High heels can cause problems ranging from blisters, corns and calluses to serious foot, knee and back pain. Following the four “Gs” will help you to enjoy wearing them without damaging your feet.
■ Glamour — Let high heels give you that extra “sparkle” and save them for special occasions.
■ Glide — Slow down and take smaller steps. Put your heel down first and glide.
■ Guide — Follow this fitting guide: Look for ½ inch of space between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. Make sure that you can wiggle your toes, that there’s no pressure on the joints on the sides of your foot and that the shoe doesn’t slip in the back.
■ Give — After wearing heels, enjoy a relaxing foot bath and a moisturizing massage.
— Source: The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists