Onyx Designs - March 2020
Tips for making heels more comfortable
Invest in some high quality heels.
The quality of your heels plays a huge role in how comfortable they are. Good materials make for happier feet.
Looking for higher-quality leather and breathable materials will help prevent your feet from getting too sweaty or blistered. Lower-quality, materials make it more difficult for your feet to breathe, and they can be less flexible, meaning they can cut into your feet.
Just because it's a super high-end brand, doesn't always mean it's great materials, and paying attention to that is important.
Check the thickness of the heel.
Those skinny heels look fantastic, but skinny heels can be uncomfortable and hard to balance on.
Thicker heels provide more support. The thicker the heel, the more comfortable it will usually be, more thickness gives you more stability and better balance, which helps with overall comfort.
Tape your toes.
Taping your third and fourth toes together takes the pressure off the balls of your feet.
It might take you a while to get used to the tape, but if it helps you wear heels longer and more comfortably, it's well worth it.
Walk heel to toe - Not toe to heel.
The easiest way to look like an amateur in heels is to put your whole foot down at once as if you're wearing flats.
When wearing heels, put your heel down first, followed by your toe. This will make your walk look more natural and be more comfortable.
Use blister prevention products.
Blisters are one of the worst things about wearing uncomfortable heels.
Products made to prevent blisters can guard your feet and help your heels glide over the skin, rather than causing the friction that'll rub and tear at your skin.
While bandages can help cushion a blister after it's developed, they can also get bunched in your shoes. Plus, they don't actually make the blister go away. Instead, you might want to try using a product that prevents blisters from forming.
Wear in your heels at home.
Before venturing out on a girls night out make sure you wear in those new heels before the big night.
Spending the day walking around in your new heels with a thick pair of socks will help wear them in and prevent pain.
Get some roll up flats.
If all else fails make sure you have some roll up flats in your bag just in case your foot pain becomes unbearable.
A lot of the roll up flats available now come with a bag to carry your heels in.