How To Make Wearing Heels More Comfy!
Found a great article recently that highlights how to make your heels the most comfortable they can be, written very clearly and simply.
Main points from the article:
- The slant of a shoe’s sole is called the pitch. The steeper the pitch, the more your feet will hurt at the end of the day.
Walk This Way
- A hop to your step rather than a heavy pounding makes a marginal difference.
- Pay attention to the shape of the heel and the toe box of your shoes. A thicker heel will always provide you with more comfort, as will a platform sole. As for the toe box of the shoe, there’s a more comfortable shape we can all get behind — the almond toe.
The Truth About Moleskin and Insoles
- A Moleskin strip or roll will protect your skin from blisters and provide some added comfort. Gel insoles placed where the ball of your foot rests in your shoe can make a big difference, considering that’s where much of the pain comes from.
You Get What You Pay For
- Genuine leather forms to your foot and provides flexibility that less expensive shoes made of plastic never will.
Tape Your Toes
- According to the fashion blog Who What Wear, taping your third and fourth toes together is a legitimate way to stop heel pain. Why? The site says it prevents a nerve from being agitated between those two toes while wearing heels. We’ll be testing this!
The Cobbler Is Your Friend
- Keeping your shoes in good repair helps save your feet.