Tuesday, 22 January 2019

How To Make Heels Comfortable!





There is no denying that I have always been a lover of high heels. When I was a little girl, I was always tottering around in some pink Disney heels, then as I got older, I would steal my mums’ heels and when I started earning my own money I went out and started building my own closet full of shoes. Since the moment that I left education and went into a full-time job, I have lived in high heels because I completely adore how they make me look and feel. There is something very sexy yet professional about wearing a stunning pair if heels and that is my excuse for buying so many pairs over the years.

Over the years, I have learnt certain things that you can do in order to make your shoes more comfortable. This can apply to both high-end and high-street items, but these are just little tips and tricks that you can do in order to make them more tolerable and wearable for long periods of time. Anyway, before I ramble on too much, here is my advice for making heels more comfortable!

Look into The Style Before Hand
I think that this is something that applied more to high-end brands but the likes of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin, but they have similar pumps, but they all vary slightly in style. Some styles are known for being more popular than others, such as Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies are much more comfortable than the So Kates. The best thing to do is research a style that you are looking into and see what other people actually think of them!

Make Sure You Have the Right Size
When it comes to heels, these days you can get half sizes in most styles, especially when it comes to designer shoes. Sometimes, if you get your size wrong even by half a size it can make such a difference to how they fit and how you walk. I would always recommend going into store, trying on the style and finding the most perfect fit for your feet, especially if you are paying a lot for a pair of shoes, you need them to be perfect!

Go for A Heel Height That Suits You and Your Experience
As a rule, I tend to go for heels that are around 100mm. I do like the look of some 120mm heels, but I know that for me 100mm heels work better. I applaud people that walk in the highest of heels all day long, but I also don’t want to look like I am walking on stilts and I want to look confident and sassy when I am walking, not like baby Bambi. Just find what you are confident in and stick with it, then over time build it up!

Wear Them with Thick Socks Around the House
Whenever I get a new pair of heels, I always grab some of Liam’s thick football socks and I wear them with my new heels. This just stretches them out so that when I wear them out of the house the next time, I have plenty of room for my toes to be comfortable within them. I think this really depends on how wide your feet are, but it works wonders for me with any new shoes for that matter, not just high heels!

Heel Grips and Toe Pads
These things are an absolute godsend when it comes to making your shoes more comfortable. I put heel grips at the back of all of my shoes, even if they are already quite comfortable and I put pads in the toe box. It just helps to keep them nice and comfortable and if I am heading out and I have some walking to do, I know that I am going to have a little cushioning on my feet. You can get them for cheap enough from places like Amazon and I just stock up on them!

Your Heel Wearing Experience
If you are not an experienced heel wearer and you throw on a pair of 3” heels and go about your day expecting to wear them all day long, then you are going to be in pain. It took me years of building up my experience in heels to get to a point where I can confidently wear them every day and knowing that I am not going to be in crippling pain. I would say start out small and work your way up!

I hope that you guys enjoyed this blog post and if you are a heel wearer like me, that this post helped you out a little. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if there is anything else that you guys do that I have missed in this post and I will have to check them tips out for myself!
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16 comments

  1. I've heard about heel grips but never tried them - I need to buy! xx

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  2. Going for the right size is the best way to make your heels comfortable. And getting some practice on the heels will go a long way to make you used to your heels.

    Ngumabi xxo | ngumabisglam.blogspot.com

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    1. I know it sounds like such a simple thing, but even a half size can really make a difference!

      Danielle xx

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  3. These are really great tips! Definitely keeping this in mind once the weekend hits! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/aurate-fine-jewelry-affordable/

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  4. Toe pads are very well used for heel comfort
    www.melodyjacob.com

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    1. I have so many of them just lined up on my shelf to use!

      Danielle xx

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  5. for me the more i use them the less they hurt (unless for particular cases xD)

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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  6. Yesssss I needed this haha! I wear heels for work and always trying to make them more comfy! LOVE that pink pair too!

    -Emily | www.TheEmilyEdition.com

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    1. Thank you, my Valentino's are my favourite!

      Danielle xx

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  7. I remember getting my prom shoes in the wrong size, so the fit was horrible! Definitely learnt my lesson to make sure the fits right xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. I know it sounds so simple, but it makes a difference!

      Danielle xx

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  8. I big tip is soap! I know it sounds random by my friend is an ex professional dancer, and they use a solid bar of soap in new shoes along the insides round the back of your heel to stop blisters! It's such a game changer xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

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    1. Oh my god, thank you so much for telling me this!

      Danielle xx

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