Ease the pain: Tips for wearing high heels all-day

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Are you one of those ladies who love wearing high heels but experience fatigue over the long term?

If so, you’re like most women. Lucky for you, we’ve got some tips to ease the pain but keep in mind that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem.

Below are a few of our favorites.

Opt for heels with padding

When looking for heels, always opt for a pair with some padding.

This will help to ease the fatigue you feel in your feet by providing extra comfort. A good pair of padded heels can make all the difference in the world when it comes to being able to wear them all day long.

Choose the right heel height

If you’re someone who experiences fatigue when wearing heels for an extended period, it’s important to choose a heel height that’s more forgiving.

A lower heel height—around one to two inches—will distribute the pressure more evenly across your foot, instead of concentrating it on the ball of your foot. Platforms or kitten heels instead of stilettos are better options.

Another thing to keep in mind is the width of the toe box. A wider toe box will give your toes more wiggle room, which can be helpful if you’re experiencing pain.

Give your feet regular massages
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You might also want to give your feet regular massages. This will help increase blood circulation and keep them relaxed.

Ask your masseur to concentrate on the pressure points in your arches—this is where most of the tension tends to accumulate. If you prefer to DIY, you can also just use your fingers to press or a tool to rub the areas in question. Use a massage oil or lotion to reduce friction.

Consider using insoles or gel pads

When it comes to dealing with discomfort caused by wearing high heels all day, there’s nothing like extra cushioning. Adding a layer of cushioning can provide your ankles and feet with added support and reduce any pain you may be feeling.

One option is shoe pads, which are especially great if you’re wearing pumps or stilettos. Another alternative that works just as well is foam insoles. Foam will not only provide cushioning but also pressure relief and support long walks in those stylishly high heels. You can even use them in combination with other types of inserts to customize your comfort level.

Have a pair of flats or trainers on hand

It’s a great idea to have a pair of flats or trainers on hand for when you need a break from your heels. You can always leave them at the office or in your car.

After a couple of hours in your heels, take a break and slip into something more comfortable. You can increase the length of time you’re able to stand or walk in heels if you rotate between two pairs.

Listen to your body when wearing high heels. If you start to experience pain, give your feet a rest. And, be sure to get a check-up if you have any pressing concerns. Here are a few takeaways you can do to ease the pain and make wearing high heels more comfortable: first, choose the right shoes. Look for shoes with a lower heel and a wide toe box. Second, take breaks often and elevate your feet when you can. Third, stretch your feet and legs before and after wearing high heels. And finally, don’t forget to give your feet some TLC. Massage them, soak them in a warm bath, and moisturize them often.

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