We women have been taught that beauty is pain, who came up with that anyways? Personally, I don’t believe having great style should equate to suffering. But sometimes we have to bear the brunt of fashion, I’m lookin’ at you high heels. We seem to have a love/hate relationship with heels. I mean one, they make just about any outfit look sexy and make your legs look longer and leaner. On the other hand they can be painful as you know what.
There’s nothing worse than seeing a woman who is obviously unforfortable in her heels, or worse, can’t walk in them as demonstrate by wobbling. But with most problems, there is a solution and I have a few tips on how to make wearing heels more comfortable.
Gel insoles-There's a reason Dr. Scholls has been around for so long, and for good reason. They work by easing and protecting the balls under your feet, making heels tenfold more comfortable. So place the insoles inside your heels if you know you’re going to be standing for a long period. You will thank yourself later.
Consider a block heel- Ah, the stiletto’s more comfortable cousin. The wider heel distributes your weight more evenly which makes a day in heels more bearable. Plus, the block heel gives your outfit a fresh, “I’m not trying too hard to be sexy”vibe.
Heels with a platform- Platforms add extra stability to a heel by leveling it out and reducing the angle that a heel without a platform creates. They also help you keep your balance, as these heels tend to be a lot sturdier than a stiletto’s thin heel/support system.
Stretch them out- There’s several methods to do this, one of the easiest is using a designed shoe stretcher as soon as you buy a new heel so when you’re ready to wear, they already feel broken in!
Heel grip- My number one pet peeve (when it comes to shoes) is when I get a blister on my shin. Sometimes I didn’t even notice I got one until I take the shoe off at the end of the day. That was until I found out about heel grips. You place them at the upper part of your heels to prevent that painful rubbing you sometimes get with shoes that haven’t been broken in yet.
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