If you’ve ever worn high heels, you will surely know the pain that they can be associated with. Though an excellent style choice, all too many high heels are uncomfortable to walk in and this can make wearing them a miserable experience. Indeed, it often seems to be the case that people need to make a decision between either style or comfort—but this shouldn’t need to be the case in modern society! Thankfully, not all high heels fit into this category of one or the other—in fact, a lot of modern heels are being made with more emphasis placed on comfort than it was once. This means that you can wear heels without having to end up in excruciating agony at the end of the night—but only if you choose the right pair of heels for your needs! And, after all, even in our modern world not all heels are created equally. Why Do High Heels Hurt So Much? High heels can be incredibly painful to wear for many people, and this means that lots of people have to choose between style and comfort. But what actually is it that makes high heels so uncomfortable to wear compared to other shoes? There are actually a range of different reasons as to why high heels can be uncomfortable. Sometimes, high heels can be uncomfortable because they aren’t being worn right and so too much pressure is being placed on parts of the foot that aren’t used to excessive pressure. After all, our bodies weigh a lot, and so walking right is essential to avoid pain! However, there are other reasons which can also make shoes uncomfortable. One such reason is that the shoes themselves are poorly designed. Heels which don't offer postural support won’t be able to properly support you, and this will mean you need to compromise on how you stand and walk in order to not fall out of the shoes! Furthermore, another key issue that people face is the thickness of the heel. Heels that are too thin will offer next to no support, and this will mean that you will be wobbling as you stand. Indeed, very few people are actually able to walk gracefully (or comfortably) in stilettos; a slightly thicker heel which offers stability is far more comfortable and stylish than ending up with your face on the floor because you’ve fallen over! How to Choose Heels That are Genuinely Comfortable! As we’ve already pointed out, there are many reasons as to why you might struggle to walk in high heels. If you believe this to be a problem that you face, check out our top tips for choosing high heels below: ?Choose a thicker heel—thin heels are hard to stand on, and in some cases, they can even snap under too much pressure! Thicker heels are far more stable. Ideally, choose a wedge heel; if not, try to choose one which is stable and strong. ?Try to choose leather material—the wrong material for your heels will rub against your skin painfully, but leather heels are far less painful! ?Support the right areas—sometimes, people choose a “stylish” heel and compromise on support for the key areas of your foot. Make sure the shoes you choose will provide support for the heels of your foot, as well as for the ball and the arches of each foot. This will help to keep the shoes comfortable. ?Wrong size—a big issue with high heels is that they are too big or are otherwise too narrow/wide around the foot. Choose a shoe that first snugly without rubbing for optimal comfort!