A lot of women feel sexy and empowered when they're strutting in stilettos— why wouldn't they? Nothing screams femme fatale better than a pair of killer heels! A statement in themselves, these high heels can draw out the best of a woman's figure.
Yet, stiletto heels are also a testament to the quote beauty is pain. Fortunately, there are ways to make wearing these a little more comfortable!
Stiletto Heel Tips to Help You Walk More Confidently
Your stilettos don't have to badly hurt your feet the next time you wear them. Here are seven expert stiletto heel tips to keep in mind.
1. Invest in quality shoes.
A well-made pair of high heels makes for more comfortable and stable wear. But it doesn't have to be the most expensive pair on the shelf; you just need to steer clear of purchasing cheap and poorly crafted shoes. Take a peek at our collection of gorgeous, high quality stiletto heels here.
2. Get the right fit.
When it comes to high heels, the rule is to go for the size of your bigger foot, and the length of the shoe should fit your longest toe. To remedy stilettos that are too big, use insoles. If they are too small, have them stretched by a professional cobbler.
If you get your shoes from Famous Footwear, swapping for a different shoe size won't be a problem thanks to our simple returns policy.
3. Always break in your new stilettos.
If you don't want blisters, remember to break in your heels before you wear them the first time. There are several ways to break in your heels, but the simplest way is to walk around the house in them.
4. Improve your posture.
Because heels alter your centre of gravity, they can cause your lower back to arch more and make you inclined to lean forward. The result? An awkward posture that might cause long term leg and back pain. Remember to push your shoulders back and hold your head high!
5. Mind your steps.
Your gait is different when you're balancing yourself in stilettos. The most natural way to walk in them is heel-to-toe: lead with the ball of your foot, then put your heel to the ground, and then your toes.
Another key to walking in high heels is to take small strides and not rush. Doing so will help you balance better and reduce the chances of falling and twisting your ankle.
6. Use cushion inserts.
If your feet feel like they are burning from too much friction, add cushions inside your shoe. They help prevent bunions and blisters.
7. Replace the heel regularly.
After a while, you may find yourself struggling to balance while wearing your stilettos. It may be time to change their heels. For a pair of stilettos that you wear regularly, it's a good rule of thumb to replace the stiletto heel tip every four to six months.
Stilettos All Day?
With the thin, narrow heel of stilettos, they're definitely not the most comfortable shoe. They may be the star of your outfit during special occasions, but before and after the event, it's best to switch to something comfier, like a nice pair of flats.
If you're looking for casual alternatives to high heels, check out our extensive selection of wedges.