10+ Tips to Show Off Your Heels in Style and Keep Your Feet Looking Good

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2 years ago

There are many reasons why we love heels: they slim the figure, make us look taller and more sophisticated, enhance any outfit, and make us feel more powerful and attractive. Although, for health reasons, it is not recommended to wear them every day. But wearing our favorite heels from time to time will always give us satisfaction and steal more than one compliment.

At Bright Side, we’re giving you a few tips on how to wear your heels in style while taking care of your feet.

1. Do not rush.

One of the best tips you can give to a girl in high heels is to take firm and safe steps. There’s no need to walk too fast, as it is better to do so with short, slow steps because besides showing that you have everything under control, you will avoid the common accidents that occur when wearing high heels.

2. Walk naturally and elegantly.

The trick to achieving a correct, comfortable and elegant walk in heels lies in placing your heel on the ground first and then your toe. This will help you look more natural as you move, almost as if you were wearing low heels.

3. Look for custom heels.

Shoe sizes can vary greatly according to the brand, which is why we advise you to try them on in the store before buying a new pair of heels. This means that, in addition to the fact that you like them and think they look good with your clothes, they must fit your feet perfectly.

That’s why it’s important that you measure your left and right feet, and then walk around to check that they are comfortable, that your toes are not tight, that your heel doesn’t slip in and out of the shoe, and that your foot does not slide back and forth. This will prevent future injuries, wounds, and excessive pain in your feet.

4. Prepare your shoes before the premiere.

One of the biggest truths when wearing new shoes is that you should not wear them right on the day of an event, as the cost can be high for your feet. That’s why experts recommend breaking in your heels beforehand, that is, try them on frequently at least 7 days beforehand and take short walks around your home while wearing them. This trick can help your new shoes stretch and soften a bit as your feet get used to them.

5. Ensure you have good posture.

In addition to taking firm steps, your body posture is critical when walking in heels. If they are higher, it may take a little longer to find your balance, but there are some tips to help you look like a runway model while in your stiletto heels. When wearing high heels, your posture will give way to more curves in your body, so it is important that you get used to this new center of gravity; in that case, it works very well to keep your abdomen firm, shoulders back, and head (and chin) high.

6. Pads can be your ally.

For greater comfort, a good trick is to use pads on the tips of the shoes at the beginning of the toes. They are very useful to relieve the pressure that is generated in this area because, when wearing heels, it supports all the weight of the body. Non-slip socks are another fabulous solution when there’s pain in the feet.

7. Get your feet moving.

Despite what you might think, standing still in your heels will make your feet hurt more than if you were moving around frequently. That’s why taking short walks from time to time, as well as taking sitting breaks whenever possible, will help you relax your feet and support your heels for longer.

8. Plan heel days.

Shoe experts recommend that we not wear the same pair of shoes every day, whatever they are, because the feet need to rest in the same way. The same applies to heels. Therefore, the best alternative is to opt for different types of shoes throughout the week. You could even change your pairs several times in a single day, which is also very good for relieving pressure on your muscles.

9. Prevent blisters and chafing.

Oftentimes, the problem with wearing high heels lies in the position of the foot that generates friction between the shoe and the skin, giving way to the appearance of the dreaded blisters or chafing, which leave us screaming to take off our heels. However, an excellent trick to cope with such incidents is to spray or apply anti-friction creams since they create a kind of layer that protects the skin. Or you can also use a roll-on deodorant and apply it to the areas where there is the most friction, like the toes, heels, and sides of the feet.

10. Get a pair of platforms.

In addition to remaining stylish, platform or square heels are much more comfortable than stilettos. Their wide heel has more support and is usually accompanied by a front platform for balance, which favors a less pronounced curvature of the foot and, therefore, causes less pressure and pain in the toes. This type of heel will be easier for you to wear for long hours.

11. Exercise in heels.

Don’t worry, we’re not talking about running or jumping in high heels, just about getting your feet used to them with some practical activities. In the comfort of your own home, you can put on your favorite heels and start moving from one place to another, always checking if the surface is not slippery to avoid falls. Next, try going up and down the stairs, holding the handrail for safety. You can also test your ability to bend down to pick things up or do small household chores.

12. Consult with an expert.

Visiting a podiatrist on a regular basis is a very good idea if you want to have beautiful and healthy feet. The expert can evaluate and determine your foot type. For example, he or she will tell you if you have arched or flat feet, as well as observe if you have any problems in this area of your body that could aggravate or cause pain when you wear heels. That’s why it’s always important to consult a professional and prevent any future damage.

13. Pamper your feet.

After a long day in heels, there is no doubt that, in addition to the well-deserved rest, a few massages will do anyone good. You can start by relaxing the foot area with a massage on the toes and soles. Continue with the heels in circular movements to release any pressure accumulated in this area. Finally, don’t forget that the legs also need to be pampered with pressure and rotation massages from the base of the ankles to the calves.

Without a doubt, high heels are a very important part of our outfits, as they have the power to turn a normal look into a fabulous one without too much effort. Famous musicians and movie stars have shown us that this footwear can be combined with everything, from designer dresses to shorts and sportswear — in other words, the possibilities are endless. What tips would you add to this list to wear heels with style?

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