For some the higher the heels, the better. For others, a pair of black flats is much more appealing than some stilettos. Whether you're a fan of heels or not, you might find yourself wearing them at some point, so it can't hurt to have some tips on how to make heels less painful. It's no fun to suffer for the sake of fashion, but luckily, if you like to add a little height to your outfits, there are certain ways to do so without stumbling home with bloody calluses and sore arches.
"High heels, if worn incorrectly, can change the way the small muscles in your feet fire, which could lead to overuse syndrome," says podiatric surgeon Dr. Dana Canuso over email. "Overuse syndrome can cause pain and possible tearing. Also, bad heels can lead to lower back pain, knee pain, and calf pain."
Whether you just bought a pair of shoes that are disappointingly uncomfortable or you have a favorite pair that you can't wear more than a few hours, there's hopefully an easy to solution to make your high heels experience a little bit better. Here are 11 tips on how to make walking in heels more comfortable.