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Oh, how we suffer for fashion. A recent survey found out that nearly 43% women would wear a shoe they thought looks nice, even if it's not really comfortable. High heels have always walked the 'no-pain-no-gain' style maxim. Cue in Victoria Beckham's well-chronicled struggles with bunions all because of her 6-inch heels. For a person who once claimed, "She can't concentrate in flats," even Posh Spice has finally stepped down to flats. If you have to wear high heels try these style hacks.
Choose the right fit : If you are new to heels, start with platforms. If you want to start off on stilettos, take your time choosing the right fit. Tape your toes: Before going out, tape your third and fourth toes together using clear tape. This takes the pressure off the ball of the foot.
Mind the sweat : Moisture can cause ankle straps to slip and slide, use an antiperspirant or baby powder on your feet.
Sandpaper the sole : For extra grip, especially on new shoes, sandpaper the sole gently. Key word: gently.
Stretch 'em out : Put on thick woollen socks and stuff your feet into the shoes. Now aim a hair dryer at areas that pinch.
Cushion your feet : Use insoles, foot petals or place cotton balls under your toes for padding.
Break them in : Don't keep your shoes crisp and new till the day when you first decide to wear them. Try them on at home. A thumb rule for heels is: never do it for more than two days at a stretch.

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