Since spring tends to be the season with a lot of formal events (it is prom and wedding season, after all), it means getting all fancy with a nice dress and a pair of heels. If you have your heart set on a certain pair of shoes but dread making it through the day/night in them, don’t fret. You don’t have to undergo corrective surgery to be more comfortable in your favorite pumps; there are actually lots of easy ways to make heels more comfortable! Check out these little tricks after the cut.
Did you know that using deodorant on your feet can prevent blisters? Apply some to your Achilles heel and anywhere else you’re prone to get blisters.
If you have a pair of heels that you love but they’re always a little too tight in just one area, place a bag of water in your shoes and place them in the freezer. As the water freezes, it will expand and stretch your heels out a little. Hey, it’s weird… but it works!
Use inserts! Hey, no one is going to see them anyways, and it can make a world of difference, especially on the ball of your foot. I use the Dr. Scholl’s For Her Ball of Foot cushions… they’re great and less than $10!
Try and opt for a round-toe pump. I tend to go for a round-toed pump instead of a pointy pump, simply because they’re more comfortable (they don’t bunch all of your toes up) and I think it looks better. Which one do you prefer?
If you have a big event coming up and you plan on wearing heels, give your feet a break for a few days before and after the event. After a day of wearing heels, my feet tend to feel pretty sore for a few days afterwards. If you wear heels pretty frequently, give your feet a break every now and then and your feet probably won’t be as sore.
Check out the original source for more great tips on how to survive a day/night of heel-wearing! [via SHEfinds]
Also, especially if you’re planning on dancing the night away, I recommend stashing a pair of flats in your purse just in case. I did that for my friend’s wedding last November and I am so glad I did. My feet starting hurting a bit, and I was so glad that I was able to dance it up with my friend on her wedding day without worrying about hurting my feet or falling down. And it was quite the Talking Heads dance party.
How do you survive wearing high heels for an extended amount of time, Lovelies? Have you tried any of these tips?