These Women Wear Heels All Day Long— Here's Why They Don't Have Foot Pain

Think of Christmastime in New York City, and there are a few things that immediately come to mind, among them the decorated department stores, the giant tree in Rockefeller Center, and the Radio City Rockettes. Growing up a dancer, I found no other excitement compared to the day I finally got to see the Rockettes perform. Everything from their perfectly synchronized choreography to their abnormal uniformity to their sparkly costumes is something I haven't stopped thinking about since my youthful elementary school days, so when I got the change to interview my low-key idols recently, I jumped at it.

The Rockettes have been around since 1925, and some of the costumes that they still wear today have been the same since 1933. In other words, this group of professional dancers is extremely iconic. With such a strong history backing the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes, people travel to NYC from far and wide to see these women perform. From the months of November to January, these dancers dance up to 16 shows a week with a smile on their face and heels on their feet. That's right—heels. Granted, the shoes the Rockettes wear are custom dance shoes, but at the end of the day, they are dancing on at least a 2 1/2-inch heel for three months straight. If you think I didn't walk into my interview with tons of anti-foot pain questions and tips prepped, you're wrong.