Secrets, Tips, and Go-To Tricks?
Women are known to do crazy things in the name of fashion. Wearing sky high heels and dealing with the pain they cause is no exception. We've rounded up some of our favorite celebrities who just refuse to learn, or in some cases, have learned too late. First on our list is supermodel Kendall Jenner. When Elle Magazine recently asked about how she is able to spend long hours on the red carpet in sky-high stilettos, Kendall shared her "secret" to relieving her feet of the pain, “I switch off from one foot to another a lot, like this. [She crosses one foot behind the other in her now-signature pose.] You have to keep moving your feet! Next we have Today Show co-host, Hoda Kotb. Hoda was kind enough to share her somewhat outlandish "go-to" trick for making her heels more comfortable one morning during her Today segment. While filming, she slipped off her heel to show the audience the maxi pad that she had been hiding along the insole of the shoe, “If your shoes are hurting, you run to the drug store peel it [the maxi pad] and stick it in. I’m telling you, your shoes are so comfortable, it’s like a cushion and they don’t hurt.” Talk Show Host and TV Personality, Wendy Williams, has always been vocal about her own foot problems as well as her love for a certain red soled shoe designer. Just a couple of years ago she went on The Dr. Oz Show to answer audience questions and share her "tricks" for wearing high heels. Her best suggestions were to choose a shorter heel rather than a 5 inch skinny heeled pump and also to just save the heels for big events. She also shared that she herself wore flats to the set that day and wished she was still wearing them. Nicole Richie was interviewed by MTV and spoke about the pain of heels. Referencing her new spiked Christian Louboutin pumps, Richie admitted (with a smile on her face) to the pain, but like many who believe pain is beauty said, "They do hurt a little bit, but you gotta just work through it," she said. "They hurt, they hurt. But you get used to it!"
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 01: TV personality Nicole Richie attends Nicole Richie, Eric Buterbaugh and Nevena Borissova host Ryan Korban's "Luxury Redefined" on August 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ben Horton/Getty Images for Curve)[/caption] And lastly we have Victoria Beckham & Sarah Jessica Parker, who have run out of secrets, tips, and tricks. Both learned their lessons just a little to late, and on doctors recommendations, have had to give up heels. Beckham recently said, “I just can’t do heels any more. At least not when I’m working.” Sex in the City fashionista, SJP, whose character Carrie Bradshaw made Manolo Blahnik a house hold name, now is dealing with the consequences of running around in heels for over 10 years. After spraining her ankle on a movie set, she “went to a foot doctor and he said, 'Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there.... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there." She also now wears heels only for fancy events.
The moral of this story is that secrets, tips, and go-to tricks are just short-term solutions. In the long-term, the damage is still being done. If your shoe causes pain every time you wear it, don't "work through it" or "get used to it", put them back on the shelf and find a shoe that feels good AND looks good. They exist. They're out there. We swear!