Here are some tips for wearing high heels with more comfort:

  • Make sure that you get high heels that fit.
  • Wear thin socks or stockings with your high heels.
  • Choose high heels that aren't too high. There are heels and then there are HIGH heels. Skip the ones that are too tall for you and you'll avoid a lot of the pain that comes from wearing these shoes. The test that you're supposed to follow is to stand up in the high heels with your legs straight. Then go up on your tip toes as high as you can. There should be about an inch of space between the heel and the floor. If there's not then the heels are too high and you're going to hurt.
  • Choose heels that aren't too narrow. Yes, stilettos are sexy, but they are also the most painful heels to wear.
  • Break them in at home. You shouldn't buy a new pair of high heels and then wear them out for a night of dancing or a day at the office.
  • Stand up straight and walk in a straight line. The worse your posture and walking habits are, the worse pain you're going to experience when wearing high heels.
  • Wear foot pads or insoles inside of the high heels. There are even some that are specifically designed to be used with high heels to reduce blistering and pain.
  • Spend some money. More often than not, expensive high heels are made of a higher quality and will provide you with more comfort.
  • Buy lots of shoes! Change out your shoes often. Go between heels, flats and sneakers. Choose heels of varying sizes.
  • Take care of your feet. Foot soaks, foot massages and general foot care will help to keep your feet healthy and less prone to pain when wearing high heels.