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Looks like we might just have ANOTHER new feature on the blog!

I was catching up on all of my Google Reader blogs and Bobbi from bobbi+mike featured a fantastic tip from one of the weddings they recently shot.

“To break your shoes in a little more quickly, wear tube socks with them around the house :) WHO KNEW?!” – Bobbie Sheridan

Take note ladies.  I know most of you have probably scoured the internet for the PERFECT pair of wedding shoes (we all know I have.  Just look here, here, here and here).  And I’m sure that these said shoes are fantastic and fabulous and hawt.  I’m also sure that most of you are dreading wearing them for 5+ hours, in which you will more than likely be standing and dancing away in them the entire time.


So…to break them in, walk around in them in socks in the days leading up to the BIG day.

If you have any great wedding day tips you would love to share, be sure to send the Landlocked Bride an e-mail at: brit [at] landlockedbride dot com


  1. It’s super-smart to break in your shoes. By the way, I was a red shoe bride, too – I just posted a whole mess of red shoe pics on my wedding blog today!


    Mine were broken in just fine on the big day, but one thing I didn’t foresee was that the tall, skinny heels would get stuck in between all of the boards on our rustic beach deck location. Thank goodness we had a runner!

  2. landlockedbride
    6:11 pm on August 3rd, 2009

    I have yet to do anything with mine (and rightfully so, the wedding is NEXT September). For now they are safely tucked away in their Kate Spade bag and box and stored at my parents house. They will stay there until I plan to trot around my house in them (and socks) a few weeks before the wedding.

  3. I’ve broken in all my special occasion shoes since high school with the old sock trick. It works! In fact, the reception workers told me I was the only bride they’d ever seen wear her heels all night. I was also the bride that ate the most food… Hm.

  4. landlockedbride
    6:29 pm on August 3rd, 2009

    Oh, that’s good to know the tip really works! I have every intention of wearing my shoes ALL day. And, I’m pretty sure I’d be the bride that ate the most food, too, so it’s okay by me!

  5. This is a great idea! I have always work shoes around the house before an event, but never thought to do it with socks!

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