Advanced wedding footwear: high heels I love but probably can't walk in #Wedding Shoes#red shoes#sparkly shoes January 3 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. I'm assembling my outfits for the various Lovesick Expos I'll be attending over the next few weeks (Brooklyn & Philly: I'll see you next weekend, right!?), and I got these insanely adorable shoes. They are so cute, and so perfect, and make my legs look so long, and I love them so much, and FUCK I JUST DON'T KNOW IF I CAN WALK IN THEM. I think my plan is to booth-babe myself (is that a verb? I just verbed it… sorry, Copyeditor Caroline.) and wear these shoes when I am sitting at the Offbeat Bride booth, but then maybe I'll bring some flats to sneak on when I actually have to, like, walk. For those of you who are more advanced heel-walkers than I am, I decided to round up a collection of shoes that I absolutely adore… but probably can't walk in. If you can manage these on your wedding day, I bow down to you. In fact, maybe that's the solution: if someone bows down and carries you around on your wedding day, these are all the perfect shoes. PERFECT. PS: if your balls start aching at the very thought of super high heels, get thee to our flats archive! Random bonus shoe Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dances in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Lenore & Daniel's Mormon, blended family, backyard wedding NEXT Play a game and win a free personalized wedding video from WeddingMix Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] ERMERGRD! I want those Betsey Johnson SB Kiss – Champagne shoes! I went shoe shopping with one of my bridesmaids this weekend for my wedding at the end of the month. I kept on picking out shoes like that and she kept reminding me that 1 – I only ever wear sneakers, so 5 inch heels might be hard, and 2 – all of my bridesmaids are already 3-5 inches shorter then me. BUT big and sparkles EVERYWHERE!!!!! WANT! 2 agree Reply As a little bitty 4'10" girl, these shoes are all in my ability range! Woohoo! 1 agrees Reply I had heels and flats for my wedding. I recommend any bride planning to wear heels, even experienced heels wearers, have a pair of flats stashed, because it can be a loooong day. 5 agree Reply I also recommend a back up pair. I've known brides whose heels broke on their wedding day. 3 agree Reply Those heart shoes are so fantastic I just HAD to have them! Right now! Reply Anyone know if modcloth has width options for their shoes? Lovin' the shoes, but I don't know if I would be able to fit my feet in them! Reply I have the black pair of the Mels you have up top and I love them! I've worn those shoes for a few different events, to include my engagement photos. Example here: http://kathleenhertelphotography.zenfolio.com/p444485074/h7ec19281#h7ed4f649. And they're surprisingly comfortable just so you all know. I've also ordered another pair by the same designer for my wedding shoes as well. Can't wait for them to arrive! Reply Well… for some reason my link didn't show up and it cut off the rest of my comment. Basically what I said was that they were surprisingly comfortable and I would recommend them to brides who like heels but are not sure if they can pull off a long haul event like a wedding in them. In fact I've ordered another pair of shoes by the same designer for my own wedding and am looking forward to them coming in! http://kathleenhertelphotography.zenfolio.com/p444485074/h7ec19281#h7ed4f649 Reply The brackets you'd included in your post confused the heck out of our templates, so I edited them out. 🙂 Reply I figured it was something like that but the bracket SNAFU also took out the editing feature. But I still stand by both my comments :). Reply Oh my goodness, how cute are you in that dress and those shoes! Reply Ooooo… cannot wait to see post on Lovesick. Reply I have the black and white Mel shoes and I desperately want to wear the white pair to my wedding! Alas I am used to flats and however much I practice I don't think I can manage them for a whole day 🙁 I'll probably end up with a pretty pair of Docs instead! Reply You can always wear your Mels for the ceremony and first dance. Then when you boogie down and really wear your feet out you can have a back up pair of cute flats hidden under your sweetheart table. 2 agree Reply True! Think I will wear them for the ceremony at least as FH is quite a bit taller than me and won't have to bend too much to kiss me if I wear heels 😛 Reply I find an ankle strap is key, if there isn't an ankle strap I KNOW I won't be able to walk in them. Reply hello im new to this site i just adore and love the gorgeous wedding shoes you have here oh i soooo love the red heels with the heart on awwww there soooo lovely i just adore and love hearts its soooo nice to see more hearts being used in fashion nice pleasant site love ya stuff compliments to you Reply There is a side effect of high heels that after few years, you will start feeling back-pain. It is seamless backache by which a woman even can't sleep comfortably. So avoid wearing very high heels or wear on only some special occasion. Rather wearing high heels, try to wear either stylish shoes or flip flops. Reply But each person is different. My sister has bad knees. Apparently wearing high heels shifts her weight distribution enough so that there is less strain on her knees and they hurt less often. This isn't just her bullshitting, it was backed up by her doctor. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. 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