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Dramapony_misty
Feb. 22, 2013, 12:50 PM
So, I love the look of cute fun heeled pumps. :)
Sadly, I have yet to find a pair that I can walk in without my heel slipping out of the shoe and me nearly falling on my face. If I go down sizes, by the time the slipping stops, my toes are totally and inacceptably crammed. :no:

As long as I have an ankle strap to cinch down, I'm fine. I've tried those heel grips and they still only work so-so. This happens both with nylons and barefeet.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any other remedies/suggestions to try?

buck22
Feb. 22, 2013, 12:59 PM
I have the same problem and other than ankle straps I have no advice for you :(

I always suspected that in myself it was my way of going that caused the problem. I am very good at having a 'heel first landing' :lol: which doesn't seem to be to good for high heeled shoes.

Canaqua
Feb. 22, 2013, 01:00 PM
Try putting some kind of cushion/anti-slip pad under the ball of your foot...to keep your foot from sliding down into the shoe and leaving the heel loose.

SweetMutt
Feb. 22, 2013, 01:03 PM
Maybe you have an especially thin heel? They make things you can stick on the inside top of the heel that I've found helpful. Also helps to prevent blisters in that part. Like these:

http://www.footpetals.com/event/catalog:detail/catalogCode/Heavenly-Heelz-FP002/categoryCode/

They help a lot! I also find that higher-end shoes tend to have a better heel shape and sort of cup the heel.

LauraKY
Feb. 22, 2013, 01:11 PM
You can buy the heel pads in most grocery/drug stores, or just ask at the shoe store. I have a AAA heel and a B toe. BTDT, own the t-shirt.

Dramapony_misty
Feb. 22, 2013, 01:17 PM
Maybe you have an especially thin heel? They make things you can stick on the inside top of the heel that I've found helpful. Also helps to prevent blisters in that part. Like these:

http://www.footpetals.com/event/catalog:detail/catalogCode/Heavenly-Heelz-FP002/categoryCode/

They help a lot! I also find that higher-end shoes tend to have a better heel shape and sort of cup the heel.

I've tried the heel thing and they only work to a point.

I think Buck22 may have nailed it for me..."I always suspected that in myself it was my way of going that caused the problem. I am very good at having a 'heel first landing' which doesn't seem to be to good for high heeled shoes. "
I do this too!

Fourbeats
Feb. 22, 2013, 01:47 PM
I have very slender heels and nothing works for me either. I've tried the heel pads and the sticky things that go at the top, all sorts of tricks and I still walk out of my shoes. I've pretty much given up and just make sure there is some sort of ankle strap to keep the shoe on. Sucks because I do love the look of pumps.

Lilypad
Feb. 22, 2013, 01:47 PM
Wide forefoot + narrow heels = shoe shopping hell! Basically 99% of shoes will not fit my feet, either because they are too narrow at the front, or my heel slips out of the back. I have given up on heels and wear primarily boots and mary janes.

Trying to find heels for my wedding, though. Crossing my fingers I can find something.

Dramapony_misty
Feb. 22, 2013, 02:07 PM
Wide forefoot + narrow heels = shoe shopping hell! Basically 99% of shoes will not fit my feet, either because they are too narrow at the front, or my heel slips out of the back. I have given up on heels and wear primarily boots and mary janes.

Trying to find heels for my wedding, though. Crossing my fingers I can find something.


I looked at ballroom dance shoes for my wedding and wound up with these lovelies: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=blue+ballroom+dance+shoe&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=60C6B9C64D22E99A89602287D1EC97E84A503E44&selectedIndex=3
Wore them ALL day long. Very comfy and very stable. They are a bit more than regular shoes, but I found the comfort was worth it.

BravAddict
Feb. 22, 2013, 02:10 PM
I have this problem too, and it's because my feet are wide(r than average). I think shoe-makers are getting better at offering more sizing options. Custom sure would be nice :)

FineAlready
Feb. 22, 2013, 02:14 PM
I my experience, you have to go at least a half size, and often a full size smaller than what you would wear in a running shoe or similar. And yes, your toes get really cramped.

I wear heels a lot at work. My solution is to wear running shoes or boots (if it is winter) to the office and bring my regular shoes with me. Once in my office, I wear the running shoes or boots for as long as I can before others start arriving at work and seeing what is on my feet.

Then I switch to my work shoes. I take them off and close my door pretty often throughout the day. I guess this would only really work if you have your own office where no one will be offended if you are walking around or sitting at your desk barefoot, LOL. Sometimes people do come in, but at this point, I know my co-workers very well and don't really care if they know I'm sitting in here without shoes on half the day!

Hilary
Feb. 22, 2013, 04:25 PM
Unfortunately it is how well each shoe/brand fits your foot -and how you walk. If you have hard to fit feet/narrow heels, most shoes probably won't work well. :( And you do have to learn how to walk differently - you don't land heel first in the really high spiky ones!

Guin
Feb. 22, 2013, 07:28 PM
You need the half-pads that go in the front of your shoes, not around the heel. The pads in the front push your foot back towards the heel so it doesn't slip.

Hippolyta
Feb. 23, 2013, 01:50 AM
I have long narrow feet. I slip out of pumps. I have less of a problem with sling backs.