April 27, 2010 at 11:57 am , by Gabrielle Porcaro
I’ve gotten really lazy lately and worn flats almost exclusively. I’ve decided to try to reintroduce my heels into my wardrobe but OUCH, they hurt—even more than they used to. Do I just have to suck it up or is there anything I can do to help make them more comfy? The ouch-factor has me running back to my flats, big-time! – Amanda
Well there are several ways to attack this problem. Here are my suggestions:
* Don’t jump feet-first into 4-inch heels (in fact, you shouldn’t jump in 4-inch heels at all—ha!). Try to first ease into heel that’s around 2.5 to 3 inches. J.Crew always has some stylish sensible heels
* Pick a shoe with a thicker stacked heel. It’s studier, thus easier to walk in. These Banana Republic pumps will keep you from wobbling.
* Shoes with a platform are also more comfortable and give you added height. Love these Ann Taylor platform sandals.
* Wedges also tend to be more supportive and easier to walk in. LOFT’s cross strap wedges seem like a great option.
If you STILL can’t take heels, check out my spring flat story for some great new options!
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