Straps That Slice Into Your Ankles
You don’t have to accept pain with sexy shoes! When you go shoe shopping, try them on in the afternoon, when your feet tend to swell. That causes too-tight straps to cut into your ankles. If your strappy shoes give you a small blister anyway, skip the Band-Aid — it will just rub off. Instead, apply a heap of ointment to the area, which will let the strap slide around while soothing the sore.
You probably can’t get through the day without toting stuff like your makeup bag and workout gear. Choose a bag with strong, wide straps that won’t cut into your shoulder blades. A cross-body bag takes pressure off your back and shoulders. And if you’re stuffing it with everything you own, stop! You shouldn’t carry more than 10% of your body weight.