High heels enhance your style quotient, there is no doubt about it. High heels can boost your career growth as well. However if you end up standing for the whole day, you may need to choose your high heels a bit carefully. Here we are discussing some of the types of high heels you may wear on such occasions. This may help to prevent foot pain as well.
1 Prefer chunky (thicker) heel
2 Go for platform heels
Platform heels reduce the height differential between your heel and ball of the foot. So you would be standing tall and at the same time your feet would feel like wearing a medium heel shoes. However if the platform itself too high, the shoes would be less stable. 1″ platform is ideal for 4″ high heels. So effectively your feet would feel like wearing a 3″ heel and getting the elegance of 4″ high heel!
3 Avoid stilettos
Stilettos are unstable if you stand for most of the time. They may exert a lot of lateral pressure on your foot while standing. This can cause ankle pain and in general foot pain. Stilettos are most suitable if you are sitting for most of the time and occasionally walking and standing.
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4 Choose wedge heels
Wedge heels are much more stable. However they are less flexible. If you choose slip-on type of wedge heels you would be able to give free movement to your feet even though wedge high heels themselves are not so flexible.
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5 Prefer medium heel
Medium heels would provide more comfort to your feet. If you stand for the whole day and that too everyday, you should choose only medium heels or lesser. It is better to measure your natural heel height and stay within that limit.
Also read: How to measure your ‘natural’ heel height
6 Go for open-toe high heel sandals
If weather allows you can go for open type high heel sandals. When you stand for long duration, your feet and especially the toes may sweat more than normal. Open-toe heels provide natural breathing space for your toes.
7 Choose slip on heels
As mentioned above, the toe area of your feet may sweat more than normal when standing for extended time period. If you are wearing slip-on heels you would be able to take the heels off your foot easily whenever you want. After taking the shoe off you can wiggle your toes and do some twists and turns. This will help relieve stress on your foot and let off some sweat as well.
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8 Avoid ultra high heels
Ultra high heels which are taller than your natural heel height may cause foot pain for you when standing for longer duration. This can be true even if the shoes are having thicker heels. Narrow heels, as in the case of stilettos, would definitely be causing much higher amount of stress for your feet if they are ultra high heels.
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