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How To Wear High Heels Without Killing Your Feet

Wear the heel — don't let it wear you.

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If you're a newbie, try ones with lower heels or straps.

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Get used to walking in kitten heels before wearing 5-inch stilettos. Straps will also help your shoes stay on your feet during the day. Never sacrifice comfort for style again.

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2. Try to lift yourself up out of the heels (1 inch).

If you can, this means the pitch and height are good for you.

If you can't, this means the heel is probably too high for you to handle.

For more information, check out her informative video here.

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How to walk in high heels:

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Heel then toe! Your walk should be as normal as possible; there is no need to distort your legs or knees in order to walk properly.

The higher your heel, the smaller you'll want your stride to be.

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Character (dance) heels are a comfy alternative.

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They're made for dancing, after all.

Tip: Some character shoes need to have rubber soles installed, depending on the brand. Test your shoes by walking on different floor types.

Also, NEWSFLASH! These shoes with detachable heels exist.

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FINALLY! Thank you, Tanya Heath.

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Treat yourself to a pedicure, if you're wearing open-toed shoes.

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Benefit No. 1: Your feet will feel more comfortable. Who doesn't feel better with their nails clipped, skin exfoliated, and toes freshly painted?

Benefit No. 2: Your feet will look really cute.

Remember to pamper your feet after a long day.

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1 cup Epsom salt

10–15 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix together and store in a mason jar. Use ½ cup in a warm foot bath for 15–30 minutes and enjoy! —Saving Dollars and Sense

Slippery soles? Go to a shoe cobbler and get rubber attached to the bottom.

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They will also get more grip as you wear them more. There are other DIY methods, but we recommend using a cobbler if your shoes are more expensive.

May your feet never bleed or blister, your heels always look pretty and feel comfy.

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Have any tips or tricks of your own to add? Comment below!

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