We all love wearing high heels. We love the feel of them, the way they compliment our legs and the way they attract attention. We wear them for special occasions, for work or even just a day out. They are the perfect element for making an ordinary every day outfit transform into a jaw dropping eye catcher. But what about the pain?
They say that it’s painful to be beautiful and I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to wearing heels, that’s definitely the case. But how can we prevent, or even just lessen, the pain from wearing heels?
Here is a few ways to make wearing heels more bearable:
Using gel insoles will make a massive difference. It accompanies the ball of your foot and prevents your toes from crunching up as well as preventing your toes from sliding forward. Now these gel insoles should be available for purchase in your local supermarket and if you can’t find them, give amazon or ebay a peek.
Changing the way you walk will definitely help with the amount of pain you will end up with. Walking in a straight position will do the trick, so not bending your knees and keeping your back straight. Imagine a string pulling you up while you’re walking.
Take breaks. Sit down when you have the chance and don’t have to be standing. This will ease the the pain because you’re not putting all of your weight on the balls of your feet.
Choosing heel types that accommodate you best. Platforms are best for when you want to wear heels for a long period of time because of the thick base under your toes. That thick base cuts a little height off of the heel. So if you’re wearing 5 inch platforms, you’re really wearing 3 / 3.5 inch heels.
“High heels are pleasure with pain” – Christian Louboutin