Walking improves blood circulation. First, the foot in a stride position or off the ground is filled with blood when you walk. Then, reversibly, the calf muscles shoot blood up into the higher veins and eventually back into the heart as they contract when the foot is on the floor.
When you walk in heels, the calves remain contracted and cause a decrease in venous filling or return. Nevertheless, you can wear women’s heels as long as they help prevent varicose veins in your legs.
Other than varicose, musculoskeletal pain and foot deformities are all possible when you’re wearing heels. This article isn’t meant to scare you from wearing high heels but provides tips on comfortably wearing them.
Saving your heels for special occasions or taking precautions are some of the ways you can do for your feet. One can never avoid these wardrobe staples altogether as they also enhance your clothing ensembles. Check out these tips on how to wear heels:
Letting Them Expand First
Before you present your newly-bought women’s heels out to the world, you must first break them in. You should wear them with a pair of thick socks when you’re at home. You can expand your heels by just walking in them while doing your chores. Your shoes will stretch a little in the areas that are pinch-probable.
An unconventional way of expanding your heels is by placing them in your freezer for about thirty minutes. The cold will help in adapting to your feet’ shapes. Alternatively, putting water bags in the insoles of the heels before freezing them will also do the trick.
Compact, sock-like insoles exclusively made for high heels will prevent your feet from sliding. When your feet go up and down the heels, especially as you walk, it can cause blisters and foot pain. The one made with silicone is suitable for heels that create visibility for the toes. They are even invisible in front as the pads are only in the back so that you can rock the open-toed heels worry-free.
Gel inserts are also available for protection when you don’t want to cramp your metatarsals’ heads. These sticky inserts will cushion the balls of your feet and allow you to move freely.
Moleskin inserts are a popular product to avoid blisters and rubbing wounds. Applying it to probable problem areas and in the line of your shoes would be best. When you don’t have moleskin in hand, fabric plasters can act as their substitutes for blister-prone areas. They function the same in preventing injury from friction, especially in the back of your foot’s heel.
More often than not, an anti-blister stick will be the answer and to prevent heel problems. If you’ve tried using plasters or inserts and you didn’t find them helpful, or they keep falling, then take this stick wherever you may go. These products come in small tubes that you can quickly put inside your bag and lubricate your heels anytime you need them. In addition, you must also bring a few trusty adhesive bandages that can cover up blisters or cuts and areas of concern in the shoe.