Thursday, February 25, 2016

4 Tips to Keep Your Feet Comfortable

grey tee, red boyfriend cardigan, plaid scarf, cognac boots
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Working in the schools I am on my feet quite a bit. As a speech pathologist I am constantly back and forth getting students or on my feet in their classrooms. With all that time on my feet, it does not matter if I am in heels, boots, or flats, there are days where my feet and legs are in pain at the end of the day! I've figured out some tips to help my feet stay more comfortable that I am sharing today.


grey tee, red boyfriend cardigan, plaid scarf, cognac boots

1. Try leather or suede shoes. These mold to your feet and wear better. They are more expensive up front, but far more comfortable and last longer as well! Scuffs or small scratches can also be fixed with a leather shoe that can't with a man-made material.

grey tee, red boyfriend cardigan, plaid scarf, cognac boots

2. Don't lock your knees or pop your hips! I have had knee issues for a couple years that ended up with surgery and then physical therapy this last fall. One thing my physical therapist recommended is for me to stop popping my hip and locking my knees when standing. It puts all the stress of your weight on your ligaments. When you don't do that, the muscles take your weight.

grey tee, red boyfriend cardigan, plaid scarf, cognac boots

3. Wear heels sparingly. I wear heels maybe twice a week. And my heels are all 3 inches or lower for work. That is a height I know is comfortable for me all day. Any higher and it would hurt. You need to find your sweet spot for heel height and how often you wear them.

grey tee, red boyfriend cardigan, plaid scarf, cognac boots
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4. Get yourself a good insert! This is huge. Even avoiding heels and wearing flats can hurt your feet if the flats are not supportive. A good way to solve that is to purchase a quality shoe insert that you can place into any shoe you wear to add support and cushion. I have been using Hydrofeet inserts and absolutely love them. 

Hydrofeet Insoles are filled with a vegetable-based, pharmaceutical-grade, FDA-approved glycerin and unlike rubber, gel, or foam inserts. Hydrofeet Insoles last longer, and were found to have 50 times the viscosity and strength of regular insoles! They honestly feel like you are walking on water and I notice a difference especially in my heels and arches. You can purchase them on amazon here. Hydrofeet inserts offer better stability, and less impact for your feel They help prevent or address common foot problems such as sore, tired feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, knee, hip, and back pain, heel spur, heel pain, corns and calluses, and poor blood circulation.

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27 comments:

  1. Not locking your knees and popping your hips is one I never thought of! It makes sense! I love the red on you! This is such a cute, classic look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. Great tips! I need to check out Hydrofeet! Could use these in many of my shoes. ;0

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  3. Great tips! I need some inserts for my flats! And of course looking gorgeous per usual! Love the red!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  4. These are great ideas. I've never thought of not hip popping or locking my knees.

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  5. I use inserts for my running shoes, but I should get some for some of my flats as I feel they have no support! I always try to not lock my knees when I am standing, too!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing these tips. Red looks great on you

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  7. Thanks for sharing your tips - insoles are great, I've been adding some cushions to my heels and it's makes such a difference!
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  8. Like your scarf and hair :)
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    Maria V.

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  9. The colours in this outfit are so pretty! I've also been told that locking my hips/knees is a bad habit, but I always find myself doing it anyway!

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  10. All great tips - I agree with the leather/suede for shoes. I know when I am going to walk a lot - if I don't wear flat shoes, I will end up with blisters and pain!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds
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  11. I agree that wearing heels sparingly really helps! I went from wearing heels 7 days a week to wearing flats almost every day after my knee injury I definitely see heels as more of a special occasion thing now rather than everyday, and my knee is much better for it!

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  12. Good tips, but... heels is no confortable and for me, it may be no exist, ok, but if we have heels, hight heels, people treat us with more respect. Do not you noticed that? So, its depend of our work, but heels sometimes is profitable :) Suffer our feet

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  13. love the red cardi with the plaid! i am the worst at locking my knees. my whole familydoes it, a friend pointed out to me once.

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  14. Great tips. I wear heels a few times a month but practically live in flats or boots so these would be great soles.
    Rachel xo
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  15. Great post and tips on how to keep our feet comfortable, and these soles seem ideal!
    Thank you for sharing :)
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  16. Great tips! I never knew about #2. I often pop out my hop when standing for a long time. I'll have to try to not do that. And those inserts look so comfortable!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  17. These are great tips, and things that I had no idea about (like the knee locking and hip popping... who knew? those sound like dance moves...). Also, those inserts sound great. My job right now involves a lot of sitting (which is sometimes even worse!) but they would be good to keep in mind for days I'm going to be walking around a lot.

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  18. Good Tips! I didn't know that about your hips... mine kind of do that naturally. I love wearing heels too, and since I don't walk a ton for work I try to justify it. Love your outfit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  19. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  20. I had no idea you are a speech pathologist. One of my sons has speech delay and we owe lots to speech pathologist to his progress. It has also been a lot of work for us but it's great seeing the results. Now it'S time to get the school to do their part as the health system transfers him to the school system when they turn 5 (he will be 5 at the end of year). Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/02/26/perfectly-toned-legs/

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  21. I had no idea you are a speech pathologist. One of my sons has speech delay and we owe lots to speech pathologist to his progress. It has also been a lot of work for us but it's great seeing the results. Now it'S time to get the school to do their part as the health system transfers him to the school system when they turn 5 (he will be 5 at the end of year). Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/02/26/perfectly-toned-legs/

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  22. Great tips, Laura! Hyper extending my knees is a big one for me too. I have to constantly remind myself to knock it off. Thank you for sharing these!

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  23. Great layered, winter look and tips! I do wear heels pretty much every day during the week, but I am mostly behind a desk. I need to check out these inserts - they sound really comfortable. Thanks for linking up.

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  24. I will have to look more into these insoles. I wear heels pretty much 5 days a week.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  25. I am 100% with you on tip 3 and 4 and I had no idea about tip #2 so that is great advise. How have I not tried one of my plaid blanket scarves (which has red on it) with a red cardigan yet? Such a great look with yours.

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