Killer Heels Comfort on the blog " Corporette" : A fashion and lifestyle blog for corporate women: lawyers, bankers, MBAs, consultants and “otherwise overachieving chicks.”
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Also Killer Heels Comfort shoe inserts for high heels were patented after the Corporette.com "Guide to Comfortable Heels" was printed. These inserts are much better than the ones mentioned in the guide, which are variations of inserts for high heels that have been around for 20 years or more and continue to have problems in function and fit.
The main flaws of gel inserts are that they don't hold the forefoot back from sliding forward, they fit badly on most women on both height under the arch and length and cannot be customized, they get slippery when damp, plus they are bulky and push the foot upwards under the heel increasing wobbliness in heels.
The only excellent shoe inserts for high heels currently available are Killer Heel Comfort high heel shoe inserts. They cushion high heels at the ball of the foot with uncrushable, never flattening PORON foam, they are designed ergonomically to allow for normal function of the big toe for propulsion and the little toe for shoe stability to stabilize and cushion high heels while holding the foot back from sliding forwards. They can be customized to ensure that the thickest cushion is under the ball of the foot, and the orientation of the inserts are exactly at the same orientation as the wearer's foot. The inserts never crowd the foot - but cushion it very well - because the cushioning is only where it is needed and not everywhere that it is not needed where it will just fill up the shoe causing crowding of the toes. By holding back the foot from sliding forward at two places with a toe grip under the toes, and an arch grip at the front of the heel the foot is stabilized in shoes, kept from moving off the heel of the shoe thus relieving the ball of the foot of excess pressure.
There are many bad hacks for high heels put forward on the internet as 'helpful advice' from bloggers for desperate high heel shoe wearers.who want pain relief. Three common bad hacks are splinting of toes, wearing thick socks inside high heels, and stretching too tight high heels by freezing water inside them. Believing and carrying out the bad hack of taping toes or wearing thick socks to stretch shoe may permanently damage your feet to that you can't wear any shoes at all - flats or high heels - without pain. For the bad hack of freezing water in tight shoes to make them fit well - the harm is in believing that too tight high heel shoes can be made to fit properly and continue to buy too tight high heels !