Heels are essential to most if not all wardrobes, but there’s nothing worse than putting together an amazing outfit for a night out, only to be sidelined an hour in because your feet are throbbing in pain. Wearing high heels that kill your toes, heels, ankles and the balls of your feet instantly rob you of your happiness — and kinda take away from an otherwise cute outfit. This really sucks but the tips below will guide you on how to wear your heels comfortably.
Ensure you’re wearing the right size shoe
The No. 1 mistake women likely make is not having the right shoe size for their foot. Your foot size changes over the years. Have your feet sized once a year, and do it if you’ve never had it done. Have your feet measured when you’re buying shoes, for width and for length as well.
The thicker the heel, the better
Avoid thin heels or stilettos. They cause your foot to wobble around. Sometimes, the dress is just going to call for a stiletto, as long as it’s something that’s occasional. If you’re wearing stilettos every day, you might want to consider a chunkier heel style and change it up a bit.
Try a shoe with more coverage at the top
The more coverage you have on the top of your foot, the better. Sometimes high-heeled boots are actually something you can wear all day and they don’t bother your feet as much. If you’re prone to blisters and friction, you might want to try that style, something that covers more of the top of your foot.
Stretch your feet when you remove your heels
The stretches that you will want to do are the stretches that will target the front of the foot and ankle, like pointing your toes down and pulling your toes up with a strap to get the Achilles’ tendon and the calf muscles. And then side to side to get to the instep and the outside of the foot.
You should never wear your heels for the whole day. Intermittently remove your shoes and stretch your ankles and toes