There’s no denying the fact that heels can make you look taller, leaner, and sexier. But unfortunately, there’s also no denying the fact that they’re often really uncomfortable. The solution? Savoir Flair turned to the experts for tips on how to make your killer heels more comfortable. Here, the skilled specialists at The Cobbler and Sole Lounge by Margaret Dabbs of Level Shoes share ten easy but effective tips that you can follow to dance the night away in your favorite pair.
Buy the correct size.
It sounds obvious, yet it’s still the reason behind most cases of painful heels.
Consider height distribution.
When the heel is higher than seven centimeters, the shoe must have a platform.
Add an insole.
If you decide to go for high-heeled shoes and find yourself experiencing pain at the toe cap, you can add memory foam under the insole to make it more comfortable. Placing it there will ensure it doesn’t affect the design of the shoe.
Keep an eye on your heel tips.
Make sure to change your heel tips on a regular basis as worn-out tips can affect the balance of your shoes, making them uncomfortable.
Stretch them out.
If your shoes are too snug, try using ‘Shoe-Eze’ by Saphir, a leather softener that can be applied externally and internally and helps to expand your shoes. For a quicker solution, take them to an expert cobbler for stretching. Click here for the best cobblers in Dubai.
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Having a custom-made orthotic inside the shoe ensures your foot is supported properly and helps to reduce deformities. If you suffer from heel pain and plantar fasciitis, this can be alleviated with the fitting of bespoke orthotics or insoles.
Buy shoes at the right time.
Feet naturally stretch as the day goes by, so shoes you’ve bought in the morning will feel less and less comfortable as the day progresses. As a general rule, never buy shoes in the morning.
Pick the right shoe shape.
The shape of the shoe matters and should be chosen with the shape of your foot in mind. For instance, if you suffer from bunions, you should opt for wide-fit shoes.
Get a pedicure.
Reduce callus build-up on heels with a professional pedicure and use intensive foot-treatment oils and lotions to help reduce inflammation and joint pain, hydrate the skin, and reduce further callus build-up.
Care for your feet at home.
Apply foot oil followed by a foot lotion daily. This will help reduce inflammation associated with heel pain and discomfort. It will also lightly exfoliate and hydrate the five superficial layers of the skin by giving it a silky-smooth finish, thereby creating a natural and comfortable feeling inside the shoe.
The Cobbler and Sole Lounge by Margaret Dabbs are located in Level Shoes, The Dubai Mall.