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9 Tips for Wearing Heels

9 Tips for Wearing Heels

“Beauty is pain” is not simply a cliche; for us heel wearers it’s everyday life and women have been dealing with it since what seems like the beginning of time. You’ve seen our “Shoe of the Week” posts so it’s very apparent that we are high heel obsessed and you probably are too, so you know the aching pain from strutting your stuff all day in those 6 inches. Studies have shown that high heels can have some pretty bad effects, but if the podiatrists themselves still rock the latest pumps why shouldn’t we? Let’s find out their secrets!

When Buying:

  • Go for platforms and wedges. My personal favorites, because they are extremely comfortable. Since I like to wear heels that are more than 2 or 3 inches, platformed shoes make them much easier to walk in and they don’t leave your feet aching at the end of the day.
  • After lunch shopping only! Dr. Suzanne M. Levine suggests buying shoes in the mid afternoon, because your foot expands as the day goes on. This way it will be easier to find the perfect fit.
  • Don’t break them in. Breaking them in the doesn’t really work, if they hurt in the store leave them there. It’s a bad idea to count on shoes stretching to fit. That’s how corns and hammer-time is formed, ladies!!
  • Be true to you size. Think you can squeeze just because it’s a half-size smaller? Please don’t. If they don’t have your exact size, keep it moving. Dr. Levine suggests Nine West, Stuart Weitzman or Prada for wider feet.
  • If you feel awkward when your walking in your heels or can’t maintain good posture, then your heels are too high. Dr. Elisa Kavanagh says your shoulders should be down and your abs in as you strut in your heels.

Wearing Them:

  • Use inserts. Keep your toes from scrunching with arch supports, which you can find at your local drugstore.
  • Antiperspirant. Swipe some deodorant on the sole of your foot to prevent clamminess and blisters when you’re walking in your heels.

Taking Them Off:

  • Stretch those heels. Your Achilles tendon actually gets shorter if you wear heels every day. Using a towel place it at the ball of your foot, pushing out your heel and pulling it to a stretch.
  • Pedicures are a must. Regular pedicures are in order to keep calluses and blisters to a minimum.

Source: Glamour Mag

Briana Myrie


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