Walk a mile in these Louboutins? Ha–maybe try a few steps. I have quite the love-hate relationship with heels. Purchasing a pair feels like a game of fashion Russian roulette; will you end up buying the right pair that will be kind to your feet? Or will you end up cursing the day you ever bought them as they collect dust in the far reaches of your closet? It’s a dangerous game, but thanks to some sage advice from fellow editors, my local cobbler, and a few veteran heel wearers, I’ve adopted a smarter approach to buying heels that have made my feet (and wallet) breathe a sigh of relief.
Say goodbye to blisters, swelling, and numbness–I’m passing on the knowledge and sharing the top five things you should know before buying your next pair of heels. Write them down, or right-click save to your notes so you’ll be primed and ready should the occasion arise. If you’re tired of heels ruining your feet too, keep reading ahead.