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Walking in heels and falling/tripping

Feyonce2017, on April 26, 2017 at 12:46 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 14

I keep having anxiety about tripping in my heels on my big day. Has anyone ever tried or used those high heel stabilizers? Do they work?

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Latest activity by Amanda, on April 26, 2017 at 7:13 PM
  • Meaghan
    VIP November 2017
    Meaghan ·
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    I can relate, even though I am wearing flats- I am very clumsy! I told my dad his one job while we walk down the aisle is to make sure I don't fall!

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  • JoRocka
    Master September 2016
    JoRocka ·
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    Do you wear heels regularly?

    If you don't- go for a small wedge/kitten heel or flats.

    I don't see the reason to reach well out side your normal activity for your wedding to make it something you aren't.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Are you nervous about this particular pair of heels, or about walking in heels in general?

    Practice walking in the shoes, and try wearing a similar style or height to work (if that's appropriate) to get yourself used to the height! Or you can always wear flats! I don't last long in heels at all and decided to go for comfort Smiley smile

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  • LoveLoveLove
    Super October 2017
    LoveLoveLove ·
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    I've never tried the stabilizers but you have time to purchase them and try them out.

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  • ShanynL
    VIP September 2017
    ShanynL ·
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    Practice!

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  • Veronica
    Devoted March 2017
    Veronica ·
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    I have experience walking in heels and I busted my butt on my wedding day seconds before the rehearsal. I did not scuff my heels because I wanted them to look nice for photos and that was my biggest mistake. Fresh heels + hard wood aisle = Me on the floor and everyone freaking out

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  • MarryingMurray
    VIP June 2018
    MarryingMurray ·
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    I have never used those stabilizers, but my best advice (aside from wearing shoes you're comfortable in) if you insist on going for higher heels is to walk like you're on the runway. Just practice at home at first but the more you walk "with a purpose" (head up, back straight, moving quickly, and with definitive steps) the better off you will be. If you focus on how unstable you are, you're going to end up looking like a baby deer just learning to walk.

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  • Angela
    Devoted October 2018
    Angela ·
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    Buy dupe heels. Payless version of whatever it is you would like to wear. Then wear those often leading up to the wedding, so it can become 2nd nature. Definitely break in your real ones. Try your real ones at your venue to make sure you have traction. If you don't there are a couple of things you can do. Score the bottoms of the heals at the ball, add a small piece of duck tape at the ball, or if it's normal flooring, not a runner, you can have the floor mopped with 1 part coke 2 parts water. It will help give the floor some grab.

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  • LilBit
    Expert April 2017
    LilBit ·
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    Consider a platform wedge for stability... I won't wear skinny tall heels anymore.

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  • JuJuBee
    Super May 2017
    JuJuBee ·
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    I have to walk down this GIGANTIC stair case and I am as clumsy as they come. Hoping my dad can keep me on my feet haha


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  • Jennifer
    Devoted October 2017
    Jennifer ·
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    This is why I'm wearing flats.

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  • Melissa
    Expert May 2017
    Melissa ·
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    Have you already chosen your shoes? If not maybe find shoes in a heel closer to what you are comfortable in. If you have, and you are positive they are the ones you want to wear, then put them on and practice as much as possible in the house.

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  • KittyPrawn
    Master June 2017
    KittyPrawn ·
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    I typically walk heel to toe. I don't know if that's proper, but it gives me stability. I don't worry about rushing. Nice, even steps.

    And I always think of Charlize Theron's words of wisdom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2cUtdv99ig

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  • Amanda
    Super September 2017
    Amanda ·
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    This is literally my biggest fear on the big day, I am a huge klutz. I had originally planned to wear a pair of wedges but I fell in love with a pair of heels on Etsy, thankfully they aren't terribly high (about 3 1/2). I don't plan on going for the stabilizers, I am just going to get myself used to them and move slowly. I bought a pair of Kate Spade Keds to wear after the ceremony and dances so I am not stuck in heels and worried about falling on my behind all night Smiley smile

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