Keeping Your Feet Comfortable On A Night Out

I don’t know about all of you ladies out there but I am rubbish in heels, I’m happy to admit that I love the way they look but I just can not deal with them on. I try to wear heels for special occasions – although most of the time they’re big chunky heels – and even then I tend to moan that my feet ache after a small amount of time. I envy women who can wear stiletto’s and spend hours and hours on their feet in these types of shoes. Last month I went to one of my best friends’ hen parties and spent a lot of time on my feet so here are my top tips to keep your feet comfortable.

Take a pair of flats in your bag

If you are going to wear heels make sure you take a pair of flats with you, either a proper pair if your bag allows or some of the foldable ballet shoes which you can fold up in your handbag. The number of times I’ve left a bar/ club/ event and admitted defeat that there is no way I can manage another second in my heels and taken them off is crazy. I used to walk home barefoot from clubs in town to my flat and god knows what the floor underneath was covered in. My tights would end up black and I’d still hurt, but for other reasons. Taking flat shoes is a godsend when you can slip them on and carry your heels.

Put comfort supports in your shoes

The few times I do wear heels I absolutely have to put comfort supports in my shoes, and sometimes I even double up on them depending on the duration of my impending wear. Superdrug do a great selection of comfort supports and I’ve been trying out the Ball of foot cushions* and the Arch supports* as they target the areas which usually hurt me most. The arch supports help to reduce body fatigue meaning that your feet stop feeling heavy and sluggish but they also help support shock absorption which is you’re heavy footed like me is much needed.  The ball of foot cushions are designed to target foot pain in the sensitive areas of your feet and prevent blisters and calluses from forming. I’m pretty lucky in the fact that I don’t have any due to limited heel wear but I know my mum can suffer pretty badly from them. I wore both of these over the hen party weekend and while I didn’t wear my heels all the time my feet were in a lot less than pain than you’d usually be in. The new range from Superdrug have been revamped so that the materials used have a ‘like-new’ performance meaning that they maintain up to 98% of their original thickness and performance during the life of your shoes which is insane. I remember I used to have gel pads in heels when I was a teen and I’d always need to change them as they’d go thin and ineffective.

Don’t be afraid to wear flats

I’ve got to the age now where I don’t feel I have to wear heels all the time and I’ll rarely ever be the odd one out if I choose to wear heels. Your feet can still hurt standing up all day – especially if you’re dancing – in flats so don’t be afraid to wear them. If you’re just not feeling the high heels remember you don’t have to wear them. Flats can look just as pretty and if they leave you feeling more comfortable then it’s a win.

Do you wear heels or do you prefer flats?
April 20, 2017
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23 Comments

  • Reply Ayesha Farhad

    I haven’t worn heels since a whole year! The last time I wore them, i had to walk through the Canary wharf station, trying to locate my friends for a whole hour! Will have to invest these since I miss wearing heels!

    April 21, 2017 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Jessica Wilby

    I’m not going to lie, I’m one of those gross people that takes their shoes off on the way home. I’ve never seen the arch support cushions though! I only knew about the toe cushions. I will definitely have to give them a go.

    April 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply danasia

    I recently bought a bunch of cute heels, but they’re killing my feet. I definitely need to get those arch support pads!

    April 21, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Sadly, I can no longer wear heels. Using these arch support cushions and bringing a pair of flats in your bag is excellent advice for those who are still wearing heels x

    April 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Healthy & Psyched

    I haven’t seen those arch supports before, they look interesting. I used to wear heels every day when I was in sixth form, but now I hardly ever do just because it seems like so much effort haha! Also I like to walk to work and that wouldn’t be happening in heels!

    April 21, 2017 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply everinmay

    when I think about being a teenager I can’t believe I used to wear high heels everywhere, even to college! Now I live in flats and can barely walk in heels lol, I do have some heeled boots and I never wear them because I’m worried about sore feet so I will definitely be giving these a try! 🙂 xx

    April 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    Those arch supports might be just what i’m looking for, what great timing. I might get some of those to wear with my flats.

    April 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Anna Nuttall

    I went out over the xmas period and people was looking at me like I was weird when I went into a bar wearing trainer. Truthfully I didn’t care if my dress and trainer didn’t go – I just wanted to be comfortable. Moral of the story: always think of your feet first – they will thank you later. xx

    April 22, 2017 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Lynne Harper

    The burn of wearing heels is unbearable at times, thank goodness i dont do it often anymore. But these look exactly like something that i need for rare nights out, thanks for the tip x

    April 23, 2017 at 10:16 am
  • Reply shoshana sue

    I can run in heels haha. But I agree with you, not everyone can stay in stilettos all day and really it wonderful that you do rock chunky heels. I am in complete agreement with the comfort support, they are life changer lol.
    I do wear flats every now and then but my feet hurt so haha. They are used to the stiletto torture.

    April 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I had some of these on my wedding day and they were essential to not being in pain all day.

    April 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I used to insist on wearing heels when I was younger and always ended up regretting it within about an hour! Now I much prefer flats over heels x

    April 23, 2017 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    My mummy prefers flats but loves how her legs look in heels. Wedges are a good option. She usually sneaks flats in a bag then her feet don’t ruin the night x

    April 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I actually have a bad foot at the moment because of a second degree burn but for work I have to wear heels and the pain is unbelievable. The cushions would be great it might ease the pain a bit x

    April 23, 2017 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    I know from experience how important it is to be comfortable in your shoes when you’re out at night. These cushions look very good!

    April 24, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Rachael Phillips

    Some great tips! I have to admit, I never wear heels anymore. I MUCH prefer to be comfortable

    April 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Candice Nikeia

    I love these tips. My feet always hurt after a couple of hours in heels. I like the idea of bringing flats.

    April 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    I love these tips as I really struggle wearing heels for any length of time. I think the idea of the arch supports is a great one as that is where I suffer a lot. I tend to wear flats most of the time due to not being comfy so these are worth a go!

    April 24, 2017 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Im wearing heels a lot more than I used to these days so definitely need something like these to keep my feet feeling comfortable xxx

    April 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply mydreamality

    I used to be able to wear heels for nights out and even for work and not bat an eyelid. Now I definitely prefer flats, but it’s good to have a bit of back up support for the occasions where you must wear them.

    April 25, 2017 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Hayley

    I have flat feet so heels can sometimes be really uncomfortable for me, I’ll have to try these out!

    April 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Musings of a tired mummy...zzz

    I used to live in heels but since having kids and never knowing when you might have to chase after them, flats are essential!

    April 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    I wear my vans most nights out, even with LBDs 🙂 haha
    comfort first!

    April 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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