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The shoe decision

Ok - so OF COURSE I want to be in comfortable shoes for my wedding. Who actually ever wants to be in UNCOMFORTABLE shoes? But then of course I want them to be super stylish, match my dress, etc etc. Here is my dilema:

the shoes I love are borderline impractical. They are a higher heal then I might normally wear - but they dont initially cause any pain when I am trying them on, walking around, etc. Now I know - there is a chance, that when wearing any heals for an extended period of time, there tends to be some tenderness, pain, soreness, etc.

We're doing a ceremony at a chapel, a strip tour in a limo, then dinner with our friends followed by a night of drinking, etc.

Is anyone else out there worried about their shoe choice and how it will play a role in getting around the strip, etc? I am contemplating some other options:

1. Where the awesome heal for ceremony and pictures - change into something practical for banging around Vegas - maybe even a flat, cute flip flops, etc.  
2. Just get the practical shoe and be less likely to worry about it at all (although, even a more practical heal might cause some tenderness later on in the day)

"You cannot reason with unreasonable people".

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    edited December 2011
    I would get all of them. Use the impractical ones for pictures, the semi-comfortable ones for reception (maybe even ceremony) and some flats for late night partying.

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    aerinpegadrakaerinpegadrak member
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    edited December 2011
    I got platform flip-flops for our Strip tour.  I wanted to keep the bottom of the dress clean, but I also wanted to be comfortable.  Unfortunately, the plastic thong bit gave me a minor blister, but otherwise they worked great.  I wore my crazy high heels for the ceremony and reception.
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    aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm wearing flip flops all day.  I have 3 different pairs (coach of couse, my fav).  No one will talk me out of wearing them!  I am all about comfort and they'll barely be seen anyways.
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    lsvenssonlsvensson member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm a sucker for a super-high, impractical, yet gorgeous heel, so I say go for the high one and come packin' some flip flops or a cute flat for later on, just in case.  Much to my mother's chagrin, the shoes I've selected look like stripper heels (complete with silver gitter all over) and I just can't let them go.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm wearing a short retro style dress - and they just go perfect...and I figure by the time my feet are hurting (hopefully after the strip tour is done) that I will care less about what my feet are in so long as they are comfortable!

    ...so now I am on the hunt for some hot pink platform flip flops...send suggestions if you have them!
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    edited December 2011
    I love shoes.. but Im ordering personalized Converse to wear under my dress..
    I will wear heels when we party that night..
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    edited December 2011

    I will be wearing very ugly yet comfortable sandals for my ceremony (since my dress is very long). During the pictures after the ceremony i will put my gorgeous shoes on AND  wear them during the reception as well.

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    aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to Re: The shoe decision:
    [QUOTE]I will be wearing very ugly yet comfortable sandals for my ceremony (since my dress is very long). During the pictures after the ceremony i will put my gorgeous shoes on AND  wear them during the reception as well.
    Posted by rickirich[/QUOTE]

    lol hilarious!  that's how i feel!  But wouldn't you want the comfortable ones for the reception too?  just a thot...
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    edited December 2011
    The ONE thing I would change would be to wear comfortable shoes the entire time! I wore cute heels for walking down to the chapel (which feels like a mile) during the ceremony, and during pictures around MB. I took them off as soon as we got to our in-suite reception.

    I wish I would have just worn something comfortable the entire time. No one could even see my shoes because of my dress!
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    edited December 2011
    I have these:



    These are my "backup"




    My biggest worry is my foot falling out of my shoe. I wear super high heel all the time and am comfortable in them, but I like having my foot strapped into the shoe. Hence the backup pair.
    I hate flats. I have yet to find a pair that has good enough arch support. I am was more comfortable in a pair of 6inch stilettos than a pair of flats.
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    Sara191431Sara191431 member
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    edited December 2011
    Like others have stated, I would get the stylish could be uncomfortable shoes and then change into something else if need be, that's what I'm doing. Even though like yours my shoes seem like they'll be comfortable, who knows how long that will last, so I have wedges I'm changing into if need be. I think I may even have a back up pair of flip flops too just in case the wedges are uncomfortable for some reason.
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    Those carlos shoes killed my toes.  I guess they are made for a smaller foot.  I was bummed because I wanted them in red.

    For me, it's not the height of the heels, but my piggies need to spread their wings.  They must be either a sandal or a peep toe and leather so they can stretch to accommodate.  The carlos shoes were synthetic so no stretching for me.  :(

    Partying all night in 4.5 to 5 inch heels shouldn't be a problem as long as there is the airing of the toes.
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    edited December 2011
    I've been trying on both pairs back and forth - the impractical heal does not fit 'perfectly', and I think that is why I keep doubting myself.
    I bough them on Zappos and they were WAY too big (even adding some cushioning in the back would not have helped) so I returned and got a half size smaller...and they fit...but my right foot is ever so slightly wider than the left, and I can ever so slightly feel the difference. The more practical heal is a sling back, and fits perfectly with the strap adjusted. 

    The more I try them on and walk around in them, the more likely I think I am going to go with the more practical heal. I think its just a safer decision. 




    Oh - and I found fabulous flip flops at Victoria's Secret if anyone is searching - lots of colors (and I especially like them because they have a heal). they are running a 2 for $30 special. 
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_shoe-decision?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:5985547b-cf9f-41e8-a866-d898b2fbf921Post:ef40f7ca-5320-4838-8178-0080c72feb5f">Re: The shoe decision</a>:
    [QUOTE]Those carlos shoes killed my toes.  I guess they are made for a smaller foot.  I was bummed because I wanted them in red. 
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]

    Good to know. I just bought them on Saturday. They were comfortable enough whiile I was trying them on. I'll have to wear them around the house to be sure. They were on clearance at Macy's. So not a big loss if I have to find another pair.

    I wear an 8.5. But I did notice some other pairs of Carlos were really narrow in the foot. (I was looking for a new pair of wedges for Vegas at the end of the month.)
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    hstaples4hstaples4 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love the look of high heels but I'm going to opt for a comfortable yet cute pair of flats. I never wear high heels so I know #1 I'll probably look like a fool trying to walk in them (kind of like when Bambi was first attempting to walk in the cartoon) #2 I'll probably fall trying to walk in them and wearing a white wedding dress I'll already have trouble keeping it somewhat clean looking so why add another obstacle for myself  #3 my feet will most likely be killing me after just a few minutes of walking in them, so why put my self through the pain for something hardly anyone will see anyways.
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_shoe-decision?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:5985547b-cf9f-41e8-a866-d898b2fbf921Post:108532c8-91a2-4dd6-9b3c-a68cdc4c404d">Re: The shoe decision</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The shoe decision : Good to know. I just bought them on Saturday. They were comfortable enough whiile I was trying them on. I'll have to wear them around the house to be sure. They were on clearance at Macy's. So not a big loss if I have to find another pair. I wear an 8.5. But I did notice some other pairs of Carlos were really narrow in the foot. (I was looking for a new pair of wedges for Vegas at the end of the month.)
    Posted by LilMissScareAll[/QUOTE] 

    I wear a 7.5 and it was WAY too tight.  I tried on the 8's and they were too long. Also, they are a synthetic upper so they don't stretch.  Mine weren't even comfortable when I tried them on.  I had to practically toe-horn my toes in.  SO sad.  I love them so much.

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    mizutamababymizutamababy member
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    edited December 2011
    I bought some red vintage kitten heels.  I fail at walking in big heels, so I'd rather have style, comfort, and feel beautiful than like a big clonking oaf, lol.  Also, I don't want to be taller than FI on our day.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_shoe-decision?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:5985547b-cf9f-41e8-a866-d898b2fbf921Post:23228d1f-8aac-4228-b051-4fe0dca38ef9">Re: The shoe decision</a>:
    [QUOTE]I've been trying on both pairs back and forth - the impractical heal does not fit 'perfectly', and I think that is why I keep doubting myself. I bough them on Zappos and they were WAY too big (even adding some cushioning in the back would not have helped) so I returned and got a half size smaller...and they fit...but my right foot is ever so slightly wider than the left, and I can ever so slightly feel the difference. The more practical heal is a sling back, and fits perfectly with the strap adjusted.  The more I try them on and walk around in them, the more likely I think I am going to go with the more practical heal. I think its just a safer decision.  Higher heal:  <a href="http://vip.zappos.com/rsvp-rain-cushioned-by-foot-petals-fuchsia-satin" rel='nofollow'>http://vip.zappos.com/rsvp-rain-cushioned-by-foot-petals-fuchsia-satin</a> more practical shoe:  <a href="http://vip.zappos.com/me-too-jeanette-fuchsia-satin" rel='nofollow'>http://vip.zappos.com/me-too-jeanette-fuchsia-satin</a> Oh - and I found fabulous flip flops at Victoria's Secret if anyone is searching - lots of colors (and I especially like them because they have a heal). they are running a 2 for $30 special. 
    Posted by apratte3[/QUOTE]

    I couldn't open that link, but I recognzied the name- I have the same ones! I haven't decided if I'm keeping them, but I do LOVE them, and they seem to be pretty comfortable. They're just a tiny bit tall for me to be 100% convinced in wearing them all day.
    <a href="http://www.zappos.com/me-too-jeanette">http://www.zappos.com/me-too-jeanette</a>
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    edited December 2011
    There is a product called Foot Gloss. Eery girl needs a stick. You rub it on areas that you know might become sore before you go out and it prevents cuts and blisters. I use it all the time.
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    edited December 2011
    I haven't bought my shoes yet but I will be wearing high shoes...I'm 5 feet tall (on a good day lol) so I definitely want to wear high heels!!  I know I'll be uncomfortable after a few hours but drinking will help :)
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