Nicole Cammorata | Boston.com Staff
I love an outdoor wedding just as much as the next gal, but hate how standing around on grass wrecks my high heels. Lucky for me (and you), so do the folks over at SoleMates. Though they've been around since 2008, I'm just learning about them now, so forgive me if this is old news. The Connecticut-based company makes plastic caps that fit perfectly over most stiletto shoes, reinforcing the spikes so you don’t sink into the mud as the bride and groom say “I do.” But do they work?
(True story: I was at a wedding last year at a beautiful country club, where the ceremony was out on the lawn overlooking the water. The poor bridesmaids kept sinking into the grass, all the way up to their arches.)
For the city-bound fashionistas, these would be great for hoofing it over the cobblestone or brick sidewalks in Beacon Hill and the South End.
There are three different sizing options, available in clear, silver, gold, and black, and sell for $9.95 a pair on the company's website. Not too shabby when you think about how much it would cost to get your heels repaired at the cobbler.
Has anyone out there used these? Too good to be true? Works like a charm? Leave us your feedback using the comments section below.
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