The Ultimate Guide to Wearing High Heels

Here’s The Ultimate Guide To Getting Back Into Stilettos - Feat. The Carousel

As featured on Carousel.com Emily gives her tips and tricks on how to get back into high heels following a hiatus including #WFH and maternity leave.  To build high heel stamina, following a proactive conditioning strategy is key. This will not only prevent a foot and ankle blow out, but will have your pins in ship-shape. 
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How to emerge from COVID-19 fitter, stronger and avoid injuries along the way.

With studios, gyms and pools closed and exercise among the few legitimate reasons people are allowed to venture out of the house, you only need to look around at local parks and running tracks to see the spike in people engaging in running-based exercise.  

Whilst our body relies on exercise and movement to maintain metabolic function, postural strength, conditioning and mental health, it is particularly important during this time to employ simple strategies to create a sustainable exercise routine and avoid injury setbacks.

During this time, it is essential that you uplevel your self-management strategies.

HOW YOUR FAVOURITE SHOES ARE MESSING WITH YOUR POSTURE - FEAT. BODY + SOUL

HOW YOUR FAVOURITE SHOES ARE MESSING WITH YOUR POSTURE - FEAT. BODY + SOUL

 Photo: @elle_ferguson/@chiaraferragni So, you wore those show-stopping stilettos over the weeken...
3 SAVVY TIPS TO PREVENT HIGH HEEL PAIN & BE RACE-READY THIS SPRING RACING CARNIVAL

3 SAVVY TIPS TO PREVENT HIGH HEEL PAIN & BE RACE-READY THIS SPRING RACING CARNIVAL

A Cinderella-eque stiletto is the ultimate fairytale shoe story. We all search for it, but rarely find that perfect on-trend gem that fits like a glove, is the perfect heel height AND feels like a dream. {Our bonus tip #1? If you find it.... buy one in every colour!}

In reality, stylistic license usually trumps fit and function, making it difficult to find a staple piece that ticks all the boxes. Knowing your feet (actual size and width), heel height boundaries and trouble spots (boney prominences and commonly rubbed areas) can make ruling shoes in or out a far less painful task for your feet and your purse.

Most of us have one foot slightly bigger and/or wider than the other, so dressing the larger foot is first and foremost. Natural materials (like soft leather or suede) may have some room for error for a wide foot, however seams, or materials such as patent leather or synthetic, will prevent a shoe from stretching. The golden rule? A snug not tight fit is best, ensuring all parts of the foot is carried by the sole of the shoe (yep, no foot overhang ladies).  

3 High Heel Hacks from a Heel-lovin' Podiatrist

3 High Heel Hacks from a Heel-lovin' Podiatrist

Not to get too medical here, but ill-fitting shoes not only have you limping in pain for weeks after wearing them, they can cause a number of those nasty foot deformities your grandma complains of, including hammertoes and bunions… Yikes! 

So that you can safely stalk when the clearance sales call your name, follow these golden rules to a ensure a Cinderella-eque fit:

1. Make sure that they fit right from the start. If they don't feel right, they probably ain't right. 

2. The shoe should form a snug, but not a tight fit in the forefoot and heel areas. Resist squeezing your foot into a style or size hoping it will stretch or that already shows signs of pinching.

3. Equally, avoid a style or size too large that is sloppy on your foot where you need to grip your toes to just hold on. Simple hack to know? Sit down in a chair and swing your leg without gripping your toes - if it stays on your foot it's a winner!   
The scientific reasons why some women shine & some struggle wearing heels.

The scientific reasons why some women shine & some struggle wearing heels.

BIO

I am a pioneering podiatrist who is passionate about empowering women to be fearless in attitude, effortlessly chic and confident in their heels. My expertise is nested in human mechanics and women’s footwear with a personal mission to make it safer and more comfortable for women to enjoy wearing high heels. Through my blended love of science and fashion, I have uncovered the unknown source of high heel pain and engineered a dynamic insole range that provides luxurious comfort and unique support for all types of women’s footwear. Check out www.emilybraidwood.com for more information.