The Secret to Wearing High Heels Without Any Pain

If you've ever hobbled home after a long day or night in heels, this tip is for you. Tape your third and fourth toes (counting from the big toe) together—we recommend nude medical tape for a low-profile look, but Scotch tape works in a pinch—to alleviate pain in the ball of your foot. Sound crazy? Here's the reasoning: There's a nerve that splits between those two toes, which causes pain when pressure is put upon it (aka when you wear heels). The tape removes the strain on the nerve, allowing you to dance the night away.

So you can now dance the night away without any issues over the festive period at all those Christmas and New Year's Eve parties. And everyone will marvel at how you can keep going in your stilettos. Smug faces at the ready, people. Go ahead; pick up a roll of tape (at £2, why not?), and click through our pick of the incredible heels you can now wear pain-free.

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Kat Collings has over 15 years of experience in the editorial fashion space, largely in digital publishing. She currently leads the vision for editorial content at as the site's editor in chief, having risen through the editorial ranks after joining the company in 2012. Collings is a Digiday Future Leader Awards nominee, was named Buzzfeed's best fashion Instagram accounts of the year, and is a member of the CFDA Awards Fashion Guild. Prior to Who What Wear, Collings worked on styling projects for brands such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Oliver Peoples. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in communications and calls Los Angeles home.

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