If you really want to look elegant and be the center of attention at an event, nothing can beat a pair of high heels. If you are short, you will look taller in high heels. Also, you will look slimmer with longer legs if you wear a pair of stilettos with your favorite outfit. However, despite the beautiful appearance of a high heel, women often complain of foot pain and discomfort when wearing them for a long time or regularly. Studies reveal that painful feet are the result of stilettos, pointy-toe shoes, and narrow heels. While podiatrists stress getting away with high heels, today’s fashion-conscious women find it hard to let go of pointed-toe footwear. That is why; you need to plan ahead to make your high heels work for you.
Let’s see how you can make high heels comfortable.
Go for the correct size
When you buy shoes, the most important thing is that they fit you right from the moment you buy them. Yes, you have to wear shoes of different sizes to finally choose the right size for a perfect fit. Podiatrists know that our feet can grow as we get older. Also, pregnant women tend to have longer or wider feet. That’s why it’s so important to have the right size for a comfortable fit.
Prefer round toes
Round toe shoes prevent joint pain, crushed toes, and even bunions by not allowing your feet to pull on your big toe. Round fingers keep fingers flat and spread naturally.
Don’t buy too high
Podiatrists warn women not to buy too many pointy heels to avoid pain and discomfort. You should avoid heels that are three or four inches high, as they put excessive pressure on the ball and bones in the forefoot.
adapt your width
Sometimes we find it difficult to get shoes that fit perfectly. The reason is that most shoe manufacturers design medium width standard shoes. If you have wide feet, you will definitely feel uncomfortable in these medium width shoes. Therefore, the shoemaker must have a ready strategy to stretch the shoes to widen the toe box for a comfortable fit.
You will notice that many fashion shoes on the market have less than adequate cushioning, leading to foot pain after prolonged use. If the proper pads are not placed right under the ball of the foot, you will feel pain after repeated use, as the ball of the foot will have to take excessive pressure without enough cushioning.