We know why you love them. They make you feel like you can conquer the world. And they make your legs look like a million bucks. You know what I'm talking about. When you slip on a pair of heels, you feel instantly sexier and more powerful. In fact, studies show that women wearing heels are seen as more confident, more alluring, and more influential. And what lady doesn't want to be more confident, alluring, and influential? Sign me up! If slipping into a pair of high heels is all it takes for me to completely change the way others perceive me (and for the better), thereby changing the way I feel about myself (also for the better), why wouldn't I want to wear heels 24/7?
Well, the answer to that question is that heels are a bitch. We stuff our feet into tight, unnatural contraptions that are akin to torture devices. After hours of wear, your pair of dream shoes can feel like a nightmare. There's nothing like going home and slipping off your uncomfortable heels.
No matter how much confidence and power a pair of heels may give me, I'm not willing to sacrifice my poor feet unless I absolutely have to wear heels. And when it comes to celebrities, they have to wear heels A LOT.
Celebrities have it hard when it comes to the heel department. Sometimes at events, they have to wear their stilettos for hours on end. They could be on the red carpet for nearly an hour, and any woman that has worn a pair of uncomfortable heels before knows that even an hour is a lot of time to endure that pain. That can take a huge toll on their feet.
We've all heard the saying, "Beauty is pain." And these actresses take this to heart. Sure, they look killer in their red carpet ensembles and their Jimmy Choos, but at what cost? How do they keep their feet from going numb?
Well, celebrities have a bit of a heel secret. You may or may not have noticed something a little odd about the shoes that some celebrities opt for. Oftentimes, they're ever so slightly too big. Is this just some coincidental sizing mishap?
Elizabeth Banks, shown here at the 2017 Met Gala, wears stilettos that are slightly too big for her feet. When your feet swell from a long day walking in heels, the extra room in the shoes is a lifesaver. It can save from blisters and sore feet, which can make the entire day much more bearable.
There are plenty of options out there to keep your feet from slipping and sliding in heels that are too big. One of them? Shoe inserts, orthotics that are comfortable enough to put inside your shoes and wear all day.
Seventy-two percent of women wear high heeled shoes, and 39 percent of those women wear them daily. There's a big chance that there will inevitably be blisters and pinching on their feet. Inserts and tape can help us feel more comfortable in our shoes for when we absolutely have to wear the heels.
The tilted angle of the shoes is not a natural way for our feet to bend. Walking in high heels pulls muscles and joints out of alignment. It can also lead to lower back pain, as heels force the center of gravity forward.