Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Making heels land a better place to walk in... LOL

Heart the heel in the poster below... lol... (its the art for a reality tv show btw)

Okay, so when I decided to do a shoe count, something absolutely obviously obvious showed.. LOL.... I have MORE HIGH HEELED shoes compared with flats and... they ALL look brand new! Maybe 'cos I avoid wearing them as often as my flats. Okay, so most of them only get worn once... Sheesh... Its easier to buy heels cos they look gorgeously better! Emm, I still love my many cute flats though... hohoho.. and they are MUCH MUCH MUCH more comfortable to walk in.

After much pain, googling for help and loads of pretty heels over the years, here's my conclusion dedicated to lengluis with wide feet but longed oh-so-much to wear pretty heels!

Some tips picked up:

  • always practice walking in them in the comfort of your home before deciding to walk out in them (save the tripping and pain)
  • always make sure you cut your toe nails... Long nails will hurt when your heel pushes your toes down-frontwards to that hard base when you walk.. you're so gonna end up with bruises and bunions
  • get those invisi-stockings/foot cover with toe pads. If you're from KL, try su.soku toe pad invisible low cut foot cover... They help!
  • always walk heel first not sole first (seriously this helps but you'll need some practice. And please, don't do so in ultimate stilettos, you might just kill yourself)
  • don't stinge to spend on extra pads and cushioning... get more cushioning. Whatever to make your feet more comfortable in those killer heels
  • get those jelly-textured cushioning if you're prone to bunions

If you have wider feet:

  • as tempting as it its... try and avoid pointy shoes. Strapped heeled sandals are loads more comfortable for wide feet (those sparkly studded ones are gems!)
  • if you can't help it, measure your max feet width with the width of the shoe front base. If you need to squeeze your feet to a reduced 25% width.... you'll never be able to walk in them. Hey... we don't live in those feet-binding ages anymore!
  • settle for maybe a little rounded front...
  • if you still feel those are hurting when the heels pushes you feet down-forward, squeeze and press the front-top of the shoes till the fabric/base texture is not too hard. (works especially well for leather shoes)
  • when you stand or walk, try distributing your weight towards both heel and sole
When you feel that extra comfort in your heels, you're going to be able to dance and run in them! LOL... Here's to a better place to walk in. Good luck lengluis!

Disclaimer note: Hey, if you fall or trip in your heels, don't bring up this post! There's no guarantee on absolute safety for just following advice on this post. lol...


  1. lenglui i love your blog! pls continue blogging ya~ ^_^

  2. Thank you! I love my blog readers too! (^o^)

  3. another thing to add is, sometimes shoes may come with less rubber soles than others. try going to the cobbler to re-sole the shoes before wearing them, it adds another layer underneath to cushion all the impact from walking in heels. works with flats too! it's very much more comfortable and it prolongs the life of your shoes. when they're worn, re-sole them! =)

    also, get the shoe shop to widen the toe part of the shoe so your manicured feet don't get too cramped! it works if you have feet of different sizes ,expand the shoe for a bigger fit.

  4. More useful tricks :) Who says high heels have to be uncomfortable? lol.. Thanks Mz!