I absolutely love high heels.
It’s not just Cinderella that a pair of heels can work magic for!
Heels are like a magic wand – as soon as you put on a pair of high heeled shoes, you gain height, look slimmer, your tummy flattens and your boobs and bottom look better.
I'm not promising that your Prince Charming will appear, and I admit that high heeled shoes will never be as comfortable as a pair of slippers (even glass slippers), but here's my top tips to help you choose the most comfortable pair you can.
1. HEEL PLACEMENT
The centre of the shoe heel should sit directly in line with the centre of your heel. For this reason, the red shoe will most likely be more comfortable than the black shoe.
2. PLATFORM SOLES
Platforms beneath the sole of your foot add comfort. The thicker the sole of the shoe the more comfortable it is likely to be to wear. Adding gel inserts is also helpful.
3. THICKER HEELS
Thicker heels give greater stability, making them more comfortable. Wedges work for this reason, providing the complete sole of the shoe is in contact with the floor.
4. SOFT SOLES
Choose heels with soft rubber or leather soles which give and move with your feet, rather than hard soles like wood or hard plastic.
If a shoe is very easy to slip on, it will also slip off very easily when you are walking. A shoe with a higher vamp will be more stable. Look for sling backs or ankle straps in summer, and pumps or boots in winter.
Following these five steps should ensure that you end up with the most comfortable heels possible, that you can wear for hours, without having take them off. I know it’s unavoidable sometimes, but it’s a shame to see a beautifully dressed woman taking her heels off because of discomfort towards the end of an evening.
Still, bare feet are better than bear feet…..
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