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How to make uncomfortable high heels more wearable
I like to think I’m generally a pretty refined person: I know how to set the table for a multiple-course dinner party; I went to elocution lessons (for real); I hold the door open for people all the time.
Despite that, I have definitely (and many times more than once) found myself walking barefoot on a dirty, broken glass-infested road with my evil, evil high heels in hand. The very same high heels that felt sooooo comfy when I tried them on, like I could run a marathon in them without feeling a pinch. Go figure.
And I feel like we, as women, suffer a lot from our love of high heels. After hours of wear, we often have to endure burning feet, blisters, cuts, and sometimes overwhelming pain. If they didn’t make our legs look so damn good or weren’t so pretty, the world would be a very different place.
But we actually don’t have to suffer any more. And we don’t have to give up on our favourite stilettos. We just need to be smarter about what we put in our handbags.
FOR HEELS THAT BURN THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET
Sometimes the shape of your shoe can mean that all of your weight is resting on the balls of your feet. Which may not seem like a big deal when you’re spending your night sitting down, but if you’re in for a night of standing, that dull pain is going to escalate. And quickly.
Pack some Footcare High Heel Comfort cushions into your bag and you’ll be ready when your feet start burning. They’ve been designed to lift your foot upwards and redistribute your weight so that all the pressure isn’t on the balls of your feet. The shock-absorbing insoles also help to cushion your feet for added comfort.
FOR HEELS THAT ARE BRAND NEW
Well, you are certainly a brave woman for choosing to wear in your brand spankin’ new heels on a long night out. The chances of them pinching your toes and rubbing against your Achilles is high, and that means that blood and blisters are a certainty.
So there are two ways you can tackle this:
1) Using Blistop™ to prevent the blisters. The nifty spray creates a water-resistant layer of film on your skin that protects your skin from friction blisters; or
2) Taking COMPEED® Blister Patches with you. The patches will not only help relieve the burning pain of your shoe cutting into you, but it will stop any developing blisters in their tracks.
FOR HEELS THAT ALWAYS RUB
Some heels can just never be worn in – no matter how often you wear them or how many times you try stuffing them with thick socks. And if you really feel like you can’t give them up just yet, then you’ll want to invest in some Hollywood Fashion Secrets Secret Gel Soothing Spots. The mini gel cushions can be placed on those problem areas in your shoe to help relieve the discomfort caused by rubbing.
AND IF ALL ELSE FAILS…
Have a pair of Scholl Party Feet Foldable Ballet Flats handy… because no one looks good walking around barefoot.
Have you suffered from wearing high heels? How do you make them feel more comfortable?