"Generally, heels help improve our appearance making us look more attractive but investing in the right heels gives you that confident glow you need. When we choose sophistication over elegance or comfortable shoes we expose ourselves to great discomfort".
By Enaraosowo Odigha
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2023
Omawumi a newly employed marketer at Finesse Global, a top furniture company in the city of Lagos has spent the last week planning her slay on her first day at work. She had fantasized about this day way before, she had gone for the interview. Being a fashion lover, she purchased nude red bottoms six inches pumps as a gift for her win. "The goal is to look sexy and confident, my nude red bottoms is the best man for the job,” she said to herself. She thought of how good she will look, how elegant she will walk, and how her entire aura will exude confidence. Unfortunately, it didn't go as she had planned. Arriving at her new place of work, her first day was a completely different scenario than the one she had envisioned. She had so much walking around to do. Her office was a long walk away from the car park so before she got into her office she was already exhausted from the walk.
Between the long walk from the park and all the various meetings she had to attend, Omawumi was worn out before noon which affected her entire mood. Her attempt to mask her pain underneath her smile failed. Her facial expressions sent the wrong messages.
Just like Omawumi, we have all been at the place where we want to rock the most sophisticated heels without considering if it is the best fit for the occasion. We all experience that desire of wanting and, even taking steps to purchase a shoe just because we are so impressed with how the shoe looks. We decide to buy it even though we know fully well that it will cause discomfort. Generally, heels help improve our appearance making us look more attractive but investing in the right heels gives you that confident glow you really need. When we choose sophistication over elegance or comfortable shoes we expose ourselves to great discomfort. Most times these heels could leave us in much pain that it affects our charisma. As an elegant woman, it is important you know how to dress your feet.
I understand that shoes are the first thing most people notice in a person hence the desire to always make a statement with our heels. In making a statement, it is important to remember just as heels boost our confidence, it could also reduce our demeanor. As much as that red bottom stiletto you see, shining through the glass of the shop as you walk down your street is pretty, it doesn't mean it is the right fit for you. It could end up being a bigger or smaller size.
In choosing the right heel consider the size of your feet. If you have a narrow foot, always ensure that your shoes have a firm grip on you. Don't invest in shoes with wide faces as your toes could end up slipping through the shoe. If you have a wide foot, don't invest in shoes with slim leather. A slim leather could inflict pain on your feet and could also stop blood flow. Gladiator heels are not the best fit for people with wide feet as they usually have very slim leather. Always measure your feet. The same way our body increases is the same way our feet size increases. It is important to be kept up to date regarding our feet size so you avoid buying the wrong size. Ensure that your shoes are not too narrow. The lip of your pump should not cover the bone on your big toes to avoid bunions.
Consider the event you are going for. If you are going to spend more hours standing or walking it is advised to go for heels with lesser inches. Standing or walking for long hours with high heels will leave you with back aches. Invest in shoe gadgets like t-shape insoles, heel grips, stretchers, and shoe pads. These gadgets will give your feet additional comfort while wearing heels. The heel of your shoe should always be pointed inside and not outside so your shoe has a hold on you.
Always remember to pursue comfort which gives elegance to your look than sophistication which will leave you in pain.