January 22, 2019
My wedding shoes get a lot of use and a lot of abuse.
They need to be:
- Wedding appropriate (obviously no tennis shoes)
- Durable (20+ weddings a year)
My old go-to wedding shoes were Clarks flats, and while I loved them, my body still felt like it was hit by a bus after a 10 hour wedding day. I always figured that the “wedding hangover” was just a thing that happened to everyone and didn’t even put 2 and 2 together that it was my footwear that could be a huge contributor. A wedding hangover is an industry term for feeling awful after a wedding day (mine usually hit on Mondays). You hurt everywhere, are recovering from dehydration (yup, photographers typically can only use the restroom once on a wedding day and don’t drink a ton to prevent additional trips) and just feel gross.
In 2018, I tried Rothy’s and they were a game changer! I have the black point flats and I am in love with them! They are cute and comfortable and I didn’t suffer from a wedding hangover all year! It’s a wedding miracle! I’m planning on using them my 2019 season and this is the first year I haven’t had to toss my wedding shoes at the end of the year.
They come in a variety of colors and styles and the best part is you can wash them after every wedding (no stinky feet!) The only downside I’ve found is that they don’t hold in a lot of heat so I try to wear weather appropriate shoes outdoors for fall and winter weddings and then slip on my Rothy’s when we get inside. They also don’t have arch support, but I have friends who have put inserts in without a problem!
This post isn’t sponsored by Rothys (I just love them!), but you can grab $20 off your order by using my referral code!
Rothy’s survived an ENTIRE year of me climbing into weird places to photograph weddings!