The footwear that never goes out of style are high heels. This is not surprising, as they are the feminine standard of elegance. However, the price of looking fabulous is very high. Generally, high heels cause a lot of discomfort, from ingrown toenails to blisters.
Because of their pronounced style and high base, heels rub the skin stingingly, not to mention the pain in your feet and ankles! Even your back can be affected. Fortunately, there are some great tricks to help you choose the ideal heels that won’t bother you.
Interested to know what they are, stay here! As La Clinique Podiatrique de Laval, the best podiatry specialists in all of Laval, we’ll tell you 4 secrets to choosing perfect heels. Stop suffering for these shoes and learn how to recognize the most comfortable one’s for you. Let’s get started!
1. Opt for wide heels
The grace of high heels is to look stunning. The thinner the heel, the better. However, this is a big mistake. Narrow heels or “stilettos” are very unstable. All the weight of your body will fall incorrectly on your poor feet and you will force yourself to walk badly.
This is why the renowned podiatrists at our clinic recommend that you opt for a wide heeled shoe. Wide heels will help your body weight to be better distributed on your feet. Your tendons and ligaments will not be injured or strained, as you will have greater stability while walking.
You will also avoid discomfort in your ankles and legs. So the next time you buy a pair, look for wide heel styles.
2. Heels should be no higher than 6 centimeters
Depending on the type of foot you have, whether it is flat or arched, it is appropriate to choose heels that do not exceed 6 centimeters. Although the essence of wearing heels is to look tall, too much height will cause many discomforts, from sharp pains to bone deformities.
For this reason, our specialists recommend that you buy relatively low heels, with which you feel more comfortable. Another alternative you can try is to choose heels with platforms. Platforms will give you more stability, without losing a centimeter of height and without compromising the integrity of your feet.
3. Look for comfort: leather, wide toes and cushioned soles
Wearing heels is synonymous with sacrifice, but it shouldn’t be! Comfort is more important than appearance. Believe it or not, it is possible to wear heels that feel like sneakers. But how? Well, first of all, our podiatrists recommend that you look for leather high heels.
Leather is a very comfortable and flexible material. Over time, leather will adapt to the shape of your foot, for your convenience. However, high heels made of other rigid materials will only worsen the pain in your ankles and lead to other conditions.
Secondly, we suggest that you get heels that are less pointed. The narrower the toe, the tighter your toes will be squeezed, leading to blisters and lacerations. To avoid this, opt for heels with rounded tips. Make sure your toes have enough room to move, especially your thumb.
Finally, we advise you to get pads for high heels. These cushioned products will go a long way in relieving discomfort and discomfort. You can try pads for your heels and toes, or gel inserts for the bottom of your heels. This way, your feet will have better support.
4. Smart shopping: measure your feet and try on heels
Many times, the design, the color or the simple euphoria of finding heels on sale can cloud your judgment. As a result, you will go through a lot of discomfort and inconvenience because you bought the wrong high heels. To prevent these costly mistakes, the ideal is to practice the following tips:
- First, measure your feet. In shoe stores you can ask the sales clerk to help you measure your feet. This way you will know the precise size to get appropriate heels, both in width and height.
- Second, try on heels and wear them throughout the store. Don’t be fooled by first impressions. One try-on is not enough to know if the heels you chose will prove comfortable. So, get up and walk around to check your gait. If the high heels rub against your skin, you will most likely end up with blisters. It is also ideal that you try them on different surfaces to verify the stability of your steps and if your feet manage to handle the weight of your body.
Get advice from the best specialists, to wear appropriate heels, at La Clinique Podiatrique de Laval
Now that you know 4 secrets to choose the perfect high heels, what are you waiting for to apply them? With these tips, you will look elegant and beautiful, but above all, your feet will be comfortable – say goodbye to blisters, sore ankles and other discomfort!
If you put this information into practice, you will no longer have to suffer and feel uncomfortable when wearing high heels! In addition, your feet will be very grateful for these thoughtful gestures.
On the other hand, if you need professional advice about your feet, and footwear in general, we are the ones for you! At La Clinique Podiatrique de Laval, our team of specialists will be happy to assist you. Our consultations and evaluations are accurate and with the most advanced equipment.
But that’s not all! Our clinic offers you a variety of podiatric services, from treatments, plantar orthoses, minor surgery, sports podiatry, children’s podiatry and much more. Our clinic is the number one reference in all of Laval, in terms of foot health.
We provide you with the highest quality care in a professional and friendly environment. Our specialists treat all kinds of foot conditions, from nail fungus, plantar warts, athlete’s foot, bunions, hammertoes and other podiatric complications.
As if that were not enough, we have the latest technology for your feet. Our address is 3333, 100th Avenue – Suite 105, Laval (Quebec), we will help you with any discomfort you may have! In addition, our clinic applies all biosecurity and disinfection protocols, for your well-being.
In our clinic, our priority is to restore the health of your feet. It will be a pleasure to listen to you and help you with your medical problems, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment with us by clicking on the image below! The most prestigious podiatrists in Laval are waiting for you!