By now you should have realized that picking the wrong high-heels can affect your body negatively, especially the excruciating pain you feel when you move around or remove the shoes. How do you pick the right high-heels?
We have listed some of the tips to help you make a choice.
How high can you go?
Before you pick high-heels, you should know how high you could go. The maximum height of your heel determines whether you can wear it or not. When you want high heel shoes that are above 1-2 inch height, the feet tend to push forward in that shoe.
For those who do not know their real size, they should get their exact measurement before picking a shoe. We have a simple formula for you:
- For high heels that are between 2 to 3 1/2 inches: You can go with 1/2 size larger.
- For high heels that are between 4 to 6 inches: You can go with 1 full size larger.
- For high heels that are 6 1/2 inches and above: You can go with 1-1/2 sizes large
Open or shut?
You should decide if you want the open or shut high heel shoes. Avoid picking high heels shoes that force your toes together. Most ladies go for the open high heels to leave the room for more comfort. However, the shoe of picking is yours to make.
To pick the perfect high shoes, you have to practice standing with the shoe.
You should practice standing in the high heels for some minutes before you buy. For those who have high heel shoes, they can practice standing about 10-15 minutes a day to help them adjust their feet.
Shop at the end of the day
You should shop at the end of the day. The reason for this is simple. At that time, the feet are likely to be swollen after daily activities. When you shop at the end of the day, you pick the right size for your feet.
Pick the right size and fit
You should be aware that companies and countries have different shoe sizes. Try a high heel shoe first before buying, except you have bought from that brand before. You should make sure that the foot measurement is right with the shoes.
Select shoes with enough space for your toes and avoid cramping your toes to get a shoe fitted, When you wear heels without spaces for the toes, the risk of corns, hammer, bunions, arthritis increase. Do not forget that foot pain is common if you rock the wrong high heel.
• You should pick the right size and fit
• Try the shoes on before you buy them
• You should test and walk around in them at home
• Pick a high heel with a thick insole and cushioning
• Select high heels with either leather or suede (or a combination of both)
• You should make sure the heel is placed under your heel and that it is thick enough