Wear heels without pain is possible. At one point or the other, most ladies have hobbled in heels after a long day in the office or night out. it’s a mixture of bitter sweet experience because while you are in those heels and getting compliments from people and colleagues, your legs could be in pains or prison waiting for freedom.
Ladies, you can wear heels without pain you know? Heels are most ladies delight as it adds charisma, height and gives a lady this model-like pose and confidence.
Women who love this type of shoes wouldn’t deny the fact that even though it adds beauty and elegance to their appearance, sometimes they put on these shoes in pains and will surely do anything to wear heels without pain.
For a long time, I have always pondered on why women love shoes so very much. I don’t know the connection that binds us to shoes. Some time this year, I visited a friend at her home and while dressing up her soon to be 4-year-old daughter for an eatery we planned having lunch in, the little girl refused to go on flats but opted for her tiny two inches heels for kids.
We failed woefully in trying to convince her and make her understand that she didn’t need to go in heels because it was a close by eatery but she kept insisting on going in those heels and when we realized we were terrible ”convincers”, we had no option than to let ”our young madam’’ be, after all we are in a democratic setting, right?
While all that was going on, a thought came to me and it was a question asking me what really is the connection between women and shoes? Why do women love it so much? I pondered! No matter the quantity of shoes a lady has in her rack, it’s never enough for her not to want more at the slightest opportunity.
Maybe its natural, maybe it’s a feeling that we grow to develop in us, but here is an almost 4-year-old girl who at this tender age has already started manifesting her love for it.
As for heels, I have been and also seen situations where ladies who wore heels found it difficult to walk. Some where on their way to the offices, churches, weddings and other social engagements that required them to go in heels. You see them walking slower than their normal pace or holding on to their partner’s shoulder to reduce their pace.
I have also been there once or twice or even thrice and this all happened when I got a new set and had worn it to a particular function. Sometimes on getting home, I discovered discolourations at the back of my lower legs or even got bunions and calluses.
But something funny to note is that, if another opportunity presented itself that would require my dressing to go in those same heels, I would without thinking twice still go in them and the circle continues in that order irrespective of the pains.
Unfortunately, many women are in this same situation and have also refused to give up on this, i call them die-hard heels fans. A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed some 42% of women admitted they’d wear a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort; 73% admitted already having a shoe-related foot issue.
Tips to wear heels without pain.
Ladies, it’s very possible to wear heels without pain and the tips below can help you walk comfortably and elegantly in those beautiful shoes.
- Make sure you’re wearing the right size shoe
First and foremost, every lady must know her right shoe size because this is the very FIRST step to wear heels without pain. Going in shoes not your size will definitely cause some discomfort and pain. I am a size 40 (Euro size), 7 (UK & Australia), or a 9.5-10 (USA).
Anything below this definitely won’t be right and will cause some discomforts for me. Everyone has a size which is subject to change especially when pregnant and after having kids. Point I am trying to make here is, at any point in time you should know your size.
Your foot size changes over the years, even as much as one full size, especially after having kids. Have your feet measured when you’re buying shoes, for width and for length as well. A lot of people think they’re a wide or vise versa and they’re not, so definitely do that before you shop.
- You must know the type of foot you’v got.
While the foot of some ladies are flat, others have high-arch foot. Yes, they aren’t same thing. We have specialists in this area if you are finding it difficult to know your foot type.
A Podiatrist is best to be consulted if having difficulty. But in the event of doing it yourself, try this simple method;
- Wet your foot and step onto a piece of construction paper.
- When you make an impression, it will show you how much your foot is flattening or how high of an arch you have.
- Better stability is achieved with thicker heels.
From my personal experience, even though i have greater love for thinner heels, i can’t deny the simple fact that whenever i go with thicker heels like in a Wedge, i walk with more confidence and stability and force.
Also, I have a friend who told me she loves the four heels pumps and can never go for a higher one because she knows anything more than that will result to pains for her legs and she hates that.
Accordingly, her movement is also more aligned in the thicker four heels pumps than in 6 inches.
- Let your thigh lead you
You can also wear your heels without pain by trying to walk with your thighs leading you. This can be achieved by moving your entire legs at once. It’s true that most of us walk with our feet leading us and this could be difficult for some but with practice you can achieve this. The essence of this is that, less pressure is put on the ball of your foot.
- Never walk in shoes with lost or damaged heels caps.
When your shoe is bad and beyond replacement, don’t ever try to move in them or to manage them for an occasion. If the heel caps need replacement, kindly take it to a cobbler to find replacement for it. You’d walk unrythmically if heels become shorter. Shoe maintenance therefore is a good way of avoiding some pains that may occur with heels.
- Heels should have enough cushion/Pads.
There are some heels that come with inner pads to give comfort to the legs.
But in a situation where the one you wanna go in has no cushion, the right thing to do in this situation is to get gel pads and insert cushion in them.
If you can’t find one in your locality, you can improvise with foam or cotton wool in other to get rid of that ball sting.
Also, if you have anything to add based on your personal experience on how to wear heels without pain, i’d love to read in the comment section on how you went about it.