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How to Prevent a High Heel Hangover

January 09, 2020

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Ah, high heels. How we love you:

 

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And how we love to hate you:

 

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There’s no denying that a great pair of high heels can make you look and feel great when you first put them on. After all, they are designed to elongate your legs and make you look taller. However, it usually doesn’t take long before your feet are begging you for mercy - and you must come to terms with being in pain not only for the rest of the night - but throughout the following day. As the saying goes, “it’s not how you feel, it’s how you look”, right?

 

Well, we are here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way! While we may not be able to magically make your favorite platforms as comfy as your sneakers, we do have some helpful tips you can follow to reduce the amount of pain your feet will endure during your next night out in high heels.

 

Choose Wisely. Before you select the lucky shoes to accompany you on your night out, think carefully about how long you will be on your feet and how active you may be. For example, if you are going to an event where you will be sitting most of the evening, you can probably get away with a thinner, higher heel. But, if you are going to a wedding where you will be hitting the dance floor, you will want to opt for a slightly more sensible pair.
 
Break-In the New. If you are planning to wear a brand new pair of heels, it’s wise to break them in first. It may feel silly wearing high heels around your house, but this is a good way to let the material adjust to your feet and for you to get used the best way to walk and stand to reduce pain. Plus, there won’t be anyone around to judge you if you need to slip them off and take a break!
 
Use Comfort Inserts. With so many options available today, you will have no problem finding a high heel comfort insert to address your specific type of discomfort. Whether your issue is pressure build up at the ball of the foot or heel pain, you should select inserts that will work with your specific type of shoe and stay in place throughout the evening. Check out some great options here.
 
Take Breaks. It’s always important to listen to your body and not push it past its limits. If you feel like your foot pain is close to becoming unbearable, it’s OK to excuse yourself to sit down by simply saying your feet need a break or changing into a more comfortable pair. In fact, it’s becoming a trend at weddings for the bride and groom to provide flip flops for the dancing portion of the evening, so don’t be afraid to slip into something more comfortable as well.
 
Use Topical CBD Cream. Applying a topical CBD cream designed to help reduce aches and pains before your night out can potentially help reduce any pain you’ll feel towards the end of the night. Then, applying it again once you are home will help provide immediate relief and have your feet feeling back to normal by the time you wake up. (Maddyn’s Renew and Recharge topical CBD cream is made with the relief potential of arnica and natural menthol, plus it smells great thanks to lavender and eucalyptus.)

 

When you do opt to wear high heels, we hope you keep these tips in mind so you can look great and feel great at the same time! And, remember, that your comfort should always be your top priority.

 

Happy high-heeling!

 

 

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