5 essential tips to protect your feet when wearing High Heels

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We know there are certain circumstances in which you are almost required to wear high heels especially when there are many compelling reasons to wear them. Also if you take good care to walk properly in high heels many problems could be avoided. Even after all these, there may be some issues cropping up due to high heels.

Here are a few suggestions, to protect your feet from the negative effects of wearing high heels.

1      Get the best-fitting high heel possible.

While this may look as ‘understood’, stop and think: How many pairs of high heels cause your feet to slide to the front, leaving a gap behind your heel? High heels that don’t fit properly cause the front of the foot to fly forward, creating more pressure — and pain — on toes. Look for heels with a snug but not tight fit to correct the problem. So proper fitting is important.

Also read: 9 quick tips for buying footwear which are good to your feet

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2      Have enough cushion in the inner sole.

If you have pain in the ball of the foot — or you will be standing in your heels a long time — invest in silicone metatarsal pads. They do a great job of shock absorption.

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3      Wear a thicker heel for stability.

A thicker heel will give you better balance and may help relieve some pressure by distributing the weight on your foot more evenly. Wearing footwear of different heel heights alternatively can also help reduce problems with the Achilles tendon. If you wish to wear high heels regularly, you would be doing a great favour to your feet by finding out your ideal heel height.

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4      Pay attention to the “slope” or “pitch” of the heel

While some ultra high heels will give you a straight drop down to the flatbed portion of the shoe, others will be a more gradual slope. This may be easier on the arch, and might help relieve some pain in the ball of the foot.

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5      Wear open-toe high heels so as to relieve pressure on corns and calluses. 

Consult a professional, a podiatrist in this case, to have corns and calluses professionally removed and correct the problem that is causing them. But if that is not possible, opt for open-toe shoes to take pressure off strained areas.

Also read: Brief guide to choose ‘foot-friendly’ high heels

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