We’ve all put style over function at some point, and none of us are going to stop wearing high heels any time soon.
But the pain that comes with wearing heels can make a normal day at work or a night out on the town almost impossible to handle.
We are all for putting up with pain so that you can wear a corset top or a strapless bra that isn’t the best.
But when it comes to putting up with pain so we can wear shoes on what might be the most important part of our bodies, our feet, we’re not on board.
When you wear high heel sandals that hurt your toes, heels, ankles, and balls of your feet, it takes away your happiness right away and can make a beautiful dress look less attractive.
How to make high heels comfortable
Hold your ground, because you can get out of this situation. We talked to a number of people who work in the beauty and fashion industries to find out how to make heels easier to wear.
Take care of your pairs
It can be hard to find a good butcher in your area, but a cobbler? If you live near him, make him your best friend right away.
When high-heeled shoes are worn for a long time, the rubber lifts and soles wear down. This makes the shoes feel uneven and uncomfortable.
When this starts to happen, take your shoes to a cobbler in your area to keep yourself and your shoes from getting hurt more.
Stretch them out and break them in, no excuses
Once you’ve bought your new shoes, depending on the material, it may be a good idea to stretch them out a little to make them more flexible. This can be done before or after the first time you wear them.
You’ll be glad you bought a shoe stretcher to use at home or took your shoes to a shoemaker in your area to have them stretched.
If you know you’ll need new heels for an event coming up soon, give yourself plenty of time to shop for them and get used to them before the big day.
Wearing a pair of shoes slowly over time is the best way to make them more comfortable.
Before you go outside, you should walk around your house a few times in your new shoes, just in case.
People should never mix up strutting in heels and walking in flats.
Because heel sandals are different from sneakers, you will have to change the way you walk. Use the muscles in your core and stand up straight.
Imagine you are walking on a catwalk and use your hips and legs to move forward. This will make you feel better about yourself.
It should look less like a normal stride and more like bouncing along. One of the easiest ways to avoid heel pain is to get good at the technique at home and keep doing it until it comes naturally.
Tape your toes
Here’s some interesting advice that you should definitely try out if it can make wearing shoes more fun without making you feel bad.
Taping your third and fourth toes together will help ease some of the pain if you count from your big toe. In fact, there is a nerve in that area, which is one of the things that cause the pain in the foot.
When one toe is used to support the other, the nerve is put under less stress. Keep in mind that this method might not work for sandals with high heels or deep peep-toes.
Try this frozen water hack
A stylist and wardrobe expert recently told me about a trick you can use if your shoes are a bit tight.
Put some water in the bottom half of a zip-top bag, and then put that bag inside the shoe.
All you have to do is put the shoe in the freezer overnight. Your shoe gives a little bit. The shoe gets bigger because the water freezes.
Buy shoes with leather soles
Turn that adorable shoe around and look at the bottom to see what kind of material was utilized in its construction before you throw away your plastic.
The use of leather in the soles of your shoes is always recommended. Even if the uppers of your shoes are made of man-made materials, you still need the flexibility that leather provides so that your feet can move.
Use silicone gel inserts
So you went out and bought some shoes you thought would make you feel good, but you were wrong.
What are we going to do now? If your shoes are uncomfortable, the best thing to do is to get a new pair.
Use the silicone gel inserts that were made just for the heels. They are made to fit right under the balls of your feet and protect that area from the effects of being on your feet all day.
Think about a heel that is thicker.
Many of us love stilettos the same way we love German chocolate cake. We know that we can only eat a few bites, but oh my goodness, we want to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
Instead of always wearing thin heels, you should think about getting some funky wide heels. This is because a chunkier heel will help spread your weight more evenly, which will make the front of your foot feel less pressure.
To avoid getting hot spots, use moleskin or a spray that stops blisters.
Mole skin is a kind of cotton that is thick but not too heavy, and the back of it is sticky. Mole skin can be cut and shaped to fit the parts of the foot that get hurt the most by shoes.
Because moleskin is stronger than regular adhesive bandages, it won’t bunch up or fall off after just a few hours of standing on your feet.
Barefoot Scientist makes both bandages and a great spray that keeps blisters from happening. This spray puts up an invisible barrier on the skin, which makes hot spots less painful.
The product is not only long-lasting, flexible, and resistant to sweat, but it is also cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and doesn’t contain any parabens that could be harmful.
Wear heel guards if your shoes are too big.
It might be hard to find the right pair of heels to wear as Cinderella. Fit can be very different from one brand to the next, and not all stores carry half sizes for customers who need them.
But heel pads can help fill in gaps at the back of the shoe to keep your foot from sliding forward, even if you bought shoes that were slightly too big because you just couldn’t live without them.
In addition, they will add another layer of protection against the friction that could cause blisters.
If your metatarsal hurts, use inserts.
When the heels of a shoe slope inward, most of the downward force is put on the ball of the foot.
You might want to use an insole to help relieve pressure and pain in your feet. You can choose between regular options that can be cut down to size or, even better, styles that are made to fit in heels.
If you want a less obvious solution, you can put smaller pads in your shoes to lessen the amount of pressure on the ball of your foot.
These cushions will help balance the foot and keep the toes from getting crushed in the front of the shoe, both of which can make bunion pain worse. These cushions can also help with pain from bunions.
It’s important to remember, though, that the best way to get rid of these uncomfortable protrusions is to never wear narrow shoes again.
Add heel stabilizer.
Protectors for high heels usually come in two styles: ones with a slight flare that keep stilettos from sinking into grass or sand, and others with a simpler design that are meant to keep heels with worn-down tips in good shape.
Both of these options are great for keeping your feet stable and stopping your ankles from rolling. You can choose the one that works best for you.
You won’t have to worry about people seeing these aids either, since most of them are clear or come in neutral colors like black and tan that are made to blend in with a wide range of heel colors.