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Happy Feet

July 29, 2010

So you’ve found the perfect pair of shoes to wear on your wedding day.  Congratulations!  Some brides find this to be a challenge, factoring in heel height, style and comfort.  For other brides, it’s love at first sight and that purchase was secured months ago (you lucky girls!).  No matter the case, once you’ve selected your footwear, I suggest thinking a little about how the shoes wear on your feet.

To make sure you two fit perfectly together, it’s a good idea wear them around your house to get used to the fit and heel height.  If you are wearing hosiery on your wedding day, make sure you also wear some while you practice, too.  A “trial run” will also help identify anything you’d like to correct.  Maybe your heel is slipping a little out of your shoe when you walk, or your foot is sliding forward a little causing your toes to feel a bit cramped.  Perhaps you’ve noticed that when you stand for some period of time, you tend to focus your weight on the balls of your feet. This is especially typical with brides getting married outdoors – many girls shift their weight so their heels don’t sink into the dirt.  Not to worry, there are simple solutions to help alleviate some of those inconveniences.

In my daily life, and even on my big day, I use Foot Petals.  I just love them!  I’ve found their line of products to be superior in fit and comfort compared to products in the drug stores.  The self-adhesive inserts come in a variety of sizes to cure your foot ailment, from your heels to your toes and everything in between.  The surface is soft and smooth, making the extra padding feel more comfortable and natural.  Also, the slim inserts add cushioning without being too bulky so your foot doesn’t feel swollen or appear to be squeezed into your shoe.

You can purchase the products individually or in a set, like the Stiletto Survival kit or the Runaway Bride package in white!  The kits allow you to pick and choose what you need to make your shoes their most comfortable on your big day.  And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably got some other shoes in your closet that could use some additional cushioning so the extra inserts won’t go to waste.  😉

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