Wearing high heels and still keeping health. Is it possible?

As all of us know, there are many documented problems caused by wearing high heels like bunions, corns, and calluses. However, we also know that there’s nothing sexier than a great pair of high heels. It help to accentuate women’s legs and make them look longer and slender, in that way, making women look taller.

So how to prevent foot problems associated with wearing high heels and how to keep your health while still looking fashionable? Just check out some of below tips.

1. Choosing the right occasions.

As a matter of fact, there are always other kinds of fashionable shoes available on malls or shops besides high heels. It’s ok to wear high heels, but if there’s another choice that can save your health better, don’t ignore it!

o For every wear, go with the 1-1.5 inch heels and save the 3 inch or occasional dinner and events. Don’t wear high heels if they are too high.
o Don’t wear the same heels every day. Rotate your shoes, wearing different heel heights each day.
o Wear high heels only when you don’t have to walk a lot or perform energetic activies.

2. Choosing the right pair.

Consider several factors when choosing high-heel shoes. Choose ones that you will be comfortable in.

o Choose a wider heel with higher heels. A wider, thicker heel will add stablility to the shoe and help maintain balance.
o Buy shoes with soft inner soles.
o For high-heel sandals, choose shoes with back, thicker straps. High heeled sandals without a back strap are a recipe for disaster. There is very little material to hold the foot on the shoes and the potential a fall is much greater.
o Make sure the shoes fits well. Never put your feet in shoes that are smaller than the size of your feet.

3. Taking much more attention.

Wearing high heels is not just put your feet in it and walk around. You should take more attention while walking and after that as well.

o Wear some thin socks underneath. This will help prevent your feet from rubbing against the leather or on the material of the shoes.
o Never lend or borrow shoes, in term of hygiene, even if it is for a few seconds. Several bacterial infections can be transferred from one person to the other in this way.
o After a day or evening in high heels, massage your foot, roll your foot over a frozen sports water bottle.
o Stretch both your foot and your calf after wearing high heels. To stretch the arch, rest your foot on the opposite knee and pull the toes back.
o Change shoes when you arrive home and spend the evening without heels on.

4. Don’t ignore foot problems.

You can can get rid of the faulty pair of shoes in second, but the damage that they cause your feet are life long. Therefore, if you are not sure about your foot pain, seek medical attention immediately.

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