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How to Wear Heels and Avoid Blisters on Feet – Love to wear high heels? Make sure it doesn‘t put any strain on your feet

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Tips for High Heel Fans: Avoiding Blisters on Feet


Of course we all love a pair of heels. But as fun, feminine and fashionable living the “high life” is, there are a few things to consider if we want our feet to stay comfortable and healthy. Elastoplast has the best tips, from shopping to wearing – and some clever solutions for Manolo-addicts.

Always buy heels half a size too big

It‘s a good idea to buy a size too big. You should allow a bit of room for a bit of swelling of the feet. Ideally, buy them in the afternoon when the foot has expanded a bit.

To protect your toes and heels from friction, especially in pointed high heels, apply Elastoplast SOS Blister Plaster on your toes and heels. This will take pressure off the affected areas. Also, adding padding at the ball of the foot will reduce discomfort when walking.

Really know how to
work those heels

Wobbly steps are not very elegant, and will also put you at risk of ankle injuries.

In heels, much of your weight rests on the balls of your feet, which means that walking requires a whole different way of walking and a different motion than you would use when wearing flats. Aim for a heel and ball-toe motion: with the heel and ball hitting the ground at the same time.

Adjust your gait: Wearing heels will make you take longer steps than you normally would—it causes you to lean back a little bit, which looks graceful and also gives you better balance.


If you are a die-hard high-heel addict, be aware of the risks. In order to prevent orthopaedic damage, go for a lesser heel height. Even a little can make a difference (a 5 cm heel, for example, will cause fewer problems than an 8 cm heel).
Make sure to wear different shoes every day
Kick off your high heels every now and then

Rotate your high heels. Don’t wear the same pair all over again, especially if it puts pressure on one specific area of your foot. This will keep corns and blisters at bay.

Good fun and good
for your feet:
rotating your high heels

Choose open-toe pairs of high heels (they are called “peeptoes”) every now and then – your feet won’t be „locked in“ as much.

Try to reduce the time you spend on high heels by taking a change of shoes to your car, or public transport, then changing them at the place, function or event where you want to show up wearing high heels. And remember: When your feet hurt, your whole body hurts.

Keep Walking with Elastoplast Blister Plasters!

Always see your doctor if the wound is deep, bleeding or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth.  

Also make sure to seek medical help if you are not able to clean the wound properly.
In case you have diabetes a proper wound care is of special importance. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor and/or podiatrist, even for the care of minor wounds and skin cracks – especially on your feet.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainty of treating your wound properly.
The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website.

For further information regarding Elastoplast products, please contact us via email on anz.consumerservices@beiersdorf.com. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products' packages.