‘I have never met a pair of shoes I did not like!’ – Many women would agree, wouldn’t they? Shoes occupy a pivotal position in the closet and in our lives. Be it the simplest of the sarees or the plainest Jane look, shoes hold the secret ingredient to uplift the attire and our mood to resonating heights.
You all will vouch for this – All set for the much-awaited occasion tonight. The fishtail gown in check, the accessories, the clutch, the makeup in check and when I pull out my favorite stilettos, I get this numb feeling.
Gosh! These are going to hurt after a while. But still my heart yearns to wear them because I know they look so really great on me.
Well, it’s enough! Not anymore! Don’t allow yourself to undergo this gruesome ache anymore. This blog is a dedicated to ALL YOUR PRETTY LADIES who battle out the pain and look their very best. You don’t need to anymore; because we just opened up the Pandora box of secrets that make the high heels look not only awesome but feel pain-free too.
Trick # 1: Hamstring Workout:
Walking in those heels is going to be a difficult task for your leg muscles especially your hamstrings. So a good prepping up tip would be to stretch them out for ten minutes or so, you just geared them up for the strenuously hard night they would be in for.
Trick # 2: Lukewarm water dip:
Either the night before or a couple of hours before the event, soak your feet in lukewarm water. This relaxes the feet of any preexisting stress or tension.
Trick # 3: Say no to super thin heels:
While we would love to stride along all evening in skinny slim stilettoes, the truth is they get uncomfortable after a while. What would probably get us going are some gorgeous block heels. These look equally nice and chic. Here are some that can get your eyes rolling.
Trick # 4: Quickie with Toe Tapping:
This quickie is highly effective. All you need to do is tape the third and fourth toe of your foot with any regular tape. This will numb your feet and take the pressure off the balls of your feet. Try it, it surely works!
Trick # 5: Shop with swollen feet:
Whenever you go shoe shopping ensure that you have walked for a couple of hours before you walk into the shoe shop. This will ensure that you make your best purchase when your feet are at their worst (swollen and bigger than usual). So on the marathon day, your heels will not suddenly feel short.
Trick # 6: Deodorant Spray:
Remember that you spray some deodorant on your feet. This absorbs up the moisture and avoids excessive sweating. The extra friction also keeps blisters at bay. Don’t worry about putting Band-Aids on anymore; bask in the glory of the heels in your lovely looking feet!
Trick # 7: Good investment:
Rather than opting for ten cheap pairs, choose five medium priced ones. Cheap discounted shoes may be delightful to look at, but they start hurting every quickly. Don’t go and spend a bomb, but be wise of the investment you make.
Trick # 8: Insoles are your best friends:
These are a must-have in all your heels. While I know, none of us pay much heed to that. But it’s time we get serious because they also aid in avoiding long-term damage to our feet.
Trick # 9: Sandpaper Hack/Rubber Soles:
One of the biggest threats of high heels is that there is a constant worry that we may trip and lose our balance. This can be dangerous and can cause damage to the heel or ankle. The trick to avoiding this mishap is to rub sandpaper on the bottom of the heels. You could also ask the local cobbler to put rubber soles on the bottom of the shoes so that the grip is strong and you can hold your feet firmly to the ground.
Trick # 10: Closed Toe Version:
While this fact may not be true to all of us. But for most ladies, closed toe pumps/boots work well in terms of comfort rather than the peep-toed heels. The additional support to the front of the toe helps to ease out pressure and pain. But ensure that you choose the heels of the perfect size else you may land up with swollen painful feet crushed in closed toe shoe. Have a look and decide if any of these fit the bill for you!
I adore my heels and I am sure you adore them too. Love your feet by implementing this simple DIYs and they are sure to love you back by allowing you to walk stylishly in some of the most breathtakingly fashionable shoes.
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