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7 Pieces Of Advice To Make High Heels Fit
1. When Is The Best Time To Buy High Heels?
Try to do your shoe shopping at the end of the day. This is when your feet will be at their biggest, so if you find a pair that fits properly when your feet are slightly swollen, they will be more comfortable when swelling inevitably happens while you’re wearing your heels.
2. Are High Heels Supposed To Be Loose?
No! If heels are loose, the muscles in your toes will have to overcompensate to keep your shoes on, and this is bad for your feet. Heels should neither be too loose nor too tight. Play Goldilocks when shoe shopping — they should be
juuuust right. If you find your heels are just slightly too big, try using an insole that will make them a little more snug.
3. What Type of High Heels Are The Most Comfortable?
Ideal heel height is around two-three inches. If u want ur heel to be taller than this, look for a shoe with a platform. It will be more comfortable to have a shoe with a four-inch heel and one-inch platform than a shoe with a four-inch heel and no platform. And speaking of platforms, they give ur feet some cushion from the ground, making the actual shoe more comfortable in addition to the better heel height.
Also, any shoe that gives the ankles more support will be more comfortable to walk in. Boots and shoes with ankle straps will help stabilize the ankles, making these types of heels easier, and therefore more comfortable, to walk in. Wedges are also more comfortable because weight is more evenly distributed throughout the shoe, giving you more balance.
4. How Do I Make My High Heels More Comfortable?
In addition to making sure you’ve chosen the most comfortable type of shoe, cushions and insoles can help alleviate various pressures and friction that could be making your high-heel
experience less than satisfactory
5. How Often Can I Wear High Heels?
Wear high heels as often as you want, but make sure you’re listening to your body. Pain is a sign to stop. Wearing heels too often can lead to blisters, bunions, and unnecessary pressure on your feet and lower back. If you like to wear heels more often than not, make sure to switch up the type and height so as to give as much recoup-time to the various parts of your body that can be impacted by constant wear.
6. How Long Can I Be On My Feet While Wearing High Heels?
As long as you’re comfortable, get it girl. But it is important to take breaks when you can so you don’t over-exert. Sit when you get a chance, but don’t take your heels off until you’re ready to have them off for good. When you take your heels off, your feet will swell, making it harder to put your shoes back on, and even less comfortable to walk around in when you do get them back on your feet.
7. How Do I Walk Better In High Heels?
Walking better in high heels is about comfort and ankle strength. As previously mentioned, to obtain maximum comfort, make sure to pick a shoe that fits
properly, has a better heel height, and has some factor like a platform or strap to give your ankles more support. However, walking well in heels is also about training. Since it’s not natural to be walking on a permanent incline, you have to accustom your ankles to the new angle and pressure. Walking better in stilettos is about starting small and working your way up. By wearing shoes first with a two-inch heel, and then three-inch, and then four-inch, and so on, you can train your ankles to provide better support. Think of it this way: It’s much easier to learn how to walk in a one-inch heel
than a five-inch heel. If you’re used to walking in a four-inch heel, it will be much easier to master that five-incher than going straight for it from flats.
Use gel insoles
Gel insoles solve a lot of heel-wearing problems. For one thing, they can prevent toes from scrunching and thereby prevent blisters. Dr. Scholl’s sells high heel insoles with arch shaping to keep pressure off your foot. If your toes are constantly sliding forward in your shoes, there’s even a cushion designed to hold the ball of your foot in place. The gel inserts stick to your shoe insoles well but are also easy to
swap among your shoes. The product’s website advises to replace them every six months, or when they start to tear.
Get Heels with Ties or Straps
Have you ever noticed how frustrating it is to deal with your feet slipping out of your heels the minute they leave the ground? Even worse, loose shoes often make you drag your feet in an attempt to prevent them from falling out. Heels with straps, ties, or buckles over the ankle or feet offer a solution. Go for adjustable straps to accommodate swelling.
Also known as “second skin,” moleskin is not actually animal hide (fortunately) but soft cotton flannel with adhesive backing. Sold in sheets and available in most drug stores and online, you can cut and customize the shape of moleskin to cover any trouble spots you have on your feet. It molds to the shape of your feet better than a bandage, and unlike a bandage, it won’t hang off your Achilles after half a day of walking.
Stretch out your shoes
Model Molly Sims recommends going half a size up when shopping for heels, and Franklin Polun, a Potomac, Md.-based podiatrist, advises going shoe shopping at the end of the day when your feet are swollen from activity. A little wiggle room can mean much more comfort.
When it comes to the too-tight heels you already own, you have a couple of options. You can either take them to a cobbler to have them stretched, or you can also invest in a shoe stretcher for heels (Footsmart sells them for $25 each), which also cuts down the time it take to break heels in when they’re