Your grand entrance in a stunning ballgown to your beautiful castle venue might be a lot less graceful if you’re fearfully clinging onto the bannister – and you really don’t want to make face-planting the dance floor your new signature move. Here’s how to make sure you stay on good terms with your gorgeous new shoes…
Dig out your thickest, manliest socks from the back of your drawer and wear them with your shoes. It’s especially effective while you’re cleaning, as if you’re moving around you’ll give the shoes chance to mould to your feet. Just remember the odd combination you’ve got on your feet before you leave the house!
Give them a trial run
The first time you wear your wedding shoes should not be your wedding day! It’s a sure recipe for blisters if you haven’t already given your shoes a whirl. Now, we’re not telling you to go for a muddy walk in your pristine white slip-ons, but wear them to an event where they won’t get ruined and your feet will have chance to get used to them.
You also need to check you can walk – especially if you’ve gone for skyscraper heels. You want to be able to move on your wedding day, plus there’s nothing less flattering than having stooped posture thanks to too-high heels.
Prep old shoes, too
If you’ve got a vintage pair, get them re-heeled before the day. Exposed metal on worn-down heels is a slipping hazard waiting to happen.