I don't think I can last 30mins straight on them.
How do you make them more comfortable?
Are your feet sore by the time you get home?
I need advice so I can wear them longer without pain.
I recently got some of those insoles for high heels...man do they make a difference. I wear heels for random outtings like the grocery shopping, going to the mall etc and I would start bitching after like 30 min of walking lol. I've had to stop and buy flats/tennis shoes/sandals on many occasions just because I was in so much pain. I decided to try those insoles and I can now walk around for a many hours with no problems. I wear the huge 5 inch or higher platform pumps too
Here's a great old thread that has some great advice...
The general consensus is good shoes and building the height over time.
The brand of the shoe is important to me. I can wear Nine West heels all day and night without a second thought. They just fit my feet right, fit better the more you wear them, and have great longevity. I actually have a pair of peep toed pumps that I got .... oh wow.... 14 years ago? They still look in fabulous condition and are just cozy as anything. Granted I have had three foot surgeries and the shoes have needed some padding in places, but they are still my go-to shoe.
Another great brand for me is Aerosoles, especially for boots.
I can pretty much tell right away if a pair of shoes is going to work for me or not. Trying them on in the store gives me a good indication. Wearing at home for an hour is the final test of truth. I don't think I've returned a pair of shoes in a while. And that's a good thing!!
i would def. try the in-soles. I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this already but wearing heels every day all day is actually pretty bad for your back :-/ if you don't really have to wear them, i would try staying away. OR at least get a heel with the pedestal platform (less strain on the back). or even a wedge (without the cork, cuz that really dresses it down). <3TZ
I can't really wear heels all day (dress code) but I will tell you do not go to a wild dance party and dance in heels. It gives you the worst blisters!!! I wore stilettos to my middle school graduation dance - worst idea I've ever had in my life! Couldn't walk right for three days XD
There are gel soles like Dr. Scholls that make heels more comfortable to be in for long periods of time.
I just bought my first pair of platform braided-wedge heel sandals this week at Marshall's. They are black & gold animal print with a peep toe. I have no other shoe that is even remotely close in style to these OR as high in height (4" heel with 1" platform). In the store, they felt like I could wear them all day and night. We'll see how it goes--I'm planning on wearing them Sunday for my anniversary!!