Most of us have sacrificed our comfort in order to show off shoes we adored. However, you shouldn't put yourself through pain just to look pretty. You can have both your health and your style as long as you go about it the right way. Here are a few simple ways to make your sandals and flip-flops feel more comfortable:
1. Buy Shoes with Arch Support
It's difficult to find flip-flops and sandals with arch support, but it is possible. So if your feet have been hurting, you should go on a search for footwear that won't cause you pain. With the internet, it's much easier to find clothing that fits your needs, so visit your good friend Google and see what he can do for you.
2. Apply Strips on the Bottom of Shoe Straps
There are special strips that you can apply to the bottom of your shoe straps to keep them from digging into the tops of your feet. That way, you won't be left with any red marks.
3. Apply Cushions to Your Insoles
Just like there are strips you can apply to your straps, there are also strips that you can apply to your insoles. They'll make your feet feel more relaxed, because it will give them some cushioning. That means it's less likely that you'll end up with blisters.
4. Avoid Embellishments That'll Irritate Skin
As pretty as flip-flops are when they have jewels glued to them and extra strings that wrap around your ankles, you should be wary of embellishments. You don't want them to end up poking into your skin and causing you unnecessary pain. Despite what you've been told, fashion isn't more important than comfort. If you hurt your feet too badly, you won't be able to fit into any of your favorite shoes.
5. Buy Shoes with Adjustable Straps
If you like the looks of shoes with straps, make sure that they're adjustable. That way, if you feel uncomfortable at any point during the day, you can loosen them, and if they start to slip off your feet you can tighten them.
6. Break Them in inside before You Step outside
You should walk around the house with your sandals just like you would with sneakers or flats. Sometimes, they'll feel uncomfortable until you break them in. However, if you wear them around the house for a while and they're still uncomfortable, you can bring them back. You didn't step outside yet, so you couldn't have ruined them.
7. Buy Shoes That Actually Fit Your Feet
The number one rule for buying shoes is to make sure that they fit properly. It doesn't matter how cute a pair of shoes is, because if they aren't wide enough or long enough for your feet, you're not going to be comfortable. Don't leave the store with a pair that killed you while you walked around the aisle for five minutes. If they were painful for such a short amount of time, they're going to be horrible when you wear them for an entire day.
Shoes can make or break your outfit, which is why you can never have too many pairs. Just make sure that they're all comfortable, so you don't end up with damaged feet. What do you do to make your sandals and flip-flops feel more comfortable?