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Part 3 – Shoes Glorious Shoes
Oh, I love shoes as much as the next woman. And when I was younger, the higher the heel better!
These days, I still ‘look’ at the higher the better because they are sooooo beautiful but I tend to only bring them out for special occasions.
In fact, I had to go onto YouTube to be reminded on how to elegantly walk in really high shoes before attending a big event.
Yes I know – can you believe that YouTube has that sort of information – but it was very helpful. This video which I found has had over 9 million views and has some great tips – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NsqfS1wU7M
According to https://www.whowhatwear.com.au/how-to-make-heels-comfortable – they say
“Despite the reigning popularity of sneakers and flats, high heels will always be around. And on occasions that do call for heels, you might as well maximise the comfort level in any way that you can.”
So if you’ve ever hobbled home after a long day or night in heels, this tip for how to make heels more comfortable is for you: Tape your third and fourth toes (counting from the big toe) together—we recommend nude medical tape for a low-profile look—to alleviate pain in the ball of your foot.
Sound crazy? Here’s the reasoning: There’s a nerve that splits between those two toes, which causes pain when pressure is put on it (aka when you wear heels). The tape removes strain on the nerve, allowing you to dance the night away. So go ahead and pick up a roll of tape (at $3, why not?), so you can now wear pain-free.
And let me tell you, I have tried it and it works!!!
But let’s get back to Shoes 101 – when going to an event – choose your shoes wisely. I know that seems to be a silly thing to say, but we girls tend to choose the shoes that match our outfit – right!
We need to be more mindful about the event we are going to. For example, if you are going to a networking event or any event that will require you to be standing for long periods of time – don’t wear stilettos, if you know you struggle with the pain in the balls of your feet.
Remember how I mentioned about how off-putting it is to watch a woman constantly adjust her clothing (underwear in particular), it is equally off-putting to see woman shifting from foot to foot due to pain, complaining about her shoes or taking them off altogether. Not exactly a professional look – if that’s what you were wanting to achieve. Just saying!
This article https://www.inc.com/molly-reynolds/research-shows-that-the-clothes-you-wear-actually-change-the-way-you-perform.html pulls everything together that I’ve been speaking about over the last few months.
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