Fashion101 How to wear high heels without pain

Many of us have throughout the years adopted a 'grin and bear it' attitude, choosing our love for stylish shoes over our desire to be comfortable.

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Many of us have throughout the years adopted a 'grin and bear it' attitude, choosing our love for stylish shoes over our desire to be comfortable.

It’s a trait we aren’t necessarily proud of, and one that regularly has the men in our lives raising their eyebrows in disbelief.

Here are 5 ways to avoid pain when wearing heels

1. Wear proper fitting heels - The number one mistake women make is probably buying a smaller size of shoe, just because they are fascinated by the style, cut or colour or even feel they can would fit into it after weight loss.

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Your foot size changes over the years, even as much as one full size, especially after having kids.

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2. Wear thicker heels for stability - Wearing a thicker heel will help by distributing the weight on the foot more evenly.

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3. Wear open toed stilettos - Open toed shoes will help take the pressure off the inflamed area of the feet

 

4. Avoid thin soles, opting instead for a platform - Thin soles will almost always give you pain on the bottom of your foot. You want a thicker sole or a little bit of a platform, which will offset some of the pressure when you’re walking.

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A rubbery kind of material will absorb that pressure.

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5. Always have Sandals, or slippers in your bag - Kick your shoes off throughout the day and stretch your ankles and toes,  have sandals, flats or slippers in your bag as alternative always.


 

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