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Style Dilemma: Heels that don't hurt

Darren Kennedy

Published 11/12/2011 | 06:00

I'm looking to find a pair shoes with a decent heel that I can wear throughout the day without being crippled with pain by the end of it.

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I know I'm not going to find the comfort of Uggs in high heels, but if you've any suggestions I would very much appreciate it. Nothing too expensive, please.

Claire, CorkIt might sound obvious, but the perfect fit is paramount to comfort. Sizing differs from store to store, so if they don't feel like the perfect size when you're trying them on, don't buy them.

Thin soles are probably part of the problem, so try choosing shoes that have some sort of padding, which will make them easier wearing. Obviously, heel height will affect comfort.

Generally speaking anything over 3.5in will put more pressure on your feet and joints, which can lead to greater discomfort.

Wedges or shoes with a platform will help get around the problem without sacrificing on height. Penneys' concealed platform courts comes in a variety of colours from €15.

For boots, Next has some very sleek two-tone platform boots (€122), or check out the 'Knox' strappy wedge-boot at Office (€125). It's worthwhile trying to break in new shoes around the house before wearing them for a full day.

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