So having recently been married I spent alot of time shopping for shoes. I was lucky enough to have a really talented mother who hand made my wedding dress so the only research I did with that was looking at styles etc. But shoes was my biggest problem, right up until the week before we said 'I do'. Being a big girl, I have wide feet, but also a high instep - a problem Ive experienced since being a child and at my slimmest.
So the hunt began. Having no funds to be able to go buying shoes willy nilly, and bizarre shaped feet, I couldnt just hot foot it to the high street and go trying all sorts on, so I was basically relying on my catalogue. My first purchase was a pair of wide fit patent ivory heels. They fit OK but when It came down to it, they didnt match the colour of my dress so I donated them to my Nan who actually wore them to the wedding. I realised I couldnt just order whichever pair and expect them to be right first time so I did some research. Looking at blogs and reading tons of reviews but nothing caught my eye. I didnt want them to be too high, needed them wide fitting and something I liked. I was beginning to despair. In the meantime, i decided to find some flat pumps to wear for the evening do... i found some cute little bridal pumps on Simplybe.co.uk.
Two weeks before the wedding I found some ivory wide fitting slingbacks that looked gorgeous and had the right height heel. I ordered them thinking I was home dry! When they arrived, my heart literally sank. They were amazing but were not ivory.... they were more gold. They did not match my dress and would have looked so odd. Desperate, I thought "I'll just have to wear them".
The next day I popped over to my Mum's for a dress fitting. Whilst in my dress, my Mum told me to try the dress with the white pumps I bought and suggested that, as they looked quite nice with the dress, why didnt I wear them for the service too. I couldnt even believe I hadnt thought of that! So thats what I did!
They were super comfortable. Designed for them to be kept in a bag and used when your heels give you some jip, they fold in the middle but unlike similar shoes that are reluctant to bend out properly and constantly try and retain the original shape, these fitted nicely on. They had a gel type sole so you get the grip but were still lightweight. When worn, they kept straight and were just perfect. They lasted all day and did not show any signs of wear by the end of the night and I had them on from 9am till 1am the next morning!
They came in a cute box with a bag to carry them in and were at a reasonable price of £17.99. Description is below and if anyone is interested in purchasing them, the link is below.
Also, if anyone is interested in seeing my gorgeous dress, here it is :)
|Nan, Me, Mother in law and My mum|
Redfoot Princess Catherine Folding Pump
Product Code: OX492FK
- This luxurious ballet-pump in pure white sumptuous satin promises to make a bride emulate a princess on their special day
- The royal blue satin lining etched with a gold crown and princess embroidery and an eye-catching blue and white bridal printed sole, will keep you feeling like royalty even when your glamorous heels are kicked off!
- The gorgeous pumps are one of the first shoes to boast our new luxury comfort technology 'onAir', a tiny concealed wedge of foam hidden in the heel to soften your steps - enabling you to glide through your day, like a true princess!