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How To Wear High Heels Without Pain

how to wear high heels without pain

How to wear high heels without pain

Recently I was at a friend’s birthday where a few of us were debating the plausibility of walking home in  heels after a night of standing around. Now  I love heels, high high heels. In fact the higher the better. I love the line they give the leg, I love how elegant they make me look…..what I’m having trouble with is how they feel. After years of taking ballet and wearing pointe shoes you’d think I could handle heels but lately anything fancier than a sneaker is causing me foot pain.

how to wear high heels without pain
These are really easy to wear with heels and you can’t see them!

I’ve spent hours at the drugstore looking through all the gel insoles, heel pads, ball of the foot pads and everything in between. Nothing seemed to work. Finally I decided to take a good long look at my feet. I try not to do that too often due to years of the aforementioned pointe shoes…. On  top of it all I have bunions that aren’t very pretty even when at their best. I do, however, take good care of my feet regularly giving myself pedicures. Dancing did one great service to my feet though, due to so much intensive training my feet are strong and flexible therefore saving me from what might be very painful surgery.

how to wear high heels without pain
These come in different sizes and are like little gel socks. They are washable and reusable.

I should add that I’m very particular about my shoes, they need to be good quality with a well balanced heel. Yes, I’ve actually spent time discussing this with my trusty shoe repair guy. After many blisters and much frustration I’ve discovered a few tricks that are making a world of difference. Basically, I stopped applying the solutions to my shoes but rather I apply them straight to my feet. So how to wear high heels without pain? It isn’t very glamorous but here goes:

My lifesaver!
My lifesaver!

(All of these products can be purchased at a drugstore or any store specializing in dance.) Often, when I’m wearing heels the pressure on the balls of my feet is too much to handle and I get a horrible burning sensation if I walk in them for too long. Well problem solved, I just take a piece of Gel Moleskin and stick it to the bottom of my foot completely eliminating the friction!

The pressure on my bunions can also be debilitating but now that I’ve found some gel covers they have eliminated the pain (the moleskin also works well for this).

After a big run I find my toes can be kind of sensitive but now I use gel ‘toe socks’ (just slip them over the problem toe) and they covers any irritations perfectly!

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So for all of you out there who can run around on cobblestones in stilettos with no problems, hats off to you but look out because the rest of us might just be hot on your heels!

How do you manage foot pain when wearing heels?

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  1. Ooh this is a great post! I have issues with wearing heels these days myself! Thanks for sharing this! 😉


  2. I’m a shoe lover, high heels are my best friends since I’m only 4’11. Just like you I wear insoles in my shoes, not every pair of heels is comfortable…Btw, love your shoes!

  3. borsadimarypoppins

    very very nice my dear!!

  4. Melissa & Megan @goldonblack

    Best post ever. My feet are going to love you! Can’t wait to try some of these!

    1. And that is the best comment ever, thanks!!! I’m totally going to want a report on it if you try some of the tips.

  5. fantastic blog:) have a nice weekend:)

    1. Thank You!

  6. I’m obsessed with your snakskin shoes!

    1. Ha! Thanks, I really love them too.

  7. This is so cool, all these things are really important and useful, unfortunately I have not seen these in stores

  8. Great shoes! I hear you re: bunions. I had surgery roughly 20 years ago, and am happy to report my feet remain straight to this day. (Had a great doctor who really knew what she was doing!) Thanks for the tip about the moleskins.

    1. I am so afraid of having that surgery so for now I actually spend time working out my feet!

  9. I love this! Those are great ideas! I have to try some of this because I work in my 4-5 inch heels all day and my feet get sore!

  10. Beautiful shoes!

    1. Thanks so much!

  11. amusemeant for fashion

    Reblogged this on amusemeantforfashion and commented:
    I too am a high heeled girl, so I understand that sometimes your feet don’t agree with your shoes. The Girl in the Yellow Dress shares these feelings and provided some solutions so we can still step out in style.

    1. Thanks so much!

  12. Love the shoes and the advice.

  13. Great shoes! I want to try those moleskin things to avoid friction. I feel like that would be a lifesaver! Do they really absorb the pressure and friction?


    1. They really do! I like them better than the regular moleskin ones.

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