For those who struggle to wear high heels with ease…this post is for you!
Let’s be real, heels can be downright painful (unless they’re Comfort Plus…I swear, those shoes are actually magic). Unfortunately, they only make them with a shorter heel, which isn’t necessarily ideal for a wedding, special event, or night out for us younger ladies (…come on Payless, I know you can make the higher heel happen!!) 😉
When I know I’m going to be wearing a higher more uncomfortable heel, there are a few things I do to make the experience as painless as possible! Take a peek. 🙂
- Bigger is better. I buy heels that are 1/2 or 1 full size bigger. I promise, your feet will be very grateful to be in shoes with a little extra wiggle room!
- Insert the inserts! To fill the extra space in your shoes, add some inserts! The balls of my feet and the back of my ankles are usually trigger spots. Gel or cushion inserts work great!
- Opt for the platform. A lot of women are scared of heels with a platform since they do add a little extra height. Don’t be! They reduce the harsh incline that your foot is subjected to in non-platformed pumps!
- Stuff ’em to stretch ’em! I have wider feet, so unless a shoe is marked W, they can be a little snug on me. I like to take a pair of fuzzy socks & stuff them into the toe of the shoe to help stretch it a bit. Depending on the material, you can hit it with a blow dryer too!
- Testing! Testing! If you plan to wear a brand new pair of shoes to an event, try wearing them a couple weeks in advance first! See how they work with your feet & what you might need to do to adjust them. If they give you the worst experience of your life & there’s no fixing them …better to know now!
- Wait before wearing! I like to wait until the last possible moment before putting my heels on for an event, because once they’re on…they do not come off. I usually pop them on as soon as I get out of the car.
- Bring back up! You know how people usually start to go barefoot at the end of a wedding or party? Yeah, not me lol. I cannot bring myself to do that. The sticky floors, the heels on other women…too much grossness & potential danger! I usually pack a slim pair of flip flips in my bag/clutch that I can resort to if my feet are DONE at the end of the night.
Those are just a few of my little tricks that usually always work! 🙂 What are some of your heel hacks!? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!