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High Heel Health 101 - The Coveteur

I’m a luxury retail professional aka “I know I can confidently stand/run/climb ladders in 4in heels for 8 hours”. My secret, which isn’t a secret, are insoles and arch supports. They’re far from sexy but we’ve all seen that one woman carrying her heels in hand after a night of dancing and we’re more chic than that, aren’t we? 

Women (and men) are often shocked when I tell them that I can do an eight hour work day in heels. “Aren’t your feet killing you?” “I could never do that!” I would never advocate standing in heels for hours on end but if you do it right your next day aches and pains will be minimal.

I always do the following when buying heels:

I ask the sales person to stretch the toe box for 20-30 minutes per shoe. I already know I have a wide foot and have found personally that this will alleviate possible heel pain or stress from squished toes.

I wear “no show” or “toe socks”. When my feet are hot they swell which causes discomfort. Socks or insoles that wick away heat helps keep my feet from swelling up on a hot day (or a hectic Saturday afternoon rush.)

I take a few days to break them in, for example I’ll wear them for only four hours a day or two and then for longer stretches in the following days. I always have a flat with me incase I have to run a bit more or if I start doing the shuffle walk in my heels.

I alternate heel heights and styles. Always let your heels “dry out” between wears, we all have that one friend who admits to a less than fragrant pair of shoes. Take note that person probably wears them everyday in all sorts of weather and possibly without socks. The bacteria has festered, so yeah their feet stink.

Let your high heels and your calfs rest. Flats are our friends. The only thing I like more than a dope pair of heels is a dope pair of sneakers or flats. I’m not talking about breaking out your running shoes but get a few pairs of fashionable sneakers. I own pairs from Melody Ehsani x Reebok, Tory Burch, Cole Haan and Puma. 

The Coveteur has more tips and tricks on their site. Click though for more.

High Heel Health 101 - The Coveteur

The Taj Mahal table by Studio Job is the most expensive memento at $45,450 - Bornrich

We need a couple of these for the office. 

The Taj Mahal table by Studio Job is the most expensive memento at $45,450 - Bornrich

If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color? What is the theory behind racist feminism?

Audre Lorde (via bad-dominicana)

Take care of yourself. Make yourself tea. Stay in bed all day. Leave the house all day. Take your medication. Surround yourself with people you love. Buy scented candles. Listen to old forgotten music you used to love. Take more walks. Get enough sleep. Watch your favorite movie. Just, please, take care of yourself.

K.M.G. (via raccoonpunx)
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…. no part of the journey is wasted. once you recognize within yourself a hunger for something more than just continuing, once you taste even a possibility of touching the meaning enfolded in your life, you can never be completely content just going through the motions. there is no going back….

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October. I just plan on reading and listening to vinyl this autumn. 

Books: “Fashion Now” “M.I.A.” “Savage Beauty” “Tory Burch: In Color”

Glasses: Tory Burch- Reva Frames

Records: Radiohead- “The Best of…” Little Dragon “Nabuma Rubberband” Portishead- “The Best of…”