All of that said, chances are you’re still not going to give up your fashionable shoes, so I've compiled my top five tips to fight the negative consequences of tippy-toeing all day long and strengthen your ankles and legs to protect your body from further damage.
1. Gimme a T: Stand on a pillow with your right foot. Extend both arms out to the sides at shoulder height. Lean forward from your hips while simultaneously extending your left leg backward. (Your body should form a “T.”) Hold this position for 30 seconds, then repeating on the other side.
2. Buy at night: Make shoe purchases in the evening when your feet are at their largest to avoid ending up wearing pinching, too-tight shoes (because I know you’ll still wear them despite the discomfort—they just look too amazing, right?).
The taller your heel, the more pressure placed on the ball of your foot, which can cause hammertoes and blisters. Extra heel height also puts you at a greater risk of falling.