How to wear high heels with no pain?
Let’s start with the fact that high heels are by no means synonymous with femininity. As history shows, this was a piece of clothing designed mainly for men.
Of course, together with red lipstick and a little black dress – they look elegant and lengthen the legs. Fans of high heels are stubborn, but what about those who are just starting or just want to wear them for special occasions? And it’s not easy, as in life.
Where did the heels come from?
Not so long ago – in the 17th century, heels were worn by… men! And not just any men. They were aristocrats from the royal court, and even the king himself.
For instance, take a look at the paintings of this period and you’ll notice the French King Louis XIV, known as the Sun King, in beautiful red sandals on an average high post. And, by the way, white tights, a wig and a richly decorated outfit – the essence of the Baroque era in Europe.
Louis XIV of France
High heel shoes
However, the origins of heels can be found in the Ancient Greece. That’s where the theatre began. Tragic performances, which were meant to evoke Katharsis in the audience
and comedies in honor of the god Dionysus. Unfortunately, only men were allowed to be actors, and in order to be easily visible… they wore heels! The Persians, on the other hand, used heels to help them stay in the saddle while riding horses, and the Egyptians kept their feet from getting dirty while they were working in the slaughterhouse.
A breakthrough in high-heel shoe wearing
Christian Louboutin high heels
The revolution in wearing heels came in the 20th century. Celebrities in Hollywood spread the fashion for wearing them, and an immortal classic – heels with a red sole designed by Christian Louboutin – entered fashion forever.
Urban dangers of walking in high heels
There are more dangers than you think. At the top of the list is the nightmare of high heels—grate.
A friend of mine (the famous one everyone has) once got stuck in this in front of a grocery store. I don’t know what was better – her confusion or her attempt to get her shoes out of the grate.
Well, okay, but you can overcome obstacles of this type with your head held high once you’re walking in those shoes, but what about the pain with every step?
Methods to eliminate pain
How to get rid of the pain caused by wearing high heels. Here are some good tips:
- A special spray that expands shoes — despite appearances, it’s not only suitable for bovver boots. It will work great for unworn shoes, so you can avoid painful corns and blisters.
- Connecting the third toe with the fourth one – if something sounds crazy, but it works, why not try it? A well-known trick of catwalk models. Just use a bandage to connect the toes.
- Quality of shoes – it is not always obvious that the better the quality, the less pain. The price is often attractive, but trust me, it’s better to have one leather pair of heels than 10 made of artificial material. What matters is not quantity, but quality. You’ll immediately feel the difference.
High heels and health issues
I want to cheer you up a bit, so let’s start with the advantages. And they still exist.
High heels shape the calf muscles and, in addition, make us involuntarily train the Kegel (pelvic floor) muscles. Exercising the muscles minimizes the risk of incontinence problems, very common after childbirth.
The pros and cons of using high-heeled shoes
And now the dark side of wearing heels. First of all, our knees and spine suffer. There appear posture disorders, inflammation, shortening of the Achilles tendon, damage to the toenails, hard skin of the heels, corns…
Of course, everything is for people. By wearing heels for special occasions or for about 4 hours a day, we significantly minimize the risk of diseases. Additionally, any corns and calluses will be quickly cured by the Clevebe foot peeling device.