Those shoes look inviting, don’t they? So sleek, shiny, and can fulfill any girly fashion desire. This is the fun stuff that a female can look forward to. There are more than looks that can make you a shoe goddess, it’s accepting, and understanding how to treat your body as well. We do desire to look hot, or feel pretty in sweet heels. But we are also killing our backs. We will get to that much later.
It can also make us emotional. Have you ever thrown a show at someone in anger, or in general (Don’t lie).
Those who will admit this action are in good company as Emma Thompson tossed her red-soled black Christian Louboutin during the Golden Globes in 2014. You might have done this like her, while holding a martini.
“I've taken my heels off as a feminist statement really, because why do we wear them? They're so painful. And pointless, really," Thompson reportedly said.
“You know, I really would like to urge everyone to stop it. Just stop it. Don’t wear them anymore.
You just can't walk in them, and I’m so comfortable now.” The shoe goddess is honest and can admit she has limitations, which makes her even more powerful and charming, like Emma.
Even designer Christian Louboutin doesn’t want people to look at his shoes with contempt. “I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, ‘Oh my God! They look so comfortable!’”
Here are six practical tips for the shoe goddess. Yes, practical, too.
1. What works for you? Some people are not happy or comfortable in heels, they don’t feel like themselves. That’s totally fine for the shoe goddess, she feels powerful in her own skin. There’s no wrong way. If wearing fancy footwear isn’t your thing, cool. But to those who love how a pair of shoes makes them feel, even empowered, or elegant that is just as great.
2. Some shoe facts: Men were the first were heels, it is true! This was considered a social standing in Persia. Personal diplomats wore heels to help them remain on their horses. Sorry gals, men rocked these first. A well-heeled man was a wealthy dude, and celebrated as such in the 1500s. By the 1800s this faded, and women took over the trend.
3. Knowing limitations is a key in being a smart goddess. Over time wearing heels can cause arthritis in the knees, wreak havoc on the back, and can cause feet to swell. Find a shoe that works for you, and a design that won’t damage your feet. You can have safety without damaging the body and your tootsies. WebMd shared that “In addition to restricting the foot, you are also increasing the weight on the area that is restricted, so you're not only crushing your toes, but you're crushing them and then putting weight on them, and that's a problem.” Sounds pretty soul crushing, but we know this won’t stop you goddess.
4. Know your feet. Get educated. Go up at least a half size when you go shopping, and shop in the afternoon experts recommend. Going in the morning will not give you a true size. Avoid thin and go for a wedged shoe reported Stylecaster. “Thin soles will almost always give you pain on the bottom of your foot. You want a thicker sole or a little bit of a platform, which will offset some of the pressure when you’re walking. A rubbery kind of material will absorb that pressure.”
5. Always keep a pair of flats in the car. Walking in heels for long periods can do a number on the back. A goddess can look fabulous and be smart. Stacy Barrows is a physical therapy doctor. She gave sage advice on what to do after wearing heels on the Huff Post.
“When you are done wearing your heels, spend a few minutes giving yourself a foot massage. Use a tennis ball and massage under your foot in a few different directions. This not only helps loosen muscles and fascia, but can also improve the sensitivity of the sole of your foot for better balance.”
6. Make them comfy. Buy over the counter heel insoles for extra padding. This will help feet from slipping inside the shoe. After a night on the town soak feet Effervescent Foot Soak. This can be bought at Bath and Body Works for $15. After a long day massage your feet and elevate your legs above your head.
With the above tools and some common sense, the goddess can conquer the world without sore or painful feet. Sporty, chic, or glamorous—look out world, here she comes, like a fairy tale.
“I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end,” said actress Amy Adams.
That's true Amy, it is all about the shoe and how it makes you feel. A prince would be cool, too.