Spring Fashion and High Heel Shoes: How to Make 5-Inch Heels More Comfortable
Spring 2011 high heels, flirtatious dresses.. is there anything not to love about this season’s fashion? Well, maybe. Five-inch high heels are gorgeous to look at and quite fun to wear. However, spending the day (or night) in high heel shoes creates an uncomfortable balance between different parts of feet – mainly the forefoot (where your toes are), the arch and lastly, our much-abused natural heels. Pain from high heels shoes can become lasting or aggravate preexisting issues with feet. Still, Women everywhere are in love with Spring high heels and the hottest new styles of five-inch heels are in full swing! Now really, is it possible to wear and enjoy comfortable high heel shoes? They may not resemble a pair of sneakers, but Spring high heels can in fact be made more flexible and comfortable for hours of enjoyment.
Prep Feet for the Streets
Getting feet ready to wear new five-inch high heels is key. Flex your toes to help loosen up muscles (a foot/heel massage is helpful). Next, apply a bit of anti-antiperspirant to your foot soles, concentrating on the sides of feet and toes where blisters are most likely to occur. This reduces natural moisture from causing friction between your feet and new Spring high heels. Since even the most comfortable high heels can be stiff at first, keep a couple of band-aids in your pocket or purse – just in case.
The hottest Spring high heels can be comfortable. Mon Ique fabric peep-toes by Luichiny, available at Zappos.
Defend Your Soles
It Is likely for five-inch high heels to become painful during longer periods of standing; some shoes may start to hurt after as little as 15 minutes! Adding cushioned insoles to even the priciest designer high heels does a lot to soften the pain. If your feet feel too crowded with full length insoles, opt for a smaller size “stick-on” foot pad and gel-filled heel liner. These options will keep shoes from sliding around on feet: An instant and inexpensive way to get comfortable high heels!
Most importantly, wear high heels around your home for a couple of hours. Not only does it soften shoes up a bit, this process acclimates feet to your new five-inch heels. It is also a great time to practice your best model walk in new – and comfortable — Spring high heels!