Style Meets Comfort
Platform heels are notoriously hard to wear. No matter how perfectly they fit you in the morning, they always end up making your feet bark at you in pain by the end of the day. And that’s just the best-case scenario. If you’re really unlucky, walking in them could become so unbearable that you can no longer stand up without your feet cramping up or your toes going numb. And, to top it all off, you will probably have to tend to some nasty blisters and wounds when you get home. But why do women put up with this pain? Why not just opt for a more comfortable, albeit uglier pair of shoes?
Well, the answer is complicated. The short version is: we all like to put our best foot forward when we go out into the world. High heels simply make us look and feel like a million bucks. No matter how plain or basic your outfit may be, a decent pair of heels will instantly class it up. A simple shirt, blazer and jeans combination can look a thousand times better when complemented by a sleek pair of black pumps. When attending a formal event, flats just don’t do an elegant, floor-length dress justice. It’s a sacrifice in the name of beauty. High heels accentuate our walk and enhance our most feminine features. When we walk in heels, we have to give meaning to each step – or else we could slip and fall on our heads. Furthermore, the height boost is always a welcome bonus. After all, no one wants to be the shortest person in the room.
How to Choose Comfortable Heels
The phrase ‘comfortable heels’ sounds a bit like an oxymoron. However, there are a few ways in which you can ensure you pick the right pair for you – without compromising on style or comfort. First and foremost, the most important thing to keep in mind when purchasing new high heels is to always size up. Unlike flats, heels apply pressure exclusively on the balls of our feet. As we go about our day, our tootsies swell up considerably, and they need to have enough room to do that. Otherwise, you might end up with painful cuts or sores, and no one wants that. A second thing to take into consideration is the type of high heel you go for. Sure, stiletto heels look amazing when going clubbing, but you wouldn’t want to spend more than a couple of hours in those. Without a doubt, the most comfortable type of heel is the wedge. Wedges have a platform, so they provide those much-needed few extra inches. However, they allow weight to be evenly distributed on the soles of your feet. The platform itself is hollow, so they’re light and easy to walk in. To top that, they tie into any outfit effortlessly: want to wear a cute white sundress that makes you feel like a Grecian goddess? Go for some nude wedge sandals. What about a short and smart cocktail dress? Throw on a pair of Black Peep Toe Wedges and you are golden! Last but not least, make sure to strut your stuff fiercely and confidently, no matter where you go!