Please tell me how to make wearing heels hurt less.
I keep hearing this plea, over and over again…in my own head and of course, from my clients all the time.
And, if you know me, you know I am always giving and looking for answers.
So when I saw an ad for an insert to help relieve the pain of wearing heels, cause sometimes I just want to wear 2 to 3 inch heels, but without discomfort, I bought inserts made by Vivian Lou.
They shift the pitch and position of my feet without making the shoes feel tighter, which is an issue with the many cushiony inserts that never worked for me.
Give them a try if you also want relief, and take a look at the below advice Vivian Lou gave in a recent blog post. It’s so good, that I asked for permission to share their tips with you so you have some more ideas on how to make wearing heels hurt less.
A study conducted by The College of Podiatry revealed that it takes an average of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 48 seconds for high heel wearers to start feeling foot pain.
And one in five women (20%) say they start feeling pain within just 10 minutes.
High heels are beautiful, inspiring, confidence-building, outfit-making, and a must-have for any fashionable woman.
But wearing them for 10 minutes or even 1 hour before the pain sets in is just awful.
So what are women to do?
:: Strengthen and stretch feet.
One of the best ways to prevent high heel pain is to strengthen and stretch the more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles located in our feet and toes. Here are a few simple exercises to help prevent high heel pain.
:: Regularly measure feet.
According to a study conducted by the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, 88% of women routinely wear shoes that are too small.
:: Find an ideal heel height.
Some women are most comfortable in kitten heels or low wedges, while others feel right at home in 4 inch heels. But why? Dr. Emma Supple, a London podiatrist, says it’s all in the structure and flexibility of your foot. When relaxed, the foot has a natural incline. This is the position in which the foot feels most comfortable. It is also your ideal heel height according to Dr. Supple. Learn more here.
:: Soak sore feet.
After a long day in heels, a quick foot soak is a great way to soothe overworked feet. You can try a variety of soaks, including those with cayenne pepper, tonic water, or essential oils.
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