For most women, high heels are THE fashion high mark. Because how a woman looks and importantly, feels, totally changes in high heels. She is a goddess, a diva, a conqueror in high heels. It is amazing what heels do to a woman. As her personality changes, her outlook and confidence go up. The way she carries herself is more poised and graceful. And she is suddenly a different person. That’s why it’s so important to know some tips to be able to wear high heels without pain 🙂
Given all of this, it is obvious women want to wear heels all day. However, for all their pluses, heels can be quite killing. In addition to being uncomfortable, they also cause knee pains and other issues. But what do women do? Every outfit planner out there is recommending heels. Every fashion portal has women sporting them. And you have so many in your wardrobe already.
Wear them you must, and you will! It is better to look at ways to do so with minimum problem. Please, check these tips and wear your high heels all day without pain:
These are the most effective way to conquer discomfort in high heels. Because they provide great support to feet. When you are wearing heels, you stretch the arch to maximum. And this is not how the human foot was designed. The best names in footwear cannot prevent this stretch. This is how the style is meant to be. Instead, use insoles so that you can wear them for longer durations. Also discuss your particular challenges with your outfit planner. This will help to find the perfect fit.
Choose a comfortable height and style
Not everyone can wear every style. And this goes for everything in your wardrobe. From clothes to shoes, each individual chooses an item personally. For instance, just because one graces stilettos doesn’t mean you can too. While some of you walk in wedges easily, others might stumble and fall over. So, take care to choose the right height and style for yourself. And do not leave this decision to your outfit planner. Because you are the best judge of your comfort level. If it is platform heels for you, so be it. Take the call based on comfort first.
Tape third and fourth toes
Are you someone who hobbles back to the car after extended activity on high heels? Like you cannot wait to get away from the limelight? And chuck out your heels? If yes, you need to follow this trick. This is a sure shot way to keep discomfort at bay. Counting from your big toe, tape the third and fourth together. Make sure medical tape is present in your wardrobe. There’s a nerve running between these toes and extended periods of standing leads to pinching of this nerve. And taping the third and fourth toes together helps alleviate the pain.
Ask your outfit planner what kind of tape to use. Nude medical tapes are good to hide them from view. And you would not want an unseemly piece of bandage peeping out of your stylish heels. However, even Scotch tape works as good. When in a hurry to leave and expecting extended standing, use this.
Wear no-show socks
This is another great way to take some pressure off your poor feet. Before you slip into your high heels, don a pair of no-show socks. And it is best if you get some in silicone. Your virtual outfit planner app, Chicisimo, can advice buying options. You can donwload it here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). These provide a layer of protection. And your feet will chafe much less in high heels. You can wear them all day with least discomfort. Silicone is easy to use since it takes on the shape of your feet.
These no-show socks also come with an added feature. In addition to protection, they have anti-grip properties as well. This means you are in a much more stable state in your high heels. And with these socks doing the gripping, you stress your feet that much less. So you can thus wear them for prolonged periods. Need more? Then continue reading for more tips to wear your high heels all day!
Use foot numbing cream or spray
Celebrities and socialites are now resigned to painful feet. Because they need the looks. And they cannot crib about discomfort. Consequently they are given to searching new ways of comfort. Seeing how heels enhance looks on apps like Chicisimo, you get tempted too. Many of you love wearing high heels to work. But a whole day on them can be very distressing if they hurt. So, try out the various foot-numbing sprays/creams available OTC. No more worries about wasting the high heels in your wardrobe. Follow the instructions on the pack to get best results. You will surely get relief from pain and go through your day.
Do foot exercises
It is essential to do foot exercises at the end of the day. As you need to be on your feet again the next day. It is wise to exercise them in order to release the pain. Exercise helps to undo the unnatural position of feet in high heels. It is a good idea to consult a podiatrist and get best advice. And they can prescribe best exercises to get the circulation going. Keep your feet healthy and in good shape. How else do you plan to ace the looks that Chicisimo comes up with?
Pamper your feet
As you all know, high heels add an element of oomph. You know you would love to be in them. Your outfit planner will propose them every other day. Is it not best to pamper and look after your precious feet well? Come back home to soak them in warm water with Epsom salts. And use moisturizing creams and massage oils on your feet. Then massage them the best you can. And at the end of the day put your feet up, literally. This helps drain away the strain of the entire day. Also schedule a feet massage and pedicure regularly. Having your tired feet being pampered is a great feeling. Not only that, they get rejuvenated to begin a new week of hard work.
Heels are a wardrobe essential for the ultimate look. Because when you own them, you own the look too. Go all out on your fashion potential and seize the moment! And use these tips to wear your high heels without pain all day!