Party season is upon us and it’s no holiday for your feet. Designer Christian Louboutin once sniffed: “People say I am the king of painful shoes but it is not my job to make something comfortable.” Well then — it’s ours ladies! To banish blisters and skip the pain and problems here are my sole-saving must haves:
Not your Dad’s shoe stretcher ! Foot Petals Stiletto Stretcher feminizes the old school model. Stretch shoes the night before a big event, especially new ones.
Footnote: always shop for shoes at the end of the day when feet are at their worst to get a true picture of how the dogs will perform under pressure.
Another step in the right direction …using good old-fashioned Chapstick to avoid blisters. Dab anywhere the shoes rubs your foot and it will slide instead of digging in. The New York City Rockettes give this method high kicks and high marks.
You might get thrown out of the office Christmas party for twerking but dry, cracked heels won’t show you the door thanks to Butter London’s Stiletto Stick Hydrating Heel Balm.
And when the party’s over … get your foot fit again with Yamuna’s Foot Wakers. Complete with a DVD workout, the idea here is to help strengthen, align and rebuild healthy foot function. Fix your feet and your whole body will benefit. Start by sitting to control the pressure and work toward standing on them. It hurts but not as much as wearing orthopedic shoes would hurt your fashion rep.