Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Heels: Friend or Foe? Part 3- FAQ, tips, etc.

It's been a while, but today I am finishing my miniseries on heels! Dang, I'm one inconsistent blogger...

Anyways, today I want to talk to you about tips and tricks to preventing the horrors of high heels.
My first piece of advice is that if you wear heels regularly, keep it under 4 inches. Not counting platforms, of course. My mother always sticks to this rule, and she has not suffered badly from any side effects. For work shoes, they should be at most 3 inches. Especially if you are on your feet a lot.

Speaking of work, keep a pair of basic, comfortable pumps in your office or in a drawer at all times. If you have a shoe malfunction of some sort, they will come to the rescue! They are also great for those days when you accidentally choose your least comfortable pair of stilettos to wear to work ;)

Never walk or bike to work/school in heels! Even if it's across the street! If you stick with only one or two pairs of shoes every day, then leave those at work. Get there in some jellies or sneakers, and make a quick change when you arrive at your office. Hmm... maybe companies should have shoe cubbies for female workers...

Now, for you school girls who love heels, you should really keep them under 2 inches. Might sound crazy, but your feet will love you for it. Besides, school isn't a great place for heels! My feet were aching at the end of the day in one inch heels when I was in middle school.

Platforms, platforms, platforms. Oh, and did I mention platforms? Platforms are amazing for those girls who love a high heel. They give you the effect without the crazy incline!

These intense heels look 5 inches tall, but factoring in the huge platform, they actually only incline about 3 inches. Deceiving, right?

If you are anything like me, you hate the huge platform that make your feet look big. Well, thank goodness for hidden platforms!

Those shoes look pretty intense... But actually, the front has a 1-inch high platform, pretty much invisible to eyes that aren't too sharp. Us girls are sure tricky!

There are always times when we simply MUST don those painful 5 inch stilettos, because they set off your dress perfectly! So what can we do? First of all, Dr. Scholl's has come out with some gel pads. They go in your shoes, and really help soften the impact on the balls of your feet. Another tip is to not stay in them for too long. Sit down as soon as you can, and if you are wearing a floor length dress, kick them off! Hiding them under you skirt, of course. You could also do this while eating dinner, concealing your shoes under the table cloth.

Last but not least, I wanted to talk to you guys about heels vs. flats. Truthfully, both are offenders. Flats seem oh-so-innocent, but walking with your feet perfectly flat is also very bad. That's why sports shoes have a tiny bit of incline.

This concludes my miniseries on heels, I hope you guys enjoyed it! Tell me in the comments what you would like to read next. Until next time...


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