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How do I stop m'damned shoes sliding off?

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JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 10:17:01

I ordered some amazing shoes of amzingness in the sales, namely these and these.

They fit well, are comfortable, and are so lovely I want to cry.

But about every third step my heel lifts out of them and they fall off. They're not too big or anything.

This happens a lot if I get high-heeled courts. Is there anything I can do about it or are they going to have to go back to the shop sad

Forgettable Tue 18-Mar-14 16:47:35

Awwwwww bummer

Didn't realise this was a Zombie thread, got all excited cos getorf was back, but no. /sadface

agedknees Tue 18-Mar-14 16:43:30

I had a problem pair of shoes and bought shoesizers because of Janey's recommendation. They are great.

Many thanks Janey.

phillio Tue 18-Mar-14 15:32:01

I was gonna go for some of these because there cheap... will they last just as long as "branded" heel grips? anyone got a clue or tried them before? they all look pretty much the same to me

phillio Tue 18-Mar-14 15:29:59

What the average life of a pair of heel grips.. a couple days.. a week? months?

Janey125 Sun 03-Nov-13 12:53:21

I have the same problem and the only thing that worked for me was shoesizers. They are a new product that come in 3 different sizes and make your shoes fit perfectly. Insoles and heel grips just dont work! I am so glad i discovered them.

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 12:51:14

Happy shopping One!

Right, I can report back.

They are better, but not totally solved.

The first pair have those horrible blue cushiony shoe liners in now (they were 1/2 a size too big), and heel grips. They are now crushing my little toes, but they're not slipping much at all.

The second pair have only the heel grips, and are still slipping a bit, but not as much. I might put a shoe liner in those too - I'd rather have foot-crushing injuries than fall over in front of 150 guests and flash my knickers grin

Off to find panty liners haha. And I'm sure you'll look glam with the shoes.

I have exactly the same problem with ballet pumps too. Basically anything that doesn't have a strap. Thanks for posting this!

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 11:53:04


GetOrfMoiRing Tue 31-Jul-12 11:51:34

Don't tell mum!

I think wearing that hat will make you feel about 7 feet tall and incredibly glam - you will have the hat to live up to iyswim.

I hope you have a lovely time.

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 11:48:21

It is isn't it?! I have thick collarbone length henna'd hair with a blunt fringe, so it should look OK. But I spent £45 on something I will only probably wear about 2 times and shudder to think what my Mum would say...

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 11:47:05

Eeep! I hope so!

I wasn't going to really Go For It for this first wedding because it's a bit more of a relaxed do - but I went shopping with the bride at the weekend and being The Nicest Woman In The World (tm) she professes to be more excited about seeing what everyone else is wearing than about her own frock <sniff> , and as she mistakenly thinks I'm epically glam I thought I'd up my game a bit grin

ANYWAY I am off out to Boots to get elastoplast/panty liners/heel grips. I shall Report Back. Y'all can't wait!

GetOrfMoiRing Tue 31-Jul-12 11:44:40

That is a beautiful hat envy

GetOrfMoiRing Tue 31-Jul-12 11:44:22

Ooh Jodie you are going to look mahvellous dulling.

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 11:36:57

Shell thanks so much - help to know what to look for.

Get It should be showing on my profile!

I'll be wearing it with a vintage 80's-does-40s silk dress - black with a (very) abstract splashy print, very full skirt, tight broad waistband, deep V at the front, wrapover bodice, loose faintly Kimono-y 3/4 sleeves.

I am SO excited <sigh> Lost some weight recently so feeling a bit confident. As you can tell by my willingness to wear a mad old hat and gold-heeled shoes in public grin

GetOrfMoiRing Tue 31-Jul-12 11:28:56

OOOH show us the pillbox 40s hat

shelldockley Tue 31-Jul-12 11:19:18

The suede heel pads you can get in chemists, or Timpson, and they won't come off, unlike the gel ones. These.

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 11:17:13

Hi Val - and grin blush

Do heel grips actually work?? I guess the only thing is to try.

I must sound paranoid but at wedding 1 I will be giving a reading AND a speech AND the bride says I have to dance with her, and at wedding 2 I will be bridesmaid, so I can't really afford to be stacking it...

In other news I have however bought the most amazing vintage 40s pillbox hat with a veil. So no-one going to be looking at my feet!

valiumredhead Tue 31-Jul-12 11:10:22

What about heel grips?

I knew it was you posting even before I read your name next to the thread title wink

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 10:52:41

I am wearing them now (in the office, sitting down). Is it normal for your toes to go numb when you're wearing 3.5 inch heels? confused grin

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 10:51:55

That's great thanks, coco. I will give it a go and possibly colour it in with crayon to make it match the inside of the shoe

Useful to know you can buy the things if all else fails, Sue - I'll have a look on amazon and see what shape and size to cut my panty liner (I'll level with you chaps: that's not a phrase I thought I would ever use).

SuePurblybilt Tue 31-Jul-12 10:41:19

I bought heel pads on Amazon, little suede type plasters. They help the grip.

cocolepew Tue 31-Jul-12 10:40:32

Unless very thick tights I would put it on the shoe. Otherwise it would just look like your pant liner has slid down your leg .

GetOrfMoiIand Tue 31-Jul-12 10:38:14

That is a great tip re panty liners.

Oh god though if you get run over by a bus. The nurse will cut your tights off in the hospital and will just think that is where you store your sanitary products.

JodieHarsh Tue 31-Jul-12 10:35:08

Wow, panty liners! That's amazing! So = on my heel under my tights, or on the shoe itself??

I have 2 weddings coming up, for both of which I will be quite significantly more in the limelight than I would like, and I have never really had amazing shoes, so I refuse to give these up.

Arf @ shit to a blanket grin

Seriously though. I am wearing the peep-toe ones now. They have a GOLD HEEL!

This looks amazing with my customary style (think of a youngish academic who blackmailed the college bursar, took to drink, and has become a tramp).

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