Home Wedding Planning DIY Toolbox Product Review: SoleMates

There’s a dirty little secret no one tells you about aisle runners and grass: they’re a recipe for disaster. See, those fabulous designer stilettos you’re rocking down the aisle can actually puncture straight through the aisle runner, right into the ground. And what does that mean? A one-way ticket to Tripsville, baby. A face plant on your way to the altar is not exactly the memory you’d like to have of your wedding, right?

Here’s where Solemates High Heelers come to save the day (and your heels).

These ingenious little gadgets slip over your heels, providing you with more surface area which helps prevent heel punctures. Added bonuses: they’re reusable, they stabilize your step and protect the fabric on your shoes to keep them looking pretty.

After trying them out on my favorite pair of mules (my prized Lacroixs, the only eBay win I’ve ever felt a rush from), I have to say that I loved them! Sliding the High Heelers over the heels took mere seconds and they stayed put throughout the evening. I tromped along grass and gravel without problem. They did catch some attention from some of my foot fetishist curious friends (“what’s that on your shoe?”) so they’re not totally invisible but they really don’t stand out, either.

High Heelers fit most stiletto and kitten heels and come in clear or black. They retail for $9.95 at TheSoleMates.com. Discounts are available with a purchase of 10 or more sets (great for your bridesmaids!).

{Disclosure: Solemates provided me with a sample of this product for the purpose of review.}

9 replies to this post
  1. These are life savers. Had them at a wedding last fall and getting a bunch for my bridal party. Didn’t have them on lacroix’s (oh la la), but will be wearing them on my manolo dorsays!

  2. These are life savers. Had them at a wedding last fall and getting a bunch for my bridal party. Didn’t have them on lacroix’s (oh la la), but will be wearing them on my manolo dorsays!

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