Fashion high heels are largely designed by keeping the latest fashion trends in mind. Comfort, quality of the material etc. may be taking a back seat in many cases. So it is worthwhile to take some precautions while buying fashion high heels. Below are some of the important points you can keep in mind while choosing them.
1 Choose reasonably comfortable shoes
Normally when we see a pair of fashionable high heels, we forget about the comfort and buy those heels. But later, due to the lack of comfort we avoid wearing them, and they catch dust in the shoe rack. This is wastage of money. So give at least the minimum level of importance to comfort even when we give greater emphasis on style quotient while buying fashion high heels.
2 Check the quality of the material
Fashion high heels in general have lesser quality material than the daily wear type heels. Shoe manufacturers do this to reduce the overall cost of the shoes. We as customers also don’t bother much about the quality of the material since we are not going to wear the fashion heels everyday. However if the shoe material does not have minimum level of quality they may get damaged when we are wearing them. This may cause many unpleasant situations, especially when we are attending some event or so.
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3 Avoid heels with too many studs and stones
Fashion high heels with too many studs and stones will be giving you difficult time in cleaning and maintaining them. After some time the metallic studs will lose its shine and then we may abandon those heels. We can avoid this possibility by choosing the ones with lesser number of studs and stones.
4 Choose ‘natural heel height’ or lesser
Your ‘natural heel height’ is the maximum heel height in which you would be most comfortable. Fashion high heels would be, in general, less stable and less comfortable than the regular wear heels. So it is better to go for natural heel height or lesser to be more comfortable and more stable in those high heels.
5 Avoid very thin straps
Very thin straps tightly wrapping around your feet would be very much uncomfortable for you. Better avoid the thin straps to prevent foot pain when wearing them.
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6 Check the possibility of colour fading
Check if there is a possibility for the colour to fade away easily. You can do this check along with checking the quality of the material. If the colour is not the natural colour of the material used, it may fade away sooner than later. So better avoid buying those pair of heels in that case.
7 Avoid stiletto heel
As we all know stilettos have very thin heel. This would make the fashion high heel much more unstable. When we buy fashion heels we can opt for thicker heel or fashionable wedges. This would give you more stability and more confidence to walk in them.
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8 Walk around in the store and check the stability
As discussed above, fashion high heels are less stable and less comfortable, in general, than the regular wear heels. So before choosing the heels, walk around in the store in those high heels and ensure that you have minimum level of comfort and stability in them.
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9 Check the strength of the straps if thin straps
If there are thin straps, check the strength of them by lightly pulling them with your hands. Then, of course, you need to wear them and walk around to get the real feel of the strength when the heels are in action!
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