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Old 09-08-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Get a high heel shoe that is half a size bigger (for more toe room).

I live in an environment where stiletto type heels or thin heels are just impossible to get around in. So, I wear platform style heels or cork style heels. I can walk anywhere in them, just about.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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I am not sure what type of heels you are wearing so I am just going to cover everything I can think of to cover your post and the replies. Hope this helps.

Best height for heels is 2-2.5 inches. It's also what my foot doctor recommends. Thicker heel or wedge-no stiletto.

Shoes- Invest in really good shoes and cheaply made shoes. Yes, even some expensive shoes are cheaply made. Best to ask the top shoe repair/cobbler in your area. My cobbler continuously scratches his head a customers who spend $125 on crappy shoes that they won't wear past a year and baulk at spending more on a well made shoe that may cost more but will last forever if properly cared for. Stuart Weitzman is my favorite for work. Cole Haan (with Nike Air technolgy) is a close second.

For those with bony feet or little padding left on the balls of their feet (this is an age issue) there are several things you can do: 1. Use foot petals- they are wonderful!! I have not tried these because I hate needles but have read about them: 2. Botox- yep, they are using it there now so you are not in pain and 3. Collegen injections- supposedly will replump the balls of your feet.

Buy leather only and take to said cobbler and have them stretched in the appropriate places. The cobbler can actually sell you a great stretcher and customize it for your feet.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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Sofft makes great heels that are very comfortable to wear, even without inserts.

My heels are more comfortable for me than my flats. For some reason everytime I wear my cute flats I get horrible - and painful - blisters on the back of my heels. Ouch! And I can't buy a half-size bigger in flats because then they flop around and are even more uncomfortable to wear.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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When I wore heels while working in an office, I used to get Steve Madden 3-4'' pumps--really comfortable.
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