April’s Secrets: Feet Killin’ You? We Call it Shoe-Icide
By April Parnell, Manicure and Pedicure Extraordinare
It’s no secret us females love our heels. Stilettos, wedges, kitten heels, pumps – you name it, we most likely own a pair (or 6). Shoe-icide, as we like to call it, is an all-too common occurence for females who want to strut down the street in those sky-high heels. We may look good, but the pain is undeniable.
Sure, stepping out in that little black dress and those heels on a Friday night can make heads turn and boost our self esteem past that of Beyonce. But at the end of the night, when we are wobbling home in pain – is it really worth it?
The shoes we own are beautiful and represent so much of our attire, but that pain, that soreness can’t be a good sign. So what are these ‘need-to-have’ shoes really doing to our feet? Minus the obvious ankle sprains and chronic pain, ultra high heels force feet in a position that causes stress to the ball of the foot and also causes a painful knot on the back of the heel called “Pump Bump.”
If you’re dying to stop the shoe-icide, here are some helpfil tips:
- • I recommend going lower. 5 inch heels aren’t really ALL that necessary, are they? The recommended height is no higher than 2 inches – even those should be worn in moderation.
- • Try shoe-inserts. Inserts help with mild foot pain and heel pads provides cushioning for achy heels.
But the shoes make the outfit!
If you’re one of those women who just can’t say no to heels, go ahead and wear those beloved Christian Louboutins – just be cautious of the effects they may on your little piggly wigglys in the future.
- Make sure the shoe bends at the toe box
- Make sure there is sufficient arch support
- Choose a chunky heel that is less than 2 inches
- Pamper yourself! Call Jamachi and schedule an express pedicure or foot treatment to revive your tired little feet and brighten up your toenails with perfect Summer colors! Call 301-585-0888