Those who live in Dhaka city OR acquainted with the roads of Dhaka (specially footpaths) will attest to my theory that it is almost impossible to walk in heels all day here.
Due to the discomfort & extra effort we have to put when we wear high heels, some of us reserve the sky-high heels only for special occasions or parties. For day to day running errands, bring on the flats and comfy low heel ones!
WHY THE PAIN?
|Don’t you just love these babies!|
Because high heels mean putting extra effort in the Calf muscles..it is like a mini work-out! Wearing high heels can stiffen up the muscle causing pain and discomfort for the next 1-2 days- this phenomenon is called “Heel Hangover”.
Actually the truth is, the less you wear high heels, the more uncomfortable you will feel after wearing one.
If you buy an expensive & drool-worthy shoe and wear it on your dirty & unkept feet with chipped nails- it is just sad! Have a quick look at my previous article on how to do at-home pedicure.
Try getting used to heels by wearing low to mid length ones. Choose thicker or low heel shoes if you are a beginner. In this way your feet & your body will get accustomed with it.
|Soak feet in warm water|
Sometimes the pain can be severe and there may be swelling & blisters. In that case, you can take a pain-killer, BUT DO CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.
If the pain is too much for the next day, give your feet a break and wear a flat one. You can alternate high & low heels and flat shoes this way.
Pretty high-heel shoes give us a certain confidence along with a touch of sensuality. BUT to the flat-lover ladies like me, don’t feel disappointed. Choose your shoes according to your own style & personality and you will become unstoppable!
|My shoe for the wedding ceremony!|