Yes! You Can Still Wear High Heels

Yes! You Can Still Wear High Heels
Patricia Yao

High heels have been a fashion staple for decades and they're here to stay. However, it's important to keep in mind that wearing high heels can have a negative impact on foot health and comfort. 

Here are some tips to help you maintain good foot health while still wearing high heels:

  1. Choose the right size: It's essential to wear shoes that fit your feet properly. Wearing shoes that are too tight can cause blisters, calluses, and other foot problems, while shoes that are too loose can lead to slipping and falling. Stop by your local comfort shoe store to be measured regularly. 

  2. Consider the heel: High heels don't have to be sky-high to make a statement. Choosing a lower heel can be more comfortable and better for your feet. A heel height of two inches or less is ideal, as it puts less pressure on the ball of your foot. Opting for a block heel instead of a stiletto will also give you more stability.

  3. Invest in quality shoes: High-quality shoes are not only more durable, but they are also better for your feet. Look for shoes with good arch support, cushioning, and a sturdy sole.

  4. Take breaks: Wearing high heels for extended periods can cause fatigue and discomfort. Taking breaks and switching to comfortable shoes or flats throughout the day can help reduce the pressure on your feet and prevent foot problems.

  5. Stretch and strengthen: Regular stretching and strengthening exercises can help keep your feet healthy and prevent injuries. Simple exercises like toe curls, calf raises, and ankle circles can help improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles in your feet and ankles.

Here are some things we don't recommend:

  1. Masking the pain: You may have seen some viral videos and posts recommending numbing sprays. This will provide instant relief to get you through the night, but you'll end up paying for it down the line. You won't realize the damage being done if you're numb to the pain.

  2. Running in heels: While it seems like a flex to be able to run in heels. It's almost never a good idea. Heels simply don't provide enough support and stability to prevent injury.

While high heels may be fashionable and fun to wear, it's essential to keep your foot health and comfort in mind. By following these tips, you can enjoy wearing high heels without sacrificing your foot health.

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