Women love the high fashion look of high heels, but dealing with foot pain, blisters, bunions, calluses, and corns is no fun. Do you want to manage and mitigate a lot of the heel pain, ankle pain, and foot pain that comes from wearing high heels? Take advantage of the tips and tricks with outlined for you below!
Make sure that you purchase the right size shoes
The most important thing you can do when you are committed to wearing high heels is find ones that fit your feet perfectly, and we don’t mean just finding your size and pulling the trigger on that kind of purchase.
When you are going to be wearing high heels for longer than an hour or so your feet are naturally going to swell up – and that’s why shoes that are “your size” feel so tight and uncomfortable later on in the evening.
If you know you’re going to be wearing the shoes for a longer block of time consider going at least one half size up to prevent the pain of wearing shoes that are too small for your feet. This is why it’s recommended to shop for shoes later in the day and enlist the help of a shoe fitting professional who will ensure you get the most comfortable fit.
Focus on the “platform” of these shoes
It’s also a great idea to get your hands on high heels that cover as much of your foot as possible as these shoes will inevitably be able to “hide” significantly more padded platforms. More evenly distributed pressure on your foot will minimize pain as the day goes on. Ultimately, this will make high heels more comfortable to wear.
Don’t be shy about going with thicker heels
Physics tells us that placing a tremendous amount of pressure on a ridiculously small area is going to be pretty painful for anyone, but that’s exactly what people do when they slide into a pair of stiletto high heels.
Remember that your entire body weight is going to be forced onto that small area. You may want to purchase slightly thicker heels that more evenly distribute the weight so that you aren’t in crippling pain an hour or two after you put the shoes on.
Foot Solutions is your one-stop shop for achieving better foot health. We have a wide selection of comfort dress shoes and sandals that have that high fashion look without the accompanying discomfort and pain of most high heels.