5 Smart Ways to Survive High Heels

5 Smart Ways to Survive High Heels | Healthbiztips
5 Smart Ways to Survive High Heels | Healthbiztips
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How to Wear High Heels Correctly | Healthbiztips


@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan | beauty blog

Wearing high heels takes fashion to the next level, but if you're doing it all wrong, it can bring you a whole lot of pain. It is undeniable that wearing high heels is a fashion trend that has withstand the test of time, now, but the real question is "how long can your feet take on this challenge?"


1. Know your limits!

High heels usually measure 4 to 10 inches in height. If you think about it for a moment, that sounds gleefully horrifying. I guess with great heights comes great sacrifice.

You see, the biology of the human feet is not designed to walk on high heels all day long. In fact, the recommended number of hours one should spend walking or standing on a high heel is just one hour. A single hour is not enough for a party!

Since, you're supposed to only walk on high heels for one hour, what do you do then? Simple, you take breaks! Sit down and give your feet the rest it deserves. Beauty can mean pain, but don't let it kill you!

Wearing high heels for long periods of time can give you unwanted health issues like increase your risk to develop osteoarthritis, callus, joint and muscle pain.


2. Choose the right size

Wear a shoes that fits you. It's no brainier that an ill-fitted shoes can cause unwanted stress to your feet.

Trying out a high heel shoe before you decide to purchase it is a wise and satisfying. Take note that you have to take into consideration both your feet length and width when choosing a shoe. A thick feet on a thin shoes can be painful.


3. Insoles

Inserting insole on your shoes is a clever way to improve comfort and ease foot pain you're using your high heel shoe. These foot pads also allows your feet to correctly mold into the shape of your shoes.

Insoles provide support, and decrease the impact on your feet when you are walking as it acts as a shock absorber.

Even wearing socks offers comfort and support.


4. Wear shoes with thicker soles

If you'd want to last longer on heels, choose a variety that have a thicker soles. Platform and wedge heels offers better support than pointy stilettos.


5. Back-up fashion

The glory of stature and appeal isn't just restricted to high heels. There are days, when you really have to ditch your high heels for a pair of a more comfortable shoes, especially during times when you know you'll do more foot work.

If you know that you'll have to walk for hours and hours, better bring your brain than your heels. At times, you have to realize that it is flat shoes that you'll be needing. You don't want stilettos to be the death of you.

You'll last longer when you wear a shorter heel. A person usually tolerates medium sized heels which are about 1.5 to 3.5 inches for about 3 hours. Low heels with height of 1.5 inches or shorter like kitten heels is tolerable for about 4 hours a day.

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