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comfortable wedding shoes

Buying a comfortable pair of wedding shoes will ensure you can dance and glide around all day as a bride should. The below page includes which shoes are most comfortable,

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Top five most comfortable bridal shoe types

Kitten heels

These delicate and feminine shoes have a low heel, which is perfect for a shorter wedding dress or for those who want a much lighter summer sandal style shoe. These shoes look beautiful, but should only be worn for summer, or indoor weddings. These are a great option for brides who may want to switch to a flat pump later as the hem of the dress will hardly alter.

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Court shoes

These classically shaped, medium-heeled shoes will support your feet in all the right places and ensure that you are the last one standing on the dance floor. These are a great safe option for brides that do not usually wear heels but want a sturdy heel. Court shoes are great options for winter weddings as the closed toe will ensure that your feet are kept warm and dry.

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Wedge shoes

These shoes provide a wedge of support along the length of your foot, giving optimum comfort and balance. These shoes make walking on uneven or grassy surfaces a doddle. This type of shoe is also very easy to glide in for brides who do not wear heels without fear of twisting your ankle.

Mary Jane Wedge

These specific wedge shoes have an additional strap over the front of the foot to ensure that it stays planted with the shoe. This style can lessen rubbing. The Mary Jane style in any of the shoes listed will give confidence to brides who are concerned their foot may slip out of a slip-on shoe. Mary Jane wedge shoes are perfect for outdoor or season weddings where the bride will be moving a lot.

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Block heels

These clumpy heeled shoes are less elegant than a kitten or court shoes but what they lack in style are matched by the comfort and ability to have a higher heel. These are a safe and recommended option for brides wanting a high-heel without the pain of a stiletto.

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How to know at a glance if a shoe will be comfortable

Use the below checklist to ensure you pick the most comfortable bridal shoes and do not have to face returning them:

  • There is padding under the heel and ball of the foot area.
  • The shoe is made of a flexible, natural fibre.
  • The width of the shoe is slightly wider than you would typically opt for and toes can wriggle.
  • Optional straps are soft, and buckles will not rest against your skin.
  • There are no sharp edges around the top of the shoe that could dig in.

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    How to check the bridal shoes will be comfortable on the day

    After buying your shoes make sure to wear them (within the 28 day return period) for extended durations around the house or even within your workplace if the flooring is clean. This will ensure you wear them in and get used to the difference in heel height.

    In this period, keep your receipt and all labels attached to the shoes in case a return is needed. Bridal shoe stores expect that this may happen so do not be worried to return shoes – it is unlikely you will ever wear them if they are not comfortable enough for your wedding day.

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    Quick tips to ensure your bridal shoes stay comfortable on your wedding day
  • Avoid going for a pedicure a week before your wedding and opt for nail colour. The hard skin on your feet will give you an extra barrier to ensure comfort.
  • Add gel pads to the balls of your feet if your shoes do not have enough padding.
  • Pack some cushioned plasters in your bridal clutch just in case you notice your shoes are rubbing.
  • On your wedding day, put these shoes on last just as you are preparing to walk the aisle.
  • When sitting at the wedding breakfast slip them off under your wedding skirt and no one will know.

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