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Old 08-09-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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I love wearing heels to work but I walk a lot while there. My feet get cut and marked and sometimes very uncomfortable. I have seen various products to put between the foot and the shoe to provide comfort.

Does anyone use these? Do you recommend a specific one? Do you wear heels and are they comfortable for you?
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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I always get a half size larger, then use cushy insoles. It really seems to help.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I also make sure the shoes are on the large size. I also find boots work really well if at all possible. I think they give a bit more support. I also bring some Clark shoes with me and slip them on for a bit if my feet are feeling a bit in need of a rest and nobody really notices
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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I've been using gel insoles in a size larger shoe. If you use them with your regular size, it will feel too tight. Also, they have these little pads for corns. I don't have corns but they keep from my pinky toe hurting when I wear pointy toe shoes. Its a shame that beauty can be soo painful.

PS: Kick of your shoes while at your desk. I used to wear slippers that squeeked when I walked at my old job :-)
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:44 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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No heels for this gal! I fractured my ankle once and it never healed properly; if I put on heels my ankle and entire foot will immediately swell to twice it's size and it becomes very very painful. I have to wear shoes with good support but I must remain flat on my feet.

I don't know how you ladies do it! I find heels so uncomfortable and nonfunctional.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:47 AM
 
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Wearing heels everyday is not good for your feet or your back. Keep it to a minimum. If you want to keep them casual, wear them with jeans and a flowy t-shirts but you can also wear flats.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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I love wearing heels to work but I walk a lot while there. My feet get cut and marked and sometimes very uncomfortable. I have seen various products to put between the foot and the shoe to provide comfort.

Does anyone use these? Do you recommend a specific one? Do you wear heels and are they comfortable for you?
I usually get the gel inserts for the balls of my feet. I tried the Insolia inserts but didn't notice any difference. I definitely agree with the others that going a half size bigger helps.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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The insoles don's help me too much unfortunately.

I find it depends on the heels. I have some that KILL my feet and others, even 4-5 inches that are fine and comfortable. Michael Kors and Sam Edelman high heel shoes are made better in my opinion, and provide more comfort and support.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:04 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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I gave up all my heels over 3" when I turned 35 - now it's nothing over 2 - 2 1/2" for me. I have almost no padding on the balls of my feet - same for the heels.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:47 AM
 
Location: CA
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If I am wearing heels and I know I'll be doing a lot of walking, then I bring along a spare pair of ballet flats. I wear those for the walk, then may switch back to my heels.
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