By Meenu Bahuguna Last Updated:
It would probably be very difficult to find a woman who does not like high heels. We not just love, but also wish to have tonnes of pairs of those 'sexy-sins' in our wardrobe. But, there is one thing that always comes in between a woman and her precious pair of heels. Yes, it is the 'pain' that heels bring in with them.
Are you also the one who keeps herself away from these temptations just because of the above reason? Well, in that case, your wait is over! There are certain things about high heels that all women must know while buying these indulgences. Adding to this, there are also some clever and smart ways to wear them without feeling pain.
So, here is everything you must know about buying and wearing heels minus that pain.
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The logic is simple– if it hurts, it is not right. One of the biggest mistakes that women make is to buy the wrong size. Small sized shoes squeeze your nerves and muscles, leading to excessive pain. On the other hand, shoe larger than your feet does not provide your leg with the right kind of support, and hence you feel the pain. So, when you go for shoe shopping, it is important to buy the right size. This one step alone can reduce the discomfort up to a large extent. Also, do not always believe the shopkeeper, when he says, "Madam ji baad mai khul jaayega." Always go for a pair that fits well and doesn't squeeze your toes.
Your foot has a specific arch type, which you need to keep in mind while buying any shoes, and especially the high heels. Depending on the type of your feet, you could either have a high arch, a normal arch, or a flat foot. The heels you buy should suit the arch of your feet, else they will be very painful for you. For instance, if you are flat footed, you need to use shoe inserts suitable for your feet. So, in addition to considering the look of the shoe, also pay attention to how comfortable it feels when you wear it and walk around.
The quality of the heels is directly related to the level of comfort you would feel when you wear them. The factors like design, material, shape, etc., are some of the important things to be taken into consideration while buying the heels. So next time, be informed and do not take a chance with the quality, else you mind end up with sore feet due to your negligence.
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If you need to wear heels for whole day, it would then be necessary to give your feet some relief occasionally. "Women do love their high heels, but if you wear them all the time, significant foot pain and other problems can ensue, either as a direct result of the heels or exacerbated by them," says Morris Morin, DPM, director of podiatric medicine at the Hackensack University Medical Center. Hence, it would be a great idea to kick off the shoes once in every couple of hours, to give your feet a massage. The muscles under your toes, the pads of your feet, and the area under the heels need special attention. Knead the muscles to remove the tension in them. A five minute massage will prepare you for another couple of hours of walking around in your favourite high heels.
High heels change the neuromechanism of your body, i.e., the interaction of your nervous system with mechanical activity of the body. Continuously walking or standing in heels for a long period of time will make your knees, thighs, and back suffer from permanent pain. So, when you wear heels, avoid standing or walking for too long. Seat yourself frequently to take the pressure off your knees.
High heeled shoes that have thin soles do not provide adequate cushioning and support to your feet. As a result, they make your feet hurt more. When you buy shoes, you need to pay attention to the thickness and material used for the soles. Platform heels are better than thin-soled stilettos because of this reason.
Now no need to keep yourself away from those pair of stunning high heels because of the fear of pain. Just choose the right ones, and wear them with our smart tips to avoid pain and discomfort.