As much as we would all love to rock those 5 inch (or even 6) stilettos, our feet need a lot of love & care. Torturing your feet in high heels is not advisable. Sometimes its good to give your feet, which I must say are the most hard-working parts in everyone's body, a little bit of rest.
No you don't have to stop walking, but wear comfortable shoes so that your feet don't suffer!
Here are some gorgeous alternatives to sink your feet into..
But remember, flats might not always help. Its always good to keep shoes with different heels, each that come with their own pros and cons.
For example, wearing entirely flat shoes are not very good either.
Make sure your flats have good support, so that there is no stress on your heels, while you walk. I have always experienced this horrible pain right at my heels when I wear flats for more than 8-9 hours.
Its also been proven that flats can strain the achilles tendon that runs from the back of the heel, and also the calf muscles in the back of the leg!
Flip flops are also considered one of the worst as there is no support whatsoever.
So hence, when you buy your next pair of flats, try and settle for a little cushioning at the heel and do not wear them for long hours.
On days when you get feet pain, soak them in warm water for a while.
It's absolutely okay if your flats have a tiny built in hidden wedge heel.
And finally, alternate between your shoes. One day wear high heels, another day, wear some flats and the other a nice pair of wedges.
Sometimes functionality is way better than fashion. Just sometimes!