Why do high heels hurt your feet? When you are wearing heels, your weight shifts towards the ball of the foot. Your knees and hips must then push forward and your back hyperextend to counterbalance. This can not only lead to pain in your feet, but it can also hurt your legs, hips and back – ouch!
It’s important to take care of your feet after a whole day in heels and treat the soreness right away. Here are the best ways to do just that.
1. SOAK YOUR FEET
If your feet are sore, fill a tub with some hot water and soak them for a while. It might sting a bit at first, especially if you have blisters, but the heat will help ease tired muscles. Once you are ready, dry your feet and apply the Feet Up Advanced Cracked Heel Repair & Smooth Foot Cream. The rich, deeply conditioning and soothing cream restores dry, rough and cracked skin instantly!
2. TREAT BLISTERS
If you have any open wounds, they need immediate attention. Always disinfect before sealing with a plaster. And resist the temptation to pop the blisters; that bubble is actually your body's way of producing a natural cover to keep the skin underneath clean.
3. SLEEP ON IT
Patience is probably the most frustrating part of the whole process. We know you have places to be and amazing shoes to wear! But you're only going to create more problems if you don’t wait for your feet to heal before dressing up again.
4. GET A PEDICURE
Your feet can develop rough areas on pressure points, which can crack and become painful. Use the Feet Up Comfort Pumice Stone to buff any calluses away and gently exfoliate your feet. Finish the pedicure with the Feet Up Advanced Rapid Repair Foot Oli-in-Serum, which is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of calluses and hard skin. We recommend paying special attention to the balls of your feet and the backs of your heels – these areas are under a lot of pressure when you wear heels! Also take some time to sort out improperly cut or ingrown toenails, as these can be very painful.
5. TREAT YOURSELF TO A FOOT MASSAGE
The arch of the foot contains several muscles that work to stabilise the toes and support body weight. Treat yourself to the Feet Up Comfort Nourishing Foot Cream and a deep tissue massage on the arch of the foot – this is guaranteed to improve blood flow and relieve pain.
6. GO BAREFOOT OR WEAR COMFORTABLE FLATS
Let your feet rest and spend as much time as possible barefoot. When you are ready to venture out, slip into your most comfortable flats ¬– your feet will thank you. The key is to choose shoes that will support your feet and have as little contact with your skin as possible.
7. CHOOSE THE BEST HEELS FOR YOUR FEET
Finally ready for a night out? Choose a pair of heels that are kinder to your feet! When you wear shoes that are tight or constrict the natural shape of your foot, you will feel more pain. Wear the Feet Up Festive Feet Heel Cushions or choose a shoe with a thicker heel and more stability. A thicker heel will give you better balance and distribute the weight on your foot more evenly.
So, after following these easy steps you’re hopefully back on your feet – and getting ready for a night out in fabulous heels!