High heels have the magical power to make anyone feel confident, sexy and stylish, but wearing them often comes with a (painful) price. From blisters and aching feet to easily soiled suede and seemingly impenetrable new pairs of shoes, most fashion-loving folks simply accept the side effects of wearing heels. And while the fit can be worth it (sometimes), we’re here to say you don’t have to suffer for style. These genius hacks will sweep you off your sore feet to make wearing heels feel as good as they look.
Try the toe-tape trick to reduce pain
The proof is in the science: there’s a nerve that splits between those two toes, which causes pain when pressure is put on it (like when you wear heels). The tape helps to remove strain on the nerve.
How to break in a new pair of heels
How to clean dirt off suede
A blister godsend
Band-Aid Hydrocolloid Bandages for Heels, Amazon, $5.
The most comfortable kind of heels
Heal sore feet
How to prevent corns and calluses
Dr. Scholl’s Molefoam Padding, Amazon, $25.
A trick to make old heels look new
How to fix scratches on leather shoes
How to maximize comfort
Dr. Scholl's Stylish Step High Heel Insoles, $13.