Picture it: you find yourself at Neiman Marcus with bridesmaids in tow, trying on a most perfect pair of shimmering Jimmy Choo heels. Taking them out the box is an almost religious experience, and you swear there’s an angelic humming sound emanating from above. Sliding your foot effortlessly into the heel – like Cinderella with a glass slipper – your sore tootsie screams, ‘thank you!’
The Jimmy Choo heel fits like a glove and you are instantly in love! Visions of walking down a scattered rose petal aisle fill your mind and lull you into a blissful wedding shoe state.
And then the dreaded peer pressure takes over. Your friends gleefully squeal and convince you that these are it, have to purchase them to complete your wedding day attire because no other shoe will do. Okay fine, go for it and buy a pair! I’m not going to stop feeding your shoe addiction.
However, before you drop $500 smackaroos on these lovely shoes (and feel guilt ridden for the entire wedding planning process), let’s at least look at what all the hype is about.
Why Choose Choo for Bridal Shoes?
Who the heck is Jimmy Choo?
If you want the who scoop on the man named Jimmy Choo (whose real last name is Chow, as it was a mistake on his birth certificate and misspelled Choo – oops!), Hubpages wrote an excellent and thorough article. In it, they talk about Jimmy and how his shoes came to define a shoe era and the legendary company that exists today.
I’ll cut it short and say that Jimmy Choo prides itself on being,
“a 21st century luxury accessories brand, with shoes at its heart, offering an empowered sense of glamour and a playfully daring spirit.”
Why are Jimmy Choo Shoes So Expensive?
I didn’t bold the above word luxury for fun. When it comes to luxury brands you have to expect a hefty price tag. Does that mean that Jimmy Choo brand shoes are better than any other mainstream brands you can find sitting on the exact same shoe shelf at Nordstoms?
I will leave that to the wearer to decide.
Read the history of Jimmy Choo and you’ll find that he started as a custom, made-to-order shoe maker. Eventually, royalty and celebrities flocked to Choo with abandon. Offering such a personalized service of handmade custom shoes, which use high quality materials, naturally segmented Choo as a luxury brand. Although the shoes are no longer made by hand as they once were, the shoe line has kept its original luxury accessories brand status.
So, are you just paying for the name on the label?
As with many things in life, I think you get what you pay for. And well designed shoes that use higher quality materials are no exception. Either way, if you can afford to choose Jimmy Choo shoes, then strutting your stuff down the aisle in a pair will definitely leave you feeling glamorous!
Are Jimmy Choos Comfortable to Wear for a Wedding?
Ladies (and a few gentlemen): Lets be real, are any heels comfortable to wear?
Okay, sometimes you can find the right pair that just work and you don’t have to think twice about wearing them all day. But, I truly think this is a hard question to answer because no two styles of shoes are the same, and neither are feet. Some ladies – the Victoria Beckhams of the world – may find certain styles comfortable to wear. Whereas other gals (like me) who have flat, wide feet with weak ankles might find the same shoe positively torturous.
No matter what star-filled red carpet event you watch, you’ll always find a few celebs strutting their stuff in a beautiful pair of Jimmy Choo heels.
The shoes are made in Italy, which means they have Italian sizing. In general, they typically run true to size or perhaps a 1/2 size small (with some exceptions).
- Slides and Mules: Typically run true to size to a ½ size large
- Exotics: Typically run true to size
To Choo or Not to Choo?
Perusing through some of the online forums, brides have asked many questions about spending big bucks on a pair of designer shoes, like Jimmy Choo, for their wedding day.
One one hand, the argument seems to be, ‘If you don’t splurge on a pair of designer shoe for your wedding day then when can you?’
While on the other hand some say, ‘Don’t bother spending money on shoes because nobody sees them anyway!”
Honestly, if you’re asking this question you probably shouldn’t be putting your money into a luxury shoe that you may or may not have a need for afterwards .
If you do have your heart set on your very own pair and money is an issue, check eBay out. You may get lucky and snag a used pair for a much more manageable price.
Nothing screams luxury and glamour quite like a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes! Words like timeless and classic spring readily to mind when you see a pair peaking out from beneath a wedding gown. They definitely add a wow factor. Plus, just think about the bridal shoe shot your photographer can capture!
Jimmy Choo Bridal Boutique
From shoes for the bride, bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, to a gorgeous Cinderella line, Jimmy Choo has their own Bridal Boutique that makes it easy to find your perfect pair of must-have heels! They also offer complimentary shipping and returns.
Customized Shoes & Bags
One feature the Jimmy Choo website offers that I think is super fantastic is a personalization shoe option. If you are going all out to buy a stunning pair of shoes for your big day, then you might as well personalize your pumps!
Jimmy Choo’s Made-to-Order website tool allows you to design handmade shoes to your specifications. Choose from 8 different shoe styles, select your perfect heel height, pick from an amazing array of colors and fabrics (exotic skins, fabric, leather, satin and suede), and then. to top it all off, add a personalisation in the form of monograms and dates!
Enough info! Lets get to the fun part and swoon over which pair to buy!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!