High heels may be just the thing for making your outfit stylish and sexy, but let’s be honest they can be painful to wear, and you won’t feel sexy with blisters all in the name of fashion.
With careful preparation you can wear your heels without causing any harm to your feet. So here’s how to wear high heels without getting injured.
1. ALTERNATE WITH FLATS OR LOWER HEELS
It’s not healthy for your feet to wear heels all the time, so mix up the heel height of your shoes. Alternate your higher heels with flats or mid heels. You can still enjoy your high heels, but you should avoid making them your principal shoes, you can wear flats when heading to and from work.
2. INVEST IN A WELL-MADE PAIR
Shoes are the one thing you should never economize on, shoes are worth investing in. It is better to buy one well-made pair instead of several cheap pairs. Choose shoes that you can get a lot of use from.
3. USE SHOE PADS
There are also lots of handy little tools that will help make your high heels more comfortable. They’re a worthwhile investment if you want to wear your shoes for longer periods,need to be on your feet a lot or if your shoes do not fit. They will also prevent your shoes from rubbing and making your feet sore.
4. CHOOSE A THICKER HEEL
Stiletto heels are sexy, but they can also be very unstable and wobbly! Choose a thicker heel so that you have greater stability; you’ll be less likely to hurt your ankles with a more solid heel. Four inches is really high enough, so don’t go for massive platforms and six-inch heels. Although it doesn’t hurt to have them for that one special occasion.
5. BUY SHOES THAT FIT
If you find a beautiful pair of shoes that you love, you may be tempted to buy them even if the fit isn’t quite right. Don’t buy them! Leave them on the shelf and look for a pair that does fit properly. If you buy size 5 because they don’t have size 6, you’re guaranteeing pain and discomfort every time you wear them!
6. WEAR YOUR HEELS BEFORE A SPECIAL EVENT
If you’re buying heels for a special event, always wear them before to ‘break them in’. You really don’t want to wear them for the first time on the night itself! By wearing them beforehand, you give the shoes the chance to stretch and mold to the shape of your feet.
You don’t need to suffer to wear high heels, as long as you choose the right shoes. Wearing heels always will cause you problems, so switch between heels and flats.