How To Wear High Heels Without Pain 0
in Beauty Product Reviews Shoes

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!

2012-08-10 11.58.39

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?

*For more on how to wear high heels without pain join me on instagram and twitter*


You Might Also Like

My Top 5 Must Have Skin Products

How To Wear Red Lipstick In The Summer

Premium Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

Best Spring Perfumes

Designer Spotlight Talk To My Shoes

Tips On Staying Healthy During The Holidays

Summer Hair Care Tips

How To Get Flawless Summer Legs

Classic Work Bag Review

Benefits Of Almond Oil

Beauty Sunday Push Up Liner Review

Travel Beauty Tips

Guest Post: Latte Art Cappuccino Cream-in-Scrub

How To Style A Fuchsia Dress

All About Spring In Style

How To Fight Frizz

Hand Cream in Brown Sugar

Shoe Closet: A Peek Inside

DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

How To Wear Makeup To The Gym

Post Workout Beauty Hacks

How To Wear Metallic Eye Shadow

How To Style A Clutch

Microderm360 Your Path To Beautiful Skin

Adore Organic Vitamin C Kit Review

How To Wear Coloured Eyeshadow

How To Love Perfume When You Don’t

How To Prep Your Skin For Makeup

Best Face Mask For Skin Your Type

How To Make Heels Comfortable

4 Angels Beauty: A Day Of Indulgence

Top 5 Beauty Posts Of 2015

How To Choose The Best Running Shoes

How To Style A Polka Dot Dress

How To Do An At Home Pedicure

Best Hand Creams

How To Grow Longer And Thicker Hair

Oribe Gold Lust For Frizz: Review

Best Eyeshadow For Blue Eyes

Is SPF 15 Enough

How To Pick The Best Nude Lipstick

How To Choose The Right Shampoo

How To Wear Face Lace Guest Post

Have Soft Younger Looking Hands Now

Hydration For Skin Beauty

Summer Beauty Must Haves 2014

Best Pink Lipsticks For Summer

Skoah: My Skin Care Personal Training

Best 2016 Runway Shoe Trends

Gift Guide For The Beauty Lover

30 Day Ultimate Skincare Challenge

Easy Makeup Looks When You Are Pressed For Time

This Ain’t California: Skateboarding Fashion

Best Hairstyles For Your 40s

Belmondo: Organic Skin Care

Best Beauty Products For Fall

Beauty Makeover At MAC

Easy Makeup For Summer

Perfect Makeup For Every Event

Beauty Tips To Look Younger

La Parfumerie: My Perfumes

Summer 2017 Skincare And Makeup

How To Keep Curls Frizz Free

Best Eyeshadows: It’s raining colours!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Hit The Gym In Style

Everyday Makeup Staples

Designer Spotlight Standfor Shoes

Style Stories Louboutin Heels

Best Canadian Organic Skincare

How To Make Your Eyes Look Brighter

Why Is Beauty Sleep A Real Thing

How To Wake Up Looking Fabulous

Your Fragrance Personality

How To Look Your Best For The Holidays

Brands On Our Radar

How To Easily Relieve Holiday Stress

Blogger Love

Top Reasons For Drinking Water

Everything Under $20

How To Wear Pink Lipstick

Skin Care Tips For Your 20s

Importance of Makeup Removal

Makeup Tips For Your 30s

Armani CC Lipstick in Attitude: Review

Best Hydrating Mists For Summer

What Every House Needs

Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

How To Look Awake Without Makeup

How To Wear Pink Eye Shadow

From Long Hair To A Short Cut

In a Softer Light: The Puffer

Giorgio Armani Lipstick

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Review

Cosmetologist The One Stop Shop

Flower Hair Clips In Style

How to Run in Heels

Drugstore Vs High End Mascara

Beauty Mark Craving Beauty Products

Beauty Benefits Of Roses

Best shoes for traveling in Europe

Alterna Caviar Shampoo Product Review

Treats for a Rainy Day

How To Clean Your Pores

What Do I Wear

Classic Lipsticks Every Woman Should Own

How To Prevent Wrinkles

What To Pack For A Flight

Beauty: Samples Part 1

Fall Makeup Guide

Best Heat Protection: Beauty in Style

Lipsticks for Summer 2014

Dior Color And Shine Jelly Balm

How To Let Your Natural Beauty Shine Through

Best Gifts For The Beauty Lover

Best Haircuts For Your Face Shape

The Truth About Heels

World Oceans Day 2014

How To Prevent Breakouts

How To Wear Boots For Spring

How To Find The Perfect Foundation

A smear, a smudge and a stain

Best Florist In Vancouver

Fall Skincare Guide

Adult Acne And How To Fight It

Rosehip Oil A Beauty Must

Drugstore Vs High End Foundation

Best Makeup For Luminous Skin

Beauty Tips For Your 30s

Summer Health And Beauty

How To Detox Your Skin After The Holidays

How To Choose A Summer Fragrance

Truth About Style: Stacy London

Lean Greens Review

Beauty Icon Inspiration

How To Prep Your Skin For Summer

How To Style Sneakers

Your Best Hair For Spring

Navy Heels With A Touch Of Gold

Do I Need SPF For My Hair

What Is The Deal With Loving Your Body

Holiday Beauty Survival Guide

Best Skin Care Products

How To Use Facial Oil

How To Choose A Signature Scent

Best Lip Balms For Beautiful Lips

Best Hairstyling Products 2013

How To Choose The Perfect Heels

Ankle Boots Were Made For Walking

MAC Paint Pots Review

Benefits Of Vitamin C

How To Buy The Best Running Shoes

YSL Cosmetics Top Secret Review

Find Your Perfect Scent (or two, or three)

Beauty Tips For Your 40s

Secrets To Beautiful Skin

Exercise And Your Skin

On Our Radar Brushes And Bling

How To Wear Green Eyeshadow

How To Get Beachy Waves

Best Cream For Dry Hands

Best Beauty Products For The Beach

How To Avoid Hat Hair

Top Summer Essentials 2014

Are Sandals Bad For Your Feet

At Home Sunburn Cures

Everything You Wanted To Know About Brows

Best Face Masks For Spa Sundays

How To Wear Ankle Boots

Shoe Shopping In Madrid

Bridal Beauty Style

Eyebrows Before and After

Shiseido Sun Protection Stick

How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

What Is Wrong With Natural Beauty

Shu Uemura Shampoo Review

How To Choose The Perfect Mascara

How To Find A New Hair Stylist

Nars Makeup Counter

How To Choose The Best Makeup Brushes

What Your Lipstick Colour Says About You

Gatsby Lipstick: Beauty

Links A La Mode

Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Older

Organic Skincare Spiezia Made For Life

How To Properly Wash Your Face

Best Makeup For An Even Complexion

How To Update Your Makeup For Summer

Best Pedicure Products

Importance of Exfoliating: Beauty

How To Wear Perfume In Summer

Beauty Mark Holiday Event

The Best Eyeliner A Review From The Experts

Everyday Bag Essentials

Best Eyeshadow For Brown Eyes

How To Be Elegant Every Day

Beauty Travel Survival Guide

How To Age Gracefully

How Do I know If My Skincare Is Working

How To Wear Plum Lipstick

Beauty Party: Powder Puff Evening

Style Journal Weekly Chic

How To Repair Damaged Hair

How To Become A Makeup Artist

Nikon DSLR Camera

Last Minute Beauty Holiday Tricks

Canadian Beauty Products

Tory Burch Sunglasses

Brushes VS Fingers Makeup Application

Clarins After Sun Gel Review

Drugstore Vs High End Cosmetics

Best Blogging Books Inspiring Reads for the New Year

Microderm 360 Skincare

Beauty Products To Bring You Calm

Look Younger In A Few Easy Steps

Best Beauty Products For Spring 2015

How To Create Beachy Waves

Shoes Every Woman Should Own

How To Choose A Foundation

Best Haircuts For Fine Hair

Rules Of Giving Beauty Gifts

How To Style Flats

Argan Oil: Liquid Gold

The Nutcracker

Shopping For Court Shoes

How To Feel Beautiful

I Want To Be Her: Book Review

Best Lip Scrubs Beauty

Beauty Benefits Of Honey

Best Dry Shampoo And How To Use It

How To Choose Hair Color

How To Wear Shimmer Powder

Best Foundation For Travel

How To Wear Dark Nail Polish

How To Wear Sneakers With A Skirt

How To Make Beauty Products Last

How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

How to Walk in Heels In Style

How To Update Your Makeup For Fall

Make Up Forever Foundation in HD

Do I Really Need To Use A Serum

Beauty Sunday Anti Aging Night Butter

How To Choose The Best Lipstick Colour

How To Look Your Best Without Makeup

Laura Mercier In Oleander Review

Best Beauty Products 2013

Best Summer Beauty Products

How To Get Beautiful Nails

How To Choose Your Fall Perfume

How To Get Shiny Hair

Beauty Blunders And How To Fix Them

How to take your makeup from winter to spring

Best Eyeshadow For Green Eyes

Spring Shopping List

Your Shoe Wearing Guide

Statement Lips For Spring 2015

Writing Inspiration


Best Beauty Boutique Curlique

Camera Bag – Review

Winter Skincare Tips

How To Deal With Dry Winter Hair

Beauty Sunday De Bachmakov

Post Flight Skincare

Your Guide To Makeup Brushes

Patches of Denim

How Much SPF You Actually Need

Flowers in Winter Style

Best Face And Body Foundation

How To Create The Perfect Nude Lips

Personalized Jewelry At Lilou

Beauty Benefits Of Tumeric

Drugstore Vs High End Lipstick

Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy

How To Look Great In Photos

European Vs American Beauty

Powder Puff Event: Best Skincare Products

How To Prep Lips For Lipstick

Cargo Cosmetics Eye Shadow: Review

Oliveda Olive Tree Pharmacy Review

Your Best Skin In 2016

Best DIY Masks For Oily Skin

How To Update Your Makeup

Best Plum Lipsticks

How To Always Love Your Hair

What To Wear On A Plane To Europe

How To Wear Gold Makeup

How To Choose A Leather Handbag


  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. I definitely need those products!

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

    1. Thank You!

  7. I’m obsessed with your snakskin shoes!

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. Beautiful shoes!

    1. Thanks so much!

  12. 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!

  13. Love the shoes and the advice.

  14. 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.

Comments are closed.