Living the high life
Of course, we all love a pair of heels. But as fun, feminine and fashionable living the high life is, there are a few things to consider if we want our feet to stay comfortable and healthy. Elastoplast has the best tips – from shopping to wearing – and some clever solutions for Manolo-addicts.
Survival tips for high heel fans
It‘s a good idea to buy a size too big. You should allow room for a little swelling of the feet. Ideally, buy your heels in the afternoon when your feet have expanded a bit.
To protect your heels from friction, especially in pointed high heels, apply Blisterplaster Large to your heels. This will take pressure off the affected areas. Adding padding at the ball of your foot will also reduce discomfort when walking.
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Wobbly steps are not very elegant, and will also put you at risk of ankle injuries.
In heels, much of your weight rests on the balls of your feet, which means that walking requires a whole different technique and motion than you would use while wearing flats. Aim for a heel and ball-toe motion: with the heel and ball hitting the ground at the same time.
Rotate your high heels. Don’t wear the same pair again and again, especially if they put pressure on one specific area of your foot. This will keep corns at bay.
Good fun and good
for your feet:
Choose open-toe high heels (called 'peeptoes') every now and then – your feet won’t be 'locked in' as much.
Try to reduce the time you spend wearing high heels by taking a change of shoes to your car or public transport, then changing them at the event where you want to show up wearing high heels. And remember: when your feet hurt, your whole body hurts.