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5 Ways to Buy Heels that won't hurt

02/08/2016


We all love Shoes Shopping but often we forget about what to look for in terms of quality, and whether the shoes will be comfortable for us. Here’s a handy tips to keep in mind when shopping for shoes to make sure you end up with the perfect pair for you.

Pay Attention to the Heel Cup

Manufacturers put a stiffening agent in the heel area, or the counter of the shoe to retain its shape. The stiff nature of the counter makes it a prime spot for friction and blisters. Touch and feel the heel cup whether it’s pliable and will mold to the shape of your foot, thus reducing chafing after a few wears.

Do the thumb size

You shoes will hurt if you buy them too small! There should be a thumb’s width from the front of the inside of your shoe to the end of your longest toe. Leaving this bit of space is crucial for your foot to have a little wiggle room when it moves in the shoe, rather than forcing it to create friction against the sides.

Walk Test

Don’t just stand up in the shoes and walk a couple steps. If the shoe sales floor is carpet, try to walk out of the carpeted area—if it’s available, try walking on tile. Secondly, focus on how your feet feel. Look out for pressure at particular points, which is a sign of future blisters.

Look for shoes style that fit you

You can’t expect that very high, single-soled stiletto heels will not hurt your feet. Know your ability to wear certain kind of shoes. Before you get used to high heels, opt for chunky heels, wedges or platform. Start with kitten heels and walk the way up to stiletto.

 

Source : WhoWhatWear