Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Make Your Heels More Comfy (Yes, Really!!!)

Even though I'm a mere 5 ft tall, I tend to stick to wearing flats. One, because there are tons of adorable flats out there anyway, and two because heels usually hurt!

Alas, there are definitely times when you just need to wear heels. So, here are a few ways to make them feel a bit more comfortable.

Choose a Round Toe
They're more comfortable than pointy toe pumps, which tend to push all your toes together.

Use Deodorant

Yes, put deodorant on your feet. Not only does it help with foot odor, it's also great for preventing blisters. Swipe some over your achilles and anywhere else you might get a blister before putting heels on.

Freeze a Bag of Water in Your Shoe
Yeah it’s weird, but I swear I'm not making this up. It works. Just fill a plastic bag with water, put it in your shoe, then put your shoe in the freezer. As the water freezes, it expands which will in turn stretch your shoe.

Don’t Wear Them Every Day

You don’t eat a crazy, over-the-top desserts every day or go out clubbing every day, so the same rule applies to heels. Giving your feet a rest means you’ll be even more comfortable in your heels the next time you wear them.  Plus, like I've said, there is no shortage of cute flats out there!

Break Them In With Thick Socks

You may be tempted to wear your new heels right out of the store, but don’t. Get them home first, put on your thickest pair of socks and slide your heels on. Walk around for as long as you can to help the shoe begin to mold perfectly to your foot.

Choose a Wider Heel
Yes, a stiletto may look sexy and sleek, but it offers virtually NO support. The thin heel means the ball of your foot is bearing the brunt of every step. A wider heel, on the other hand, helps evenly distribute the weight for more comfortable strutting.

Use Inserts
Inserts may not be sexy, but those suckers work. For real.

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