You know what I love about heels? They give me confidence. Strutting my stuff in a pair of great heels just makes me feel on top of the world, whether I’m attending a networking event or glamming it up with my friends, I know that if I’m wearing heels my legs look longer (and thinner!) and my posture is better.
Body language is important – when you stand taller you feel powerful, so heels are my best friend for intimidating events, but regular trips to the toilet to apply band-aids and gel cushion pads is not my favorite thing. For all my girls who hate the pain of heels, here are 4 ways to wear them without feeling the pain!
Get your feet sized
When you think about getting your feet sized you might start thinking about getting your first pair of shoes for school when you were a kid, but actually, you should get your feet sized every year, as they can fluctuate and could grow up to one size larger!
The number one cause of painful feet when wearing heels is not wearing shoes that fit you properly – so make sure your heels have enough room for all your toes and your ankles don’t rub when you walk in them. Visit a podiatrist if you really struggle to find a pair of shoes that don’t hurt!
Swap to flats
Yes! You can swap your super high heels for a pair of comfortable and chic flats and know that you’ve got the same posture, body language and longer looking legs that heels give you thanks to a genius little invention that slips right inside your shoe!
The Invisible Heels can add up to 1.5 inches to your flats. Nobody will know you’re wearing them either as all you have to do is pop them into your shoes and carry on as normal! These little game-changers mean that you can strut around confidently and comfortably in your flats all night and nobody will know your secret!
Stay away from thin heels and thin soles
Sometimes we fall in love with a pair of shoes that aren’t really made with comfort in mind. Thin, flimsy soles and thin heels aren’t ever going to be comfortable to walk in, no matter how pretty they are – so try to go for thick heels and soles when picking a pair of shoes.
Brands have developed items that will actually help you to wear your favorite uncomfortable shoes without pain, there are gel cushions for every area of your feet, blister plasters that are so cushioned you won’t feel that little toe pinch, the Invisible Heels inserts that are cushioned and fabulous so you can have all the benefits of heels without having to wear them and suede heel grips that will stop your shoes from rubbing against your feet and creating pain from friction.
When shopping for shoes you should shop for these essentials too, or apply them before you leave the house, keeping them in your handbag might just save you from crying in the toilets later on!
Photography Camille Valbusa.