My first love was a pair of heels for kids, you know, those lacquer Spanish shoes with small belts. It was a gift that determined the course of my shoe collection for life!! From that day on heels were the only thing I saw in a shoe shop, sneakers and loafers can’t catch my eyes. I love wearing heels, high, low and mids, I have a collection of 48 heels and two flats. I often hear from people from that they love high heels but hate wearing them because it hurts or other reasons. So I decided to make the ultimate high heels shopping guide.
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The first thing to do is to check your own feet, what kind of feet do you have? A flat fleet, wide or standard? If you don’t know these are the steps to find out.
…tip!! If you buy your shoes in the afternoon your can be sure that the shoes won't hurt. This because your feet swells up during the day, if you buy in the afternoon you can be sure that the shoes you buy won't hurt you at the end of the day.
There is a narrative about flat feet not being able to wear heels which is a total lie if you know which heels to buy. How? Follow these tips
Flat feet is easy to recognise, most feet have a little curve a flat feet doesn’t have a curve in the middle see picture 1. For a flat feet it is important to look at the material the shoes are made of and the closure. (PU) Leather is the best material for flat feet, leather shoes stretch until it fits perfectly on your feet.
This take time though, an old cowboy trick I learned helps the progress to go faster. This method makes a leather shoe stretch up till half a sizes bigger. You simple insert wet newspapers in your shoes and let it dry out for two till three nights. It will fit perfectly on your feet.For shoe closures, laces and velcro shoes the method is advised cuz you can adjust them to your liking.
DO’s and Don’ts
DO Raised Insoles Shoes with raised insoles (no flat soles)
DON’T Stay away form heels more than two inches. Check for heels with a platform if you want higher heels
DO High heel with wide straps.
…tip!! If you are buying closed heels, measure you have room to wobble your feet and make sure that the heel of the shoe is firm
Buying shoes for wide feet is not an easy task, wide shoes aren’t really known to be elegant. High heels can makes your outfit and your feet look elegant, easy fix. Finding a high heel that fits you is another story, here are some tips that help you along the way.
Most important thing
when buying shoes for wide feet is the material. Soft leather and elastic material are more flexible for your feet. There are also brands who sell high heels for wider feet and Hallux Valgus feet which you can find online. If it come to wide feet, I strongly advise to only buy shoes online if you have already tried it on. The best way is to find shoes and shops who has width measurements in their assortment. These are the measurements.
- E = extra narrow feet
F = narrow feet
G = average feet
H = slightly wider
K = wide feet
M = extra wide feet
Does and don’ts
DON’T Flat shoes can make your feet look wider
DO Wideband sandals
DON’T Pointy Shoes
DO A round shoe nose
…tip!! If you have a swelling on your feet ask the shoe sales(wo)men for a Knuckang
You know what to do!! Follow these following tips in finding the perfect heels.
…tip!! Shoes to tight on one side? Wear the shoes with a thick sock, point a hair dryer at the tight spot and move your toes to make it flexible.
Finding the perfect high heels
Caution!! Following these steps will destroy all your excuses for not wearing high heels.
For every feet their is a perfect high heel that can be worn without a lot of pain.You just have to find your perfect height depending on the structure of your feet. Their is a bone in your feet called the sinus tarsi, the size of your sinus tarsi determinate your ideal heel height. Follow these steps from the podiatrists and surgeon Emma Supple to find out your perfect heel height
…tip!! Wearing high heels more than 4,5 inches are made for limos not for walking!! Wear them for short periods.
Now its time to think about what kind of heels do you want. For daily use buy the perfect height heels, higher heels can be worn for a few hours.
– When heels check if the hocks of the heels are firm, this prevents accidents. To check the hocks, push your thumb against the heel and check if the heel moves when you wobble it back and forth. If it stays solid its a good heel.
– Always go for heels with a rubber under it.
– Buy gel pads, the pads reduce the pressure on the ball of your feet.
A list of comfortable heels
…tip. ALWAYS TRY ON YOUR HIGH HEELS before buying them!!
This was Globally Ghetto’s ultimate Guide for buying high heels. I wish you success with finding your perfect heels. Let me know if you succeed in the comment and Subscribe for the ultimate guide of wearing high heels coming soon..