Post # 1
Just wondering… How does anyone honestly wear high heels longer than 10 minutes? I don’t wear heels that often, really only for special occasions (which happen very often) but when I do, I literally cannot wear them Longer than 15 minutes tops. And even before that, the way I walk looks so funny. Am I doing it wrong? How do you walk normally in heels, and how can you bear to wear them for hours?! My feet literally cramp up, and I never even wear that high of heels!!
Post # 3
I think heels are just something you have to get used to. I’d start with a kitten heel and go from there. A hidden platform can help them feel easier to walk in, and make sure they fit well. They also sell foot petals you can put inside to make them more comfortable, but honestly sometimes they just aren’t lol.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I’m wearing flats for my wedding. My feet are cranky and arthritic. I’m not torturing myself to be 4 inches taller in photos.
Post # 5
I never used to wear heels, but got used to them pretty quickly.
I started off with some ‘safe’ comfy heeled shoes (like a 2 and a half inch heel). Like middle aged lady shoes. Black leather with a thick heel (like a short boot), just to wear under work trousers to get used to them. The support helped me walk properly, and the padding in them was also comfortable (as they were old lady shoes).
Then I went up to 3-3 and a half inch heels. Also thicker heels with ‘boot’ support. A bit like these.
Then when they got comfortable, I got thinner heels and more standard ‘high heeled shoes’.
I’d mastered it within a couple of months and shoes like the ones pictured above actually became the comfiest shoes I’d ever owned.
Of course now I haven’t worn heels for 4 years because Fiance is tiny and when I put on my comfy heels they KILLED ME. Oh it was awful. So you do have to wear them a lot or your feet will forget!
Post # 6
You need to spend some money to get a good pair of high heels. I wasn’t able to wear heels until I started getting brands like Nine West and Stuart Weitzman (before that, I shopped at Target and Walmart). Look for materials like leather and fabric to start out with, plus get inserts for the ball of your feet (available at most shoe stores and online). Those will make it possible to wear shoes comfortably for several hours. Good luck 🙂
Post # 7
A platform is usually the way to go.
Post # 8
2″ heels feel more comfortable to me than a kitten heel.
I would not recommend a platform heel; I can never feel the floor in those and I always feel unstable wearing them.
As far as walking goes, I’d recommend taking a ballroom dancing class. You definitely can’t “clomp around” in a dance class!
Post # 9
Start small and work your way up or just keep them small.
Honestly, I would say don’t wear really high heels, and I will tell you why: I wore high heels that I got from DB. I was walking around all day and had time to sit down before the wedding, BUT once I got up in front of everyone, I got really nervous and my legs started shaking. It made it especially hard to stand in heels! I kind of wished I would have gotten shorter heels had I known that.
Post # 10
I rarely wear heels, but when I do, I have to use foot petals. I have flat feet, so I don’t have the natural arch in my foot.
Post # 11
@shrubfish09: Is it the same with open and closed toe heels ? I can wear open toe heels forever but I hate wearing closed toe heels (except for boots)
Post # 12
You could have high arches like I do. No heels fit right. They all hurt.
Post # 13
I broke my foot years ago and it never healed properly. I’m also 5’11, so I don’t like heels making me Amazon to begin with. Great excuse to always wear flats.
Post # 14
Make sure your high heels are the right width. I wear medium width regular shoes with no problem, but I’ve noticed that some brands of high heels seem to run really narrow. When the ball of the foot is squished, it will never be comfy!
I’m generally like you, I only wear heels for specual occasions and hate them, but I recently bought a pair of Calvin Klein wedges that I can actually wear and walk all over the city in! They seem to work really well for my feet. And the narrow wedge provides some stability.
Post # 15
Heels just hurt. I have a coworker who wears heels – like 4″ or more – every day! I once asked her how she could wear them all day without being in pain. Her response – “After 2 hours or so, my feet go numb so they don’t hurt anymore”