Most of us want to look good, pulled together and sophisticated when we step into a pair of high heels. There is something about a pair of heels that make us feel sexy and good about ourselves, but our toes can also feel good and comfy. Here are 5 ways to pamper your feet and legs, and make your high heels your most comfortable pair of shoes.
Moleskin is one of the best kept secrets for preventing blisters. This silky, super soft adhesive can be cut and applied anywhere you normally endure blisters. Blister-prone spots benefit from this cotton “skin” by keeping your shoes from rubbing against them as you walk, but does not make your shoes feel too tight. You can also line any part of your shoe with moleskin. This blister buster will become your new best friend!
Taping Your Toes
There is a nerve that splits between your third and fourth toes which can cause pain in the balls of your feet. By taping the third and fourth toes together with some surgical tape, pain can be alleviated putting less strain on the nerve. It might feel awkward at first, but your feet will thank you.
Sock stuffing isn’t just for bra and underwear companies anymore. It is great for stretching shoes, too! You found a to die for pair of heels, but they were only available in a size too small, you could benefit from stretching your shoes. A cheap way to do this is by the sock stuffing method. Pack your shoes fully and tightly with socks, and leave in over night. You can also hit the shoes with a blow dryer for quicker results, but do so with caution. Be careful to move the blow dryer all over continuously in order to prevent heat damage to the shoe.
It is crucial to take special care of the balls of your feet, as they suffer the most abuse in heels. Using ball and toe inserts can be essential to keeping your feet comfy. Ball and toe inserts won’t make your shoes tighter like a full insert does, so added ball support won’t make your shoes too small and tight. Toe inserts are inexpensive, effective and will make a huge difference to your tattered toes.
Anti-slip Heel Inserts
If you have especially narrow feet or your shoes are slightly too big, you may be having trouble with heel slipping. Heel slips are not only annoying, but can cause painful and bloody blisters. Anti-slip heel inserts will save your life! These clever adhesive strips will keep the heel of your shoe in place, eliminating the painful heel slips.