This Helped Me Stay Pain Free in Heels

I subscribe to the wisdom of crowds, so here I am. I use the past tense in the title because I don’t have to do this anymore as I now have my own brand of shoes. But I digress…

I have spent the past 20 years in heels almost every single day.

And no, I am not a masochist nor do I have a high threshold for pain. I have not developed bunions, my toes are not deformed, I have no corns, hard skin or callouses either. My shoes don’t hurt.

The answer?? Comfortable high-heeled shoes that also look fab! And no, that’s not a contradiction in terms because if they were not comfortable when I got them, I customize them to make them work for me. I make sure that my feet stay healthy.


(Examples of my customised shoes)

I buy shoes that are well made and with reasonably good quality materials. I want the things I buy to last as I confess that I do not belong to the throw away society. And yes, you guessed it, I therefore do not follow fashion. Instead I buy many pairs of the same collection if the shoes work well for me like this collection. Then I may not need to buy shoes for another year or two.

So, to reiterate, what kept me pain free in my heels is really making wise choices when shoe shopping. For example, I may buy several pairs of the same structure if the design works for me on several levels, customizing shoes to perfect the fit or colour, and really sticking to my own style and not bothering about what the latest trends are. In the photo above, I changed the colour of the ankle boot from black to tan because I needed some tan ankle boots. I did it myself!

If you are a kindred spirit and you have stories about shoes that you would like to share, please do so below. I may have some tips for you so that you continue to stay in your heels if you so desire. Do you have a question for me?

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6 thoughts on “This Helped Me Stay Pain Free in Heels

  1. Kemi says:

    What a great read. I’ve got to get away from this “throw away” culture and invest in some good shoes too — cheap heels are making my feet hurt! For many women, it’s so typical for us to walk inside a store and see a pair of great-looking shoes. The price makes you feel as though you’ve got a good deal, so you make the purchase. Except no too long after you realize the soles of your feet are burning, esp. the balls of your feet! Your poor toes are being squeezed so tight, and every step gets to be a bit painful. Of course none of us remember it feeling this way at the store (for the 55% markdown price, we’re willing to ‘forget’ a lot!). Looking forward to seeing your shoes!


    1. cclifestyleblog says:

      Hey Kemi, You are so right. Many people are seduced into buying shoes (or anything else for that matter) because of lower prices. My guiding principle here is that I usually will not buy an item on sale unless it is something that I would also want to buy for its original price. I mean that I only buy those things that wow me when they were not on sale. While I welcome the reduced price, it is certainly not the main deciding factor for me. The problem is though that the things I like are usually sold out and never make it to the sales or if they do my size is no longer available. Hey, but sometimes I get lucky and find things I really love on sale. Sure thing, I will keep you posted.


    1. cclifestyleblog says:

      Thank you very much for your comments. I agree that we will get on very well because we both recognise that we have to make smart investments which can be used for a long time and not tossed in to the garbage pile for the next flimsy thrill. Thanks for the follow. I am following you too.


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