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Ladies- need help with shoes please

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by katmu, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. katmu

    katmu Well-Known Member

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    My upcoming trip is finally going to be my 1st full solo trip so I need to manage my luggage on my own. So I want to know when you are going to Vegas for less than a week, how many pairs of shoes do you bring and what styles?

    I definitely need 1 pair for the gym. I thinking also one low heel shoe/sandal that I can walk in and a pair of flip flops for the pool.

    And then there's the heels. I have 2 pairs that I would love to bring.

    This seems like a lot to me for 5 days.:eek:
     
  2. Shelbymae

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    Earth Spirit sandals sold at walmart are my only shoes when I go to vegas. I get about 3 pr, 1 in white, one in black, and one in brown or tan. They are the most comfortable, and are casual enough with jeans or shorts...and dressy enough with a simple sundress. (probably not fancy enough for clubbing)
     
  3. JosieCat

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    I don't do fancy or clubbing (mostly just wear capris), so I don't really have a need for high heels. I wear comfy tennis shoes like Keds, and I bring along a pair of Teva sandals. This year I also am bringing a new pair of crocs as they are extremely light and very comfortable (and they are in a really cool animal print). Really, go for comfort. And keep in mind how difficult dealing with heavy luggage solo will be.
     
  4. LolaDoggie

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    I am not a fashionista and I have flat feet. We eat at the buffet and coffee shop, for a show I'll put on a cute top with my jeans or capri pants. So keep that in mind.

    How many pairs of shoes for me for a week? A pair of Birkenstock sandals (don't judge me), a pair of pool flip flops, a pair of athletic slides/mules or a pair of regular athletic shoes in winter. I did bring a pair of cute flat mules on my 2nd trip to go to a show...very bad idea. I bring extra socks to sleep in and use as slippers in the room because my feet get cold. We do laundry at the halfway point of the trip.

    If I was there for business or I had to get dressed up, I would bring a bigger purse and those fast flats (bought them on clearance for $5!).
     
  5. BlueSkadoo

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    I think you have to determine what you'll be doing on your solo trip. My trips tend to be much more casual than if I am going with someone else, and my packing reflects that. What types of things do you have on your agenda?
     
  6. katmu

    katmu Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to do 1 nice steak or seafood dinner and I also wanted to see a show or two so for those evenings I was thinking of dressing up a bit.
     
  7. Sallymander

    Sallymander Low-Roller

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    You can never bring enough shoes! :thumbsup:
    I will typically bring only shoes that are already worn-in and tried/true otherwise you'll be shopping for $7 flip flops at Walgreens (...been there, done that).
    I bring shoes that will absorb the impact of walking upon concrete...crocs sandals are my absolute favourites! The style is called "Patricia" and my go-to ones are silver. In my mind anyways, they look good with capris and a nice top or jeans. They weigh hardly anything plus they do double duty at the pool.
    One of the biggest problems I find in Vegas is that when I put on a super comfortable pair of shoes that I've already worn the day before my feet are not happy. You need to change things up so you're not stressing the same parts of your feet...which is why you can never bring enough shoes!
    (As far as heels are concerned there is a reason you see all of those young girls walking around barefoot and carrying their beautiful shoes! lol)
     
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    You make a good point of rotating shoes Sally. I bought a comfy pair of non Birkenstock but still good and supportive sandals and I might bring them next time to rotate. I got some massive blisters last time because I was mainly wearing my Birkenstocks. I might also look into your Crocs.
     
  9. Bettyboop66

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    Skechers has a new line of shoes called Go Walk and they are WONDERFUL. No break in period needed at all, and they weigh almost nothing. They are very casual so would be best used for daytime. Lots of cute colors, and several different styles to choose from. I will be bringing them along with some sandals when I go in November. :thumbsup:
     
  10. LolaDoggie

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    I'll look into those too Betty. I know Sketchers has a really good line of work shoes. Very supportive and comfy. So, what you're saying makes sense.
     
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    My wife brings at least two pair of her running shows. These aren't cheap ones either. Three pair max.
    If bringing dress shoes which she rarely does then only 2 pair of sneakers.
    The dress shoes are only worn 2-3 hours. After that back to casual and sneakers.
    We both bring two pair of sneakers and wear one pair for the first half of the day and the other pair the 2nd half of the day. Since we do a lot of walking a fresh pair feels really good.
     
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    I bought a pair of the Patricia Crocs two years ago and I have taken them to Vegas 2 times, and they are going back in July! I loved them so much I also bought a pair of Kadee's (also Crocs). Both pair are so so comfy, and I have never had any feet issues wearing them, and we walk all over when we are in Vegas. I have very wide feet with high arches and both of these styles work well for me.
     
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    Interesting 'cause I have very narrow feet with high arches! I'll scout out the Kadee style!
     
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    "I will typically bring only shoes that are already worn-in and tried/true otherwise you'll be shopping for $7 flip flops at Walgreens (...been there, done that)."

    Been that, done that too. Nothing like having several pairs of sparkly flips that say "Vegas" in my closet, and always forgetting to bring them on my next trip. Except I have always gotten mine at the casino gift shop. Lol

    I always bring one pair of nice flip flops, really slip on sandals, and one pair of nice heels. When I wear the heels, I like to bring the sandals in my purse to change into later. I was there one trip, and I swear I brought REALLY comfortable heels, that I had worn before and were broken in. Two hours later, my feet were killing me and I ended up walking barefoot on the strip. How GROSS is that? That's when I found out the escalator over the strip from Ballys to Bills are little strips of sharp metal that you absolutely can't stand on barefoot. Never again.

    Hubbie never paid attention to what I pack, except now he always checks my shoes before we leave. Haha. I think he was pretty embarrassed walking with me when I was barefoot. :eek:

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  15. popcornoholic

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    I usually just bring a bunch of flip flops and sandals. Fancier ones for evening and plain ones for the day and the pool. Maybe one pair of heels that I may or may not wear! I'll also bring a pair of tennis shoes. I might have some trouble this upcoming trip (13 days!) b/c we haven't had any good weather here yet and I haven't been able to wear my sandals. So my feet aren't broken in yet. Don't know why but I always have to get used to my sandals again every spring!
     
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    For a warm weather trip I bring running shoes, Teva sandals, and a pair of flip flops. If I need something dressier I might buy some inexpensive "sparkly" flip flops that would be light weight and wouldn't take up a lot of room in my suitcase. My feet are too narrow for ballet flats but a cute pair of those would work too.
     
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    I finally gave in and started changing into my sandals at work and wearing them there. I went to Vegas in March last year and didn't get my feet used to them and ended up with blisters. I'm heading out 2 weeks from today.
     
  18. KellyLovesVegas

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    I always bring at least one pair of running shoes for the gym and our runs (we run almost every morning), and a pair of nice flip flops for post-pedi and the pool (for trips during the summer). Beyond that it varies based on the time of year and our plans for the specific trip. Generally I bring two pair moderate heel (2.5-3" heels) sandals for trips in any month except Dec-Jan. For Dec-Jan trips I swap out the heeled sandals for two pair of moderate heel shoes/booties. For trips with special dinners/events, I also bring serious heels (heels > 3.5").

    Would someone explain the concept of "breaking in" your feet for sandals? I wear sandals and flip flops pretty much year-round down here.
     
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    For those of us that can only wear sandals 3-4 months of the year, sometimes the straps can rub when you first start wearing them in the spring... I guess. I've never really had that problem.
     
  20. snowball

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    I bring a pair of wedge sandles, a pair of ballet flats, and my crocs flip flops.

    I have been guilty of bringing more pairs but 3 pairs is my minimum.
     
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