High heels can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Sure they make you appear taller, they make your legs look great, and they give you an extra confidence boost. However, it’s not often without paying a price.
There is nothing worse than buying a pair of beautiful heels and then killing your feet wearing them. So from one avid heel wearer to another, here are some great tips on how to wear heels without pain.
Only wear them while you have to! This means no driving or sitting in the same place with your heels on. Kick them off under your desk, no one will notice, or tell them I said you can and I’m the boss.
Tape your toesies. My favorite life hack is using medical tape around my third and fourth toes. This helps to take the pressure off of the ball of your foot and will have you pain-free for hours on end!
Plan ahead when purchasing. Your feet tend to swell as the day goes on if you’ve been doing a lot of walking. Buy shoes towards the end of the day so they fit comfortably and aren’t too tight!
Pick wedges! Heels that have more support, like wedges, are just all around more comfortable to wear. Also if they have a thick heel, they will provide better stability and balance and therefore, less pain.
Find shoes with the most material. The more the shoe covers the top of your foot, the better the support.
and remember- If the heels aren’t comfortable from the start, they won’t ever be.
These are some of my favorite tips so I hope these work for you! Doubling up on them also works even better. If you have any tips that you love, let me know in the comments below and be sure to post a pic to the Her Style Says It All Facebook page and Instagram using the hashtag: