Still dreaming about those sky-high stilettos you passed by at the mall? Don’t be afraid to take them home. These days, there are lots of innovative ways to alleviate the pain and discomfort from wearing high heels that are both discreet and affordable.
Consider a pair of slim insoles made of gel or foam that gently absorbs ball-of-foot pressure and shock when standing. They can even be worn in a sandal since they can barely be detected.
Pain relief can also be achieved with simple cushions that can be placed in the front of the shoe for shock absorption. Or, a back-of-heel cushion can help prevent heels from slipping forward and out of the shoe.
Here, FN has curated a range of cushions and insoles to address your individual needs.
Bringsine Velvety Insole
Soft gel surrounds the painful areas at the heel and ball-of-foot by transferring pressure from the foot to the cushion.
Bringsine velvety insole.
Buy: Bringsine Velvety Insole $15
Chambellan High Heel Cushion Inserts
These support pads slip into the heel of the shoe mold to the shape of the foot and help eliminate shock and vibration from walking.
Chambellan high heel cushion inserts
Buy: High Heel Cushion Inserts $13
Foot Petals Technogel Heavenly Heel
A back-of-heel cushion helps