5 High Heel Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

5 High Heel Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

via WhoWhatWear

via WhoWhatWear

Every woman I know has a love-hate relationship with high heels.  They love the way they look, but hate the way they feel (especially after walking about 100 meters…).  Here are 5 hacks that every woman should know to make walking in high heels a little bit easier.  As you read, feel free to browse Trends & Tribulations top high heel picks that you can finally be excited to wear!

Lucy Choi, $350, via ShoeScribe

Lucy Choi, $350, via ShoeScribe

Fendi, $1,050, via Nordstrom

Fendi, $1,050, via Nordstrom

1.

Tape your 3rd & 4th toes together using clear sticky or nude medical tape (count starting with the big toe out).

This trick helps to take pressure off the ball of the foot.  There is a nerve between these toes, and the tape helps to balance the weight by minimizing strain from shifting the weight forward.

Sophia Webster, $1,095, via Neiman Marcus

Sophia Webster, $1,095, via Neiman Marcus

2.

Apply fabric plasters on your feet.

Wear your new shoes around the house to find out where they rub uncomfortably around your feet.  Then, apply fabric plasters to those parts of your feet.  Soak your feet in water for a minute or two (with fabric plasters on your feet), then walk around the house in the shoes some more.  The wet plaster will expand and help to soften and stretch the shoe in those places.

Moschino, $650, via Shoescribe

Moschino, $650, via Shoescribe

3.

Use shoe cushions (or petals).

Shop foot petals here in all shapes and sizes to help provide a cushioning wherever your need it.

Charlotte Olympia, $850, via Shoescribe

Charlotte Olympia, $850, via Shoescribe

4.

Spray your feet with an aerosol deodorant.

Feet can often slip around in your high heels after wearing them for a bit, so spritzing them with aerosol deodorant before wearing can provide traction and ensure your feet stay in place.

Jeffrey Campbell, $130, via Urban Outfitters

Jeffrey Campbell, $130, via Urban Outfitters

5.

Choose a heel that crosses around the front of your foot.

 This will provide more support over your foot and around the heel and ankle.  Think of it as a “seatbelt” for your feet (awe!), if you will- it takes pressure off your feet, as they do not have to work so hard to hold the heel in place.  The Jeffrey Campbell ones (above) and Steve Madden pair (below) are chic options.

Steve Madden Raela, $109, via Steve Madden

Steve Madden Raela, $109, via Steve Madden

What do you think of these tips?  Will you try any of them?  Do you have any tips that you swear by?  Share in the comments section below!

xo

Advertisements

SHOE PORN THURSDAY

 

These Jeffrey Campbell boots called “Zoom” are definitely not for the faint of heart.  The clear glass in the heel adds to the unique sculpture effect- simply amazing.

What’s Trending: Studs and Spikes

Lately, studs and spikes have been everywhere on apparel and accessories, from the runway to the streets.  What’s more, they’re so easy to decorate your wardrobe with.  I recently bought some pyramid studs, and so far have studded a pair of shoes, the back of a pair of shorts, and the lapels of my favorite pink blazer.  I’m dreaming of the endless possibilities, and have been searching for more inspiration throughout the web.  Here are some of my favorite pieces:

Denim and studs are a perfect match.  Buy it here.

I love the how the studs give an edginess to a simple pair of white sneakers.  You can find ’em here.

Continue reading

SHOE PORN THURSDAY

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to my new kicks, two fresh and beautiful pairs of Jeffrey Campbells.  I found these yesterday at LF Stores on 5th Avenue (In case you didn’t hear, they are having their seasonal sale with 60% off everything!), and the blue ones happened to be the only ones in the store… And one lesson I have learned is that if the one-of-a-kind heel fits, buy it.  I love the phantom wedge, as well as the loafer-style flap.

Below are the Jeffrey Campbell Lindy Shoes.  I love the unique take on a saddle shoe, and am dreaming of the cute outfit combinations, like a striped button-up or a cute pair of cat-eye glasses.

What are your opinions on the shoes?

 

Wasteland’s Summer 2012 Lookbook: Tripped Out

Wasteland came out with an amazing Summer 2012 Lookbook, complete with fluorescent’s, floral prints and (of course) Jeffrey Campbells.  The Pink Hotel in California was the perfect place to embody the relaxed and fun vibe of summer.

Continue reading

United Ink Tattoo Convention: Street Style

This weekend I attended United Ink, a tattoo convention held in Long Island, and took some photos of the many gorgeous ladies with amazing style.