You clicked and we listened. Our “11 Ways To Make High Heels More Comfortable” post is one of our most popular articles ever. Clearly, high heels are a pain for many of us! So, of course, we had to find more solutions -because when it comes to solving girl problems, more is ALWAYS better.
Here are 10 more ways to make high heels more comfortable:
Opt For Ankle Straps
Heels with ankle straps are always going to be more comfortable because they keep your shoe in place. A shoe that moves less causes less friction, helping to prevent blisters and discomfort.
Instead of wearing your heels to and from your location, only wear them at the actual event and carry a pair of fast flats so you can slip in and out of your heels as needed. Fast flats are inexpensive and can easily be stored in a small clutch handbag -so you’ll be prepared when you want to shed your heels and be more comfortable. Dr. Scholl’s Fast Flats, $5.95.
Stay Below 3 inches
The higher the heel, the more pain you’ll have to endure. Keep your heels 3 inches or less. 1-2 inches are the most comfortable and will give you a lift without the pain of stilettos.
Avoid Pointy Toed Shoes
Pointed shoes compact your toes together leading to discomfort. If you want to avoid pain, stick with opened toed shoes. Pretty simple!
Wear A Thicker Heel
A chunky, square heel is going to give your feet much more support and balance than a skinny stiletto heel. A thicker heel helps distribute your weight more evenly, so you’re not putting more stress on your feet.
If you have corns or bunions, you need to treat and remove them. Both of these conditions can be major culprits behind high heel pain, so it’s important that you manage them. Dr. Scholl’s Corn Removers, $5
Having tight achilles tendons can contribute to high heel pain. Wearing heels regularly can tighten and shorten the achilles tendons so it’s important that you regularly stretch them to help avoid pain. Here’s a guide to achilles stretches.
Know Your True Foot Width & Size
Go to your local shoe or department store and have them properly measure your feet. Believe it or not, you may actually be wearing the wrong size of shoe! Some of us have wider or narrower feet, so it’s important that you know exactly what size and width your feet are so you can buy the right shoe size.
If you’re getting foot cramps and pain, you may be low on potassium. Take a simple supplement or eat a banana everyday to help avoid cramping when you wear heels. Now Foods Potassium Citrate 99 mg Capsules, $6
Pain Relieving Foot Cream
A soothing pain relieving foot cream can do wonders for sore, painful feet. Apply to your feet before wearing heels and it can help treat and prevent pain. MagniLife Pain Relieving Foot Cream, $16