Heels Without Pain?

I’ve heard countless women say that they can’t wear heels.  They’re too uncomfortable or they hurt just 10 mins into their wear.  I myself take the Carrie Bradshaw approach and wear them even if they pinch my toes.  I mean as the saying goes.  ” I can’t concentrate in flats”.  Ha!  So what if there were simple at home tricks that you could do, at no cost, to help ease the pain of wearing heels?  Would you give them a try again?  One of the reasons that your feet hurt is because your Achilles tendon is shortened.  This causes weakness or tendonitis.  It can lead to even bigger issues like fractures and sprains.  So what can we do?  We can’t sit the rest of our lives.  Stretch those calves.  That’s right.  Something as basic as stretching our legs can help alleviate pain while wearing heels.  One of the best stretches to do is to take a towel, wrap the bottom of your foot, and pull your toes towards you.  Do this regularly and especially before and after wearing heels.

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Another at home trick that helps is so simple you’ll say to yourself “Why didn’t I think of this”.  Run your feet under cold water and then, while still damp, put lotion on them.  This works because it creates a barrier.  The lotion seals in the moisture and lubricates against sore spots.  I’m definitely going to do this next time I feel like I can’t take another minute in my heels.  Make sure you don’t put your feet in the shoe wet, but damp.

I’d love to hear if these tricks elevated your look.  If you’re feeling like you might want to give heels another go, here’s some drool worthy options.

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Chinese Laundry by Kristin Cavallari Copertina

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Madeline Breathe Easy

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Octavia Heel

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Sam Edelman Ciara Pump

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Seychelles Drum Kit



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