How To Find Comfortable Shoes: Guide to Shoe Comfort
Getting a Comfortable Fit
How do you get a comfortable fit with your formal shoe? Here’s an easy to use guide to finding the perfect shoe fit, no matter if you’re wearing peep-toe, high heel, or a low wedge, make sure you’re comfortable so you can keep those gorgeous shoes on longer!
Stop by a local shoe store to have your feet measured and test out a few sizes of shoes so you're sure to order the right size. Make sure to measure in the afternoon or towards the end of the day since feet tend to swell throughout the day.
A couple of weeks before the wedding, start wearing your shoes inside the house every day for an hour or two at a time to break them in. If you'll be wearing stockings at the wedding make sure you wear them during these trial runs as well. Not only will it imitate how the shoes will feel on your big day, it will keep the shoes clean as well.
If comfort is as important as style, consider investing in a top designer brand. You'll pay more for the fine leather and top-notch fabric but the quality construction often means greater comfort.
Consider Shoe Pads
A well-placed shoe pad can help prevent slipping, shifting, rubbing and chafing so that you can keep dancing well into the night. In certain situations pads can even make your feet "look" better! Use this guide to identify common problems and get a fast, effective fix.
Troubleshooting Existing Uncomfortable Shoes
Open-toe shoes can allow toes to spill out and crowd.
A round shoe pad such as the Foot Petals Tip Toes placed under the ball of the foot or a full shoe pad like Foot Petals Killer Kushionz helps prevent toes from hanging over the foot bed. It's more comfortable and much more attractive.
In pumps and other shoes with a closed, cupped back your heel can slip each time you lift your foot to walk.
A rectangular shoe pad such as the Foot Petals Heavenly Heelz prevents feet from slipping.
High heels can cause toes to crowd into the toe box.
A round shoe pad such as the Foot Petals Tip Toes placed under the ball of the foot or a full shoe pad like the Foot Petals Killer Kushionz helps prevent toes from sliding too far forward.Tip: For Tip Toes, leave the adhesive backing on the pad when you place it in the shoe. As the day wears on and your feet swell you can easily remove the pad.
Slingbacks can slide off the back of your heel.
A thin strip shoe pad such as the Foot Petals Strappy Strips placed on the inside of the slingback will provide extra grip and cushioning so the strappy slingback stays put. Tip: Wig tape works here too!
No arch or heel support.
Foot Petals Killer Kushionz cushion your insole for total comfort and stability. They also prevent feet from slipping forward so there's no scrunching or bunching.
Mules and slides can chafe the top of the foot.
A rectangular shoe pad such as the Foot Petals Heavenly Heelz can be placed on the inside top of the shoe to prevent rubbing and chafing.