Unless you have magic comfy heels, any tip for how to wear high heels comfortably will help! While there are many reasons we love high heels, unfortunately comfort is not anywhere near the top of the list.
Luckily, there are many fixes to make your heels more comfy. Whether your heels are too tight, that ankle strap is killing you, or you have a serious foot hangover, there’s a fix with your name on it! Check out these hacks for how to wear high heels comfortably; and keep your pretty tootsies looking (and feeling) their best.
How To Wear High Heels Comfortably: High Heel Comfort Tips
1. Heel Grip Liners
Heel grip liners protect your heels, preventing foot pain and blisters. They ease the friction between your feet and your shoes. They also help to keep your high heels in place if you experience slipping in this area.
- Geepkeep Cushioned Heel Grip Liners For High Heels, available at Amazon
There are several types of sprays to help with comfort in high heels. Shoe Stretch Spray is for, well, you guessed it – stretching your shoes; and it’s applied to them directly. Use blister prevention sprays or balms on your feet before putting on your shoes to prevent blisters and pain. Read on for info and other sprays that prevent discomfort in high heels.
Shoe Stretch Spray
Shoe stretching spray stretches tight spots by expanding the treated area(s) prior to wearing. Some spray products recommend using a shoe stretcher with it, or to spray when wearing the shoes. This will give you room in those too-tight heels, making them more comfortable and less painful to wear.
Tip: If you decide to get a spray, just make sure whichever spray you decide to buy is compatible with the material of your heels!
3. Still Standing Foot Spray
Still Standing Spray is for preventing pain, swelling, and discomfort before it starts with natural ingredients such as aloe. Spray it on your feet before putting on your heels. It eliminates swollen feet that won’t fit back into painful shoes; and the inconvenience of carrying fold-up slippers in your evening bag.
Still Standing Spray is a celebrity favorite, “Genius Must-Have” (Selena Gomez/InStyle), and “Red Carpet Secret” (O Mag.)”
- Still Standing Spray To Prevent High Heel Discomfort is available at Amazon.
4. Blister Prevention Spray Or Balm
Blister prevention balm creates an invisible barrier that prevents blisters, and minimizes friction on the skin. Apply before you put on shoes to prevent blisters and raw skin caused by rubbing.
Foot Anti-Blister Balm is infused with Vitamin A and C to soften skin and restore dry, chapped, and chafed feet. It also helps minimize inflammation.
- Solemates Blister Blocker – Blister Prevention Balm at Amazon
- Body Glide Foot Anti-Blister Balm at Amazon
5. Foot Hangover
Are we too late – Have you already hurt your poor tootsies by shoving them into those adorable new heels, saying “I’ll only be out for a couple of hours”? Look no further, for there is a cure for your foot hangover! This topical pain relief spray offers immediate numbing and pain relief for your feet with with Aloe Vera for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, and the active ingredient of Lidocaine HCl 4%.
- You can get Foot Hangover Spray at Amazon.
6. High Heel Shoe Stretchers
Like standard shoe stretchers, you can buy high heel stretchers for stretching width only, or both length and width (2-way). Or, take them to a shoe repair for a one time fix. (Of course that would add up if you are a heel-a-holic or want to make additional adjustments.)
High Heel Stretchers Are Good For Several Reasons:
- They help with that painstaking “break in” period and ease pressure from tight shoes.
- Don’t get me started on too-tight shoes and the moisture they trap, which can cause toenail fungus, etc.
- You can add comfort to your own specifications.
- Zamango 2-Way High Heel Stretcher/Shoe Tree at Amazon
- Footfitter Premium High Heel Stretcher at Amazon
7. Foot Petals
Foot Petals or Gel Dot Cushions are good for providing “spot” treatment to areas that your shoes may rub against, causing blisters or discomfort. They are reusable and can be swapped between shoes. They cushion trouble spots in your shoes to: provide comfort anywhere you feel pressure against your feet, reduce rubbing and irritation, and can prevent calluses, blisters, and those ugly red marks.
- Foot Petals Women’s Pressure Pointz Spot Cushions Insole, Amazon
- Fancy Feet Women’s Gel Spot Dot Cushions, Amazon
8. Toe Protectors
Toe protectors provide relief by cushioning; and prevent blisters, irritation, pressure, and rubbing in the toe area or where friction occurs between the toes. They are simple, easy, and ready to go – no need for complicated bandages. (I’m personally a big fan of convenience.) Most of them are easily stretchable, and the medical-grade gel fabric toe sleeves can be cut down to the size you need. Yay for customizing!
- Sumifun Gel Toe Protector Toe Caps, Amazon
- Fabric Sleeve Toe Protectors with Gel Lining to Soothe the Skin, Amazon