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How to buy a Good Quality Heels

21/12/2015


Every woman loves to do a shoes shopping. However, how many of you regret it after you splurge? Your heels isn't as comfortable as it is when you try it on at the store? Or it's has wobbly heels after you walk several steps?

 

First of all, the most important step is to check the quality of the high heels by knowing the anatomy of high heels

 

 

 

Check the upper part of the shoes :

 

  • Look at the Lining. High quality shoes include fully lined interiors. Leather and Microfiber materials absorbs moisture and adjusts to the foot. Synthetic or partially lined interiors are less flexible and less comfortable.
  • Mind the Material. Leather Uppers are breathable and mold to the foot. Synthetic uppers are less comfortable and less able to adjust to the shape of the foot. As an alternative to leather, good quality vegan options (Micro Leather) are also available. For personal comfort and shoe longevity, stay away from nylon and plastic! 
  • Tap your Toes. Treat your toes right. The higher the heel, the higher the vamp should be. Make sure there's enough room! Go up half a size when wearing shoes with a pointy toe box.

  • Counter. Is the back side of the shoes where your heel of the foot seated. Make sure  its comfortable enough for your foot; not too soft and not too hard. It has to be in good form and able to adapt to the shape of your shoes. Good Quality shoemaker has a hard lining inside the back of the counter to maintain its shape.
  • Quarter. The middle part of the shoes to support the foot arch. Each shoes will have different angle according to the height of the heels. It has to fully support the arch of the feet. Low quality shoemaker usually does not apply this method, that is why sometime you feel your feet arching too high or too flat which will cause muscle pain and might lead to other disease.

 

 

 

Check the 'Lower' of the shoe:

 

  • Avoid Slippage. Leather outsoles are slippery. Stick to rubber for comfort and walking ease. If you end up buying well-made shoes with slippery soles, use slip guards. And make sure they include a spare heel tip, just in case.
  • Stick to Sealed Soles. Check the stitching on the soles--ensure they're even and secure. If adhesive was used, there should be no space around the edges.
  • Stand Supported. Thicker heels give more support. But too thick, and you risk losing style...Too thin and you risk losing your balance! For the day-to-day, consider a kitten heel. Make sure to choose a shoe with a sturdy shank, as it absorbs the body weight distributed down to the ball of your foot. The better the quality, the greater the comfort!

 

 

  • Quarter part of the shoes must adjust according to the shape of foot arch and the heels height.
  • Toe cap must be a point a bit upward (not flat) to support the movement of your feet when you are walking and also to ease the pressure on your toes when you are standing up.

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