There's this great article in The Fashion Spot that acknowledged that, although 71% of women site high-heel wearing as their biggest source of foot pain, at least 38% of women would continue to wear the shoes that were torturing their feet if they really liked them.
Well, you can imagine this Houston podiatrist’s thoughts on that attitude, but instead of ranting, I’ll just share there top 5 suggestions for high-heels that won’t hurt your feet (as much) if you get stuck in them all day. You’re welcome!
Chunky, Stacked Heels
This shoe provides a larger base so you can evenly distribute your weight. Plus, the sturdier the shoe, the less likely you are to wobble or sprain your ankle while walking.
Sky-high heels put too much pressure on the balls of your feet, ankles and knees. The lower the heel, the more natural your foot position will be, thereby eliminating a great deal of discomfort. Keep them under two inches if you can.
Round- or Open-Toe Ankle Boots
Ankle boots keep your foot secure, allow for adequate movement and, thanks to a roomier toe, prevent painful afflictions like bunions and hammer toes.
Good-for-you shoe brands like Naturalizer, Clarks and Rockport have branched out to make high-heels with reinforced heels, superior cushioning and flexible leathers that still look cute. Worth checking out
Platform are great because they raise the front of your foot closer to your heels, thereby alleviating the strain on the arch and the balls of your feet—meaning less Achilles problems and happier feet. Even better-for-you-heels are not as good for your feet as more practical choices. If you have questions about the best ways to protect your long-term foot health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today!