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The secret to making high heels comfortable to walk in

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Do you love donning a pair of high heels but hate that unique, spikey pain that comes with wearing them for too long? Us too.

And no matter how hard we try, or how many blister plasters we paste with wild abandon over our feet, nothing seems to solve the problem.

Until now.

Stuart Weitzman, an internationally renowned designer who has been crafting shoes for over 50 years, has finally let us in on the secret of making heels comfortable.

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Discussing his famed "Nudist" sandal during an interview with In Style, Weitzman pointed toward the heel and the strap as two things to keep in mind when shopping for a comfortable pair of shoes.

Firstly, the designer recommends looking for shoes with a solid heel made of a strong material that makes them extremely sturdy and, therefore, comfier to walk in. Weitzman described the heel of the Nudist, which is made from titanium, as like "walking with an invisible wedge under your foot".

Stuart Weitzman the nudist

Stuart Weitzman's "Nudist" heel

Secondly, Weitzman advises that we pay close attention to the design of the strap on a pair of heels - the strap on his Nudist heels is part of the reason the shoes have been dubbed "the giving sandal".

He said, "The ankle strap, too, serves a purpose. It's placed high up on the ankle for ornamental purposes, but from the back, the strap dips to a location that prevents the foot from sliding forward." The designer described this as a "strap that actually works". 

Useful insider information indeed.

Kendall Jenner wearing the Nudist heels on the frow at New York Fashion Week

Kendall Jenner wearing Nudist heels on the frow at New York Fashion Week last month

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Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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