5 Ways to make heels more comfy
Like it or not, heels aren’t going anywhere. And they’re only going to get higher and probably more painful.
With that said, it’s amazing the pain us girls go through and the recovery needed after a night in those shoes that probably cost more than your rent.
But why go through the torture?
Well not only do heels elongate your legs but they make your calves look amazing and there’s just something so empowering about strutting down the street and hearing your heels hit the ground.
So since us girls aren’t going to be ditching high heels anytime soon, why not make them more bearable? Better yet, more comfortable.
Pick a shape that offers optimal comfort
It’s simply amazing how much a style of a shoe can really make a difference in comfort. For example, platforms, they cut down the distance your heels are elevated above the balls of your feet. That means they’re not as taxing on your arch, which is especially good when you’re towering on at least three inches.
Try shopping for heels in the evening or afternoon
Consider going a half size up in when shopping for heels and also try shopping for your pumps at the end of the day when your feet are more likely to be swollen from activity. A little wiggle room can actually mean much more comfort than you think.
Take regular breaks
Rule of thumb should be, don’t wear heels more than two days in a row, with at least a day’s break in between. Your feet will thank you later down the line.
Go for heels with straps or ties
This helps solve the issue of your feet slipping out of the shoes whenever they leave the ground. To avoid this, opt for heels with ties, straps or buckles. They hold your legs in place.
Change your walking style and posture
Remember that you’re not in sneakers and that posture is key when adding flow to your stride.
The correct way to walk in high heels is keeping your head and spine straight, just imagine yourself being pulled by a string if that helps. As you walk, use those hips! Shift and lift your legs to the centre with each and every step you take. Your pace should be light and flowy.
Also, since wearing your heels means your feet no longer form a 90-degree angle with your ankles, changing your gait will help you readjust your body’s centre of gravity and help find your balance. You still won’t feel like you’re walking on clouds, but this method will at least make heels feel more bearable.
Charline Carren is a blogger and an editor at Tech for Development. A trained Public Relations and communication specialist.
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