(Closed) How to make high heels comfortable?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve tried so many kinds of inserts and nothing I have tried has ever helped make my heels more comfy (I’m actually petite, so I don’t think heels are comfy at any size!  Darn things have to be so cute yet so painful!).

Post # 4
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Insoles. They will work wonders if you find the right ones! I’d either try a pair of Dr. Scholl’s for high heels, or go into a good shoe store and see if they can recommend or fit you for some good insoles.

If the middle of your foot is hurting, my guess is it’s probably about arch support (which is non-existent in most high heels I’ve had.)

Post # 5
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Foot petals help. So does ibuprofen. And a couple drinks.

Post # 6
4485 posts
Honey bee

Try them on in person (walk around for several mins) before you buy them since they should be comfortable in the store. If they aren’t, then find a different pair until you do notice them being comfortable. Break them in at home as well, not just 5 mins but a couple hours minimum. If they still aren’t comfortable, then they won’t be no matter what else you do. Some people find gel insoles to be comfortable but others don’t, so try those out and see if that works for you.

Post # 8
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Insoles for the arches and wearing them enough to stretch out the toe box so it fits well.

Post # 9
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

look into cole haan nike air. the styles are limited, but they are comfortable to wear all day.

Post # 10
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If shoes aren’t comfortable when you buy them, they never will be. I second the cole haan 

picture of Violet Air OT Bow


or sofft brand


Post # 11
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m with littlest bird – ibuprofen X4, and a couple stiff drinks! Have done it many times. The blisters the next day are worth it

Post # 12
4 posts

i agree, if the shoe is really painful to begin with there’s little you can do about making them more comfortable.  If they’re slightly uncomfortable then you can use an insole to ease the pain.  I’d give these a try http://www.stilettohardware.com, i’ve been using them for a few months and really like them.  I use insoles in all my shoes because I’m quite petite so i have room to spare.  hope this helps!  also definitely take time to break in the shoes before the wedding 😉

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