shoes to the WalkEzStore, which offers this service. Simply contact us directly for more information about this service.
Beautify Your Feet – Get a Pedicure
Since a lot of brides choose to wear open-toed shoes or sandals, special care should be given to your feet. Visit a pedicurist or podiatrist to take care of any corns, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, or calluses that may cause you pain when wearing your shoes. A pedicure will ensure that your feet are well moisturized, and your toenails are properly groomed, polished, and beautiful for your big day.
Purchase ezWalker® Performance Insoles for Extra Comfort
If you regularly suffer from pain in your feet, knees, hips, and/or lower back, ezWalker® Performance Insoles can guide your feet into a better bio-mechanical position for each step you take down the aisle. These performance insoles are customized to the contours of each foot and bio-mechanically designed to enhance your gait in order to:
- Strategically raise the arches of your feet to provide proper support and reduce pressure at the balls of your feet.
- Control how you step, to lessen stress and strain throughout the gait cycle.
- Guide your feet to walk from lateral heel to medial forefoot, creating better bio-mechanics for the entire body.
- Better align your gait, helping with balance, stability, and proper posture.
- Provide pain relief in your knees, hips, and lower back.
Since ezWalker® Performance Insoles are ultra thin and 3/4 in length, they fit easily in any dress shoes, cradling your feet in custom comfort.
With ezWalker® Performance Insoles, your wedding day will be less stressful since your feet will feel more comfortable throughout the entire day and into the night. For more information about ezWalker® Performance Insoles and how you can order your pair, visit us at WalkEzStore.com. If price is an issue, you may want to try ezWalker® Basic Insoles instead for non-customized support that still offers more comfort than your basic bridal shoes. And brides – don’t forget your groom. There’s an ezWalker® to help him stay in step too. With an ezWalker® Insole in your shoes, you’ll both keep a wedding smile on your face. Stay in step and stay in style with ezWalker® by WalkEZ. Remember … when your feet feel good, you feel good.