Hello and welcome! Today I thought I’d share one of my favorite tips when it comes to choosing heels. Of course, the comfort of any shoe depends on a lot of factors, such as shoe construction and design, materials, and fit. However, this simple tip applies to any heels and helps find shoes that are easier to walk in simply due to physics. Let’s start!
The idea behind any comfortable heels is that they distribute the weight evenly and provide support exactly where it is needed. When we walk in high heels, the majority of the pressure is on the heel and on the ball of the foot:
This is why heels often have a soft pillowy pad under the ball of the foot – to offer more support and comfort. To provide the best support for feet the heel has to be located where the most pressure goes:
Generally speaking, when the heel is shifted towards the very end of the shoe (like on the pictures on the left), it becomes less effective in supporting the weight, which is why such heels are often less comfortable to walk and stand in. The shoes on the right have a much better positioning of the heel – it coincides with the center of the heel, where the most pressure is.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s #TipTuesday!
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