Historically, men were the first ones to start wearing heels. From as early as the 10th-century, horse riders began wearing boots with heels because they allowed them to have a firmer grip in the stirrups. Yet nowadays, all of us, no matter men or women, suffer from blisters, calluses, uncomfortable shoes, heels, and bad footwear. Luckily, the situation has improved a lot over the last 11 centuries.
We at Smartzune .com know that walking in your own shoes can sometimes be much more difficult than trying on someone else’s. Here are 11 tips that will help you forget about foot pain.
1. Tape your middle and fourth toes together.
There is a nerve between these 2 toes that gets really disturbed when you’re wearing high heels. To make its (and your own) life easier, tape the toes together using tape. It will relieve the pressure and will make walking more comfortable. If you don’t have any kind of tape at hand, you can also try putting some cotton between the toes.Despite the reigning popularity of sneakers and flats, high heels will always be around. And on occasions that do call for heels, you might as well maximize the comfort level in any way that you can.
So if you’ve ever hobbled home after a long day or night in heels, this tip for how to make heels more comfortable is for you: Tape your third and fourth toes (counting from the big toe) together—we recommend nude medical tape for a low-profile look, but Scotch tape works in a pinch—to alleviate pain in the ball of your foot. Sound crazy? Here’s the reasoning: There’s a nerve that splits between those two toes, which causes pain when pressure is put on it (aka when you wear heels). The tape removes strain on the nerve, allowing you to dance the night away.So go ahead and pick up a roll of tape (at $3, why not?), then scroll down to shop heels you can now wear pain-free.