Basic tips and tricks on ladies shoes

August 20, 2015

When it comes to ladies shoes, we can’t help but wonder why we allow the beauty of shoes to become one of our daily struggles. It looks great, but it will either be too tight or fit loosely onto your feet. We’ve all felt like Cinderella at some point, dancing the night away, but instead of the shoe slipping off your foot, your end up chucking it one side because of the hammering pain.

Flats vs. heels

Contrary to popular belief flats are not better than heels. Flat shoes don’t necessarily mean less pain, it only puts off the pain for an extended time – but the pain will come. Eventually. If you’re wearing ladies shoes with soles that are completely flat it can cause your feet to pronate. This means that your feet roll inward when walking; walking this way will eventually cause pain and discomfort. Your only solution is to choose flats that have a contoured footbed or built in arch for support, to your ankles and feet to be stable. Most flat shoes have styles that have a strap across the midfoot to hold the foot in place.

Pro-tip for new pumps

Are your new pumps too tight? Put on a pair of thick woolly socks, and then put on your pumps. Get out the blow dryer and blow warm heat in front of your pumps as you wriggle your toes around. After two minutes your pumps should be a little loose, if not, repeat the process.

Every day shoes

Avoid buying shoes you can’t wriggle your toes in, no matter how absolutely cute they are. When shopping for shoes, choose those that have a toe box that is squared or rounded with plenty of wriggle room.

Ladies shoes may be great and make you feel great, but whoever said “suffer for beauty,” obviously didn’t walk in high heels whole day without wobbling around like a disabled giraffe. If you can’t stand the pain, don’t be a martyr, you’re not saving a life. You’re only ruining your toes and opening yourself up to bunions. For everyday walking, choose a shoe with a heel between a half-inch to an inch. If you’re going for three inch heels to walk in whole day, good luck.

Heel logistics

Many people get this wrong and it’s no big deal either, but if you’re going to be bragging about your four inch heels on Twitter, when in reality it’s only one inch, then we have a serious problem. Don’t fall victim to the delusion that anything higher than three-and-a-half inches is considered a “high” heel.

Keep this in mind:

• A heel that is one inch or lower is known as low-heeled.

• A heel that is between one-to-two inches is known as mid-height.

• A heel that is two inches or higher can be classified as a high heel.

• A heel that is four inches or higher is asking for trouble. Face hitting the floor-kind-of-trouble.

At the end of the day it’s about looking fabulous and feeling fabulous. Fabulosity comes from having confidence when you strut your stuff down the road. The confidence, however, won’t come when you fear tumbling over your feet.

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