July 11, 2020 2 min read

High heels look fabulous.  They elongate your legs, make you walk with an ultra-feminine sway, and they also make you look slimmer.  Nothing looks better with a well-put together outfit than a gorgeous of stiletto-heeled boots or shoes.  However, as most women who wear dressy shoes know, high heels hurt your feet and an evening out can be absolutely ruined by pain.  Here are a few tips to make high heels a bit more comfortable.

 

Tip #1:  Make sure you buy high heels that fit.  It doesn’t matter if you get a fantastic bargain buying designer shoes that are a bit too small or bit too big – a shoe that doesn’t fit is going to hurt.  Small shoes can cramp your feet and cause bunions, while shoes that are too big will look ridiculous and cause you to walk unnaturally, possibly causing injury.   To make sure that you get the best fit possible, try on and buy shoes at the end of the day, when your feet are likely to be slightly swollen.

 

Tip #2:  Add cushions to your shoes.  Before heading out for a night on the town, make your heels a bit more comfortable by adding gel or padded cushion inserts to the inner soles of your shoes.  There are many brands available which are relatively inexpensive; you should be able to find something reasonable at your local chemist.

 

Tip #3:  “Break in” your shoes first.  Most experts recommend wearing a new pair of heels around the house to get them to loosen up a bit.  If you don’t break in your shoes, chances are that when you do wear them, you’ll get blisters or they’ll pinch in all the wrong places.

 

Tip #4:  Take smaller steps.  The longer your stride when you wear high heels, the more pressure there will be on the ball of your foot and toes. 

 

Tip#5:  Only wear high heels for about two hours at a time.  Wearing heels all day every day will do some serious, irreparable damage to your feet.  Therefore, when you’re out, pack a pair of flats with you if possible to change into later, or try to sit down for intervals to give your feet a rest.

 

Tip #6:Pack some plasters in your purse.  As soon as you feel that you might be developing a blister, put a plaster on it and the relief will be immediate.  If you’re wearing open-toed shoes, don’t worry; there are clear plasters available that won’t spoil your elegant look.

 

High heels can be painful, but with the tips above, some of the pain can be eliminated and you can feel free to look amazing in your new pair of high heeled bootsor shoes.  For a great selection of footwear that’s appropriate for any occasion, visit Shuphoric.com
Aoife McManus
Aoife McManus



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