We’ve all encountered it: our must-have heels morph from #mega to monster and our achy, breaky feet are feeling less than fabulous. Fortunately, heels don’t have to be an instrument of pain—with a few minor adjustments, you can add height and stay happy.
Here are some tips to save your feet in heels.
Adjust Height & Width
A thicker heel gives you more support overall because it gives your heel something larger to rest on. A lower heel reduces the stress you put on the ball of your foot, making for a more comfortable fit. Love the look of a higher heel? Keep the height but add some comfort with a platform under the ball of the foot!
Add an Insert
Having pain in specific areas? There’s an insert for that. If your foot is sliding and giving you blisters, add a heel pad for a more secure fit. Are the balls of your feet aching after a few minutes? Bring in some gel pads for added comfort. Overall pain? Add an arch insert or full sole insert for extra foot support.
Tape Your Toes (Really)
Trust us, this works: Tape your third and fourth toes together (counting the big toe as number one). This helps to relieve pressure on the nerve that exists in that part of the foot, a nerve that contributes to foot pain. While your desk tape is often handier, medical tape or athletic tape will provide a more comfortable and longer lasting tape job.
With this help for your heels, your feet will thank you. Have any shoe hacks of your own? Let us know in the comments!