Come on, we’ve all envied those women who can wear the highest stilettos all day without complaining.
Is it really possible to wear heels without pain? Apparently, the answer is yes.
If you’re one of those who can’t wear heels for more than a few minutes without wincing, Kaser Nazir from The London Foot Clinic has some advice for you.
Wear a thicker heel
Stiletto heels become unstable on uneven surfaces and can cause ankle injuries.
The wider the heel, the better.
Don’t walk to work in your heels
Wearing heels for long periods of time can put unwanted pressure on the bones in the front of your feet.
Pack an extra pair of flat shoes to limit the amount of time you are walking in heels.
Stretch your calf muscles
Switching from heels to flats can cause your calf muscles to tighten.
Regular stretching can help to prevent this.
Invest in gel foot pads
Wear them on the balls of your feet to prevent them from slipping forward and causing pain.
It also helps to wear shoes that are wide enough to fit your feet.
Platforms are far easier to walk in and won’t distort the shape of your feet as much.
Don’t wear heels that are too high
A two-inch heel can actually help to improve your posture, but anything higher isn’t good for you.
The older you get, the lower your heels should go too.
Don’t wear them for more than 2-3 hours
If you can, only walk in your heels for five minutes at a time, taking regular breaks in-between.
If in doubt, consult a doctor
If your feet develop any abnormalities, it’s probably a sign that you have been wearing heels for too long.
Go to your doctor before any irreversible damage is done.