Do you love wearing high heels but can’t deal with the pain? Or maybe you would like to wear high heels but can’t deal with the achy feet and blisters? As a full-time high heel wearer I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way to share with you
Purchase Heels that Fit Properly
I like try to purchase my heels at the end of the day when my feet have expanded to their true size. The part of the foot you need to fit perfectly is the toe area; making sure that your toes aren’t squished or rubbing against the inner lining. Sometimes to fit the toe area, you need to leave room in the back of the shoe – don’t worry, we’ll address that issue with insoles. Also, don’t stress about what the sizing number says, every manufacturer and shape is going to be slightly different, just focus on getting the best fit possible.
Bessodia Heels Available at Aldo Shoes
There are varying opinions on insoles but I can’t go without them. My favourite type is from the Dr Scholl’s Gel Line (available at London Drugs and Walmart Supercentre). If you are prone to toe pain try a full insole insert to balance the pressure going to the foot. If its heel pain or back of the heel blisters that bother you, go with the For Her Heel Liners.
Arch Pain and Discomfort
If you wear heels for extended periods of time you are likely to get arch pain. An easy way to prevent this is with a special arch insole or by exercising your feet at home. A simple trick is the rolling stretch. Place a tennis ball or small can underneath your arch; slowly roll your foot back and forth so that the tennis ball or can rolls around underneath your arch.
Compromise with an Open Toe
If you tend to get a lot of foot pain from wearing high heels, consider an open toe pump with a square heel. The shape and thickness of heel gives your toes some more wiggle room and balances the weight on your foot better.
Always Carry Flats!
Nothing is worse than wobbling around all night in uncomfortable shoes or walking around barefoot at an event. A smart girl always carries a pair of flats and a bag big enough for her heels. My go-to ballet flats are from Aldo a few seasons ago and fold up quite easily. You can also try another Dr Scholl’s classic, Fast Flats if you are in a pinch.
Dr Scholls Fast Flats. Available at London Drugs and Wal Mart
I hope these tips make wearing heels just a little easier for you. If you are having serious foot pain or have any other medical conditions, be sure to consult your doctor or a medical practitioner for advice.