Every woman loves her shoes especially her high heels! She may be tall or short; high heels are not just made for the purpose to increase the length of shorter women. They add grace, oomph, and style to any outfit and are usually a must accessory in every woman’s wardrobe. Some may choose safe and comfortable 3-inch heels and some go all out with a towering 5 inch pair of heels!
However, there is no doubt that high heels cause undue stress on your entire body, joints, and alignment. They not only hurt your feet but your entire body posture is affected with heels. Lucky for you, we have some do’s and don’ts to make high heels healthy as well as comfortable for you; well as comfortable as they can get!
1. Chunkier heels
There is no doubt that higher and thinner heels are more uncomfortable as well as unhealthy. Hence, choose platforms and wedges which come in many heel sizes now. A platform can give you a bigger heel as well as distribute the surface area so the stress is not entirely on the balls of your heels.
2. Safer size
5 inch heels look great and bring a lot of oomph to your evening gowns. To keep your style statement up, make a comfortable choice and choose the size that fits best on your feet. Tighter or loose fits can only ruin the case. A good fit would not only boost your posture, walk, and style but also keep your confident even if you have to wear it for a longer span. Also, make sure your feet can comfortably move in your heels –you surely won’t want to end up with “your feet are strapped on boards” feeling.
3. Shoe Plans for everyday
It is hard to avoid heels but you can plan smartly. Choose your tallest heels when you have a short trip out. For longer journeys, choose platforms or something comfortable and less prone to causing damage to your joints.
4. Leather soles
Leather is hands down the best material for shoes. It allows your feet to move inside. Hence, if you really like a 5 inch heels which you simply need to buy; make sure the inserts are leather otherwise be prepared to limp and groan in misery a few hours after wearing them.
5. Learn the “walk” of heels
Yes! you read correctly, there is a different walk which has to be adopted for heels as compared to sneakers. You need to use your core muscles and use your hips and legs to push you forward. The walk will be more like a bounce and works wonders in reducing feet pain due to prolonged wear of heels.
6. Bring in some Tape
This tip is probably the best one as yet and least known. If you must wear high heels, then tape your third and fourth feet fingers together. There is a nerve in those toes which adds to foot pain and taping them together will reduce it.
7. Break them in
Breaking in your high heels is a big must whether you are buying 5 inch heels or 3-inch ones! To get comfy in your high heels, purchase a DIY shoe stretcher or give it to a nearby cobbler. Stretch out the heels and wear it around the house for a few hours. After breaking into the heels for a certain time period, you will feel a lot less pain when you wear them on your big day.
High heels are the passion of every woman out there. With these super useful tips, you can surely keep on loving your heels for longer. Try them out and see the great results yourself.