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Blog: High Heels Without the Hurt

The smarter way to wear high heels.

Whether it's dress code drama or the increased likelihood of injury, high heels are always on the media's and medical community's hit (or *hit) list. 

Despite the continual bad press, heels and wedges still remain #1 - at least in my closet! 

And I’m not alone.

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August 28, 2017

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Vivian Lou Insolia insoles go to Broadway!

Vivian Lou Insolia weight-shifting insoles go to Broadway!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by customer Jaime Verazin, who has been a professional dancer for 15 years. She began her career touring the world with MOMIX and then moved to NYC to dance for the Metropolitan Opera and Mark Stuart Dance Theatre. Jaime was the Assistant Choreographer of ABC's remake of Dirty Dancing and can also be seen in the dance scenes of the film. She is a Fred Astaire Award Nominee Off-Broadway and is currently a Chita Rivera Award nominee on Broadway. Jaime has performed on Broadway in Finding Neverland, but can be seen today on Broadway in Bandstand!

In her note, she detailed her experience with Vivian Lou weight-shifting insoles.

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July 21, 2017

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Cabbage compresses. And cute shoes.

High heels cabbage compress

Cabbage. Many consider it an all-star food as it is high in nutrients. But did you know that cabbage has been used for centuries to topically reduce pain and reduce swelling? 

A perfect remedy for sore, tired and over-worked feet!

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March 20, 2017

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Why it's important to vary the height of your high heels.

Celebrated London podiatrist Margaret Dabbs was recently asked by Marie Claire how women who frequently wear high heels can keep their feet in tip top shape.

She suggested that women who regularly wear high heels switch up the heel heights to give their feet a break from the previous shape. 

 

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March 12, 2017

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Tonic water and tall heels.

Whether you enjoy the iconic gin and tonic, iced coffee with bubbles, or non-alcoholic sodas and spritzers, tonic water makes for some great drinks!

Tonic water was first made popular in 1825 when British officers were looking for a way to improve the bitter taste of quinine - an extract made from from the bark of the cinchona tree and a powerful anti-malaria medicine.

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February 12, 2017

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The right to choose high heels.

right to choose high heels

It's been quite a few weeks for high heels.

First, there is the UK where almost 150,000 people petitioned the government calling for a ban on an employer's right to require women to wear heels in the workplace.

And then there is Japan where a popular national campaign encourages women to wear high heels as a way to boost their confidence in society.

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July 10, 2016

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3 ways to use essential oils for foot pain relief.

3 ways to use essential oils to relieve foot pain

I just love this time of year! The choices for footwear are endless. Strappy sandals. T-strap block heels. Colorful pumps. Espadrille wedges. Pretty much anything goes!

With all the fun footwear choices, sometimes we push the edge! We either stand too long, walk a bit too far or do a bit too much. 

Even in our most comfy pair of shoes, our feet would be sore, tired and inflamed.

Ever been there?

If yes, then perhaps essential oils can help!

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June 14, 2016

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