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Keeping Your Wedding Feet Happy

Keeping Your Wedding Feet Happy

Sole Serum was born out of necessity.  Our Founder, Tricia is a woman, now a mom, who’s on-the-go.  Her love of heels kept her wearing them despite foot pain, as do most women who adore their fashion statements. Sole Serum is Tricia’s solution to a long-known problem.  

Every day men and women can enjoy the fruits of her labor, and the healing powers of nature to soothe our soles as lavender, mint, and lidocaine work in conjunction to make our luxury serum effective, and oh so great!

But let’s face it, there are some days that an extra step is extra special.  And for most women, that day is #WeddingDay.

We came across a great article in Brides Magazine providing some thoughtful approaches to approaching the aisle.  Enjoy some thoughts on keeping your wedding feet happy, and be inspired to apply some of these rules to your every day...especially the application of Sole Serum. :)  Thanks Carolyn Hsu for your good words:

Of all the things you'll experience on your wedding day (love, excitement, extreme happiness...), the one feeling that is most definitely not welcome is foot pain. Although it seems inevitable (you are on your feet for eight to 10 hours after all), there are ways to wear your gorgeous new stilettos and dance in them too!

Podiatrists Dr. Suzanne Levine, founder of Institute Beauté and author of My Feet are Killing Me, and Dr. Rebecca Pruthi, owner of Foot Care of Manhattan, share their best advice on how to take care of your feet on your big day.

Vary your heel size throughout the day.

"The 'healthiest' heel size is one to two inches," says Levine. "That, of course, doesn't lend itself to the sexiest shoe, so brides that want to walk down the aisle in something taller should bring a lower pair of heels and alternate between them throughout the day. Every three hours or so, make sure you change it up to give your feet a break. Don't wait until your foot's killing you before you ditch the stilettos."  And don’t wait to apply Sole Serum, as soon as you feel a hint of pain, lather us on and continue your big day pain-free!

Pick a shoe that fits you at the end of the day.

"Dancing plus alcohol plus being on the go all day means that your feet will swell — sometimes even up to half a size larger — by the end of the night," explains Levine. "So when you are trying on shoes for fit, make sure they don't feel too snug, or they'll be even more restrictive by the time your reception starts."  Try on your heels later in the day and make sure they still comfortable before you commit to them, or get a pair of heels that are a little bit bigger and cushion them with arch support or padding for the balls of your feet. Another way to deal with swelling is to elevate your feet whenever possible, says Pruthi. "Even taking an anti-inflammatory such as Motrin the morning of your wedding can go a long way with helping with foot swelling."  And here’s another opportunity to reapply Sole Serum as you change into your other shoes!

Avoid blisters by keeping your feet dry.

Sweaty feet (read: friction) and a tight shoe is a guaranteed recipe for blisters. "Keep the bathroom stocked with a bit of talcum powder or spray deodorant and apply to your feet as needed," says Levine. "If you naturally perspire a lot, try soaking your feet in Epsom salt the morning of your wedding to dry them out a little."

Look for more supportive shoes.

While the shoe you pick is a matter of personal preference, there are some styles that are a bit more forgiving than others. First, a shoe that is made of natural material, such as leather, is more breathable, says Pruthi. "Anything with a slightly thicker heel gives more support overall and a shoe with a closed back or straps are better at supporting the ankles." And what to avoid? "Stiletto mules, which are the worst types of shoes in terms of support and most likely to cause some kind of injury."

Alright, #SoleSurvivors, let us know how happy your feet were on your Wedding Day.  We love stories, especially with pictures.  Please tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, we might share yours with our #SoleMates!  Oh, and for a limited time, we are offering Free Priority Shipping on all Bridal Packs.  So you can share those happy feet with your wedding party and all your guests.  (Hint: great party favor, right?!) xo

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