The styling hack of sizing up when wearing heels got a lot of press by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, during her engagement announcement to Prince Harry in November 2017. Leaving space between the back of the foot and the heel of the shoe is said to reduce blisters and chafing, mainly as the feet swell during prolonged wear. Hollywood must have taken notice.

When actress Emily Blunt attended the premiere of her newest film, “A Quiet Place 2,” in New York on Monday, she made sure she would be more comfortable in her strappy, high-heeled platform sandals. She intentionally wore a pair of heels that looked a size too big for her feet. In photos, they are gaping at the back as her foot slips forward, ensuring her heels wouldn’t rub against the back of the shoe.

You don’t have to be Meghan Markle or Emily Blunt to be more comfortable in your heels. You don’t even have to rely solely on sizing up. has a wide selection of foot care products designed to keep you comfortable in all kinds of situations. Whether it’s a red carpet, official announcement, or a day at the office, here’s three high-heel comfort hacks you can try today.

SoreSpot® Blister & Skin Protection Bandages (#P810) minimize friction and shear to prevent blisters, corns, and calluses or protect them after they’ve formed. These liquid-filled bandages are ultra-thin, so they fit in any shoes. Clear and nearly invisible. Flexible and conforming to foot contours. Self-adhesive, so they stay in place. Also effective for diabetic skin-care and other friction-reduction applications. Small Bandages fit toes. Large Bandages fit bunions, heels, ball-of-foot. 4 per pack.

Pedi-Smart® Heel Hugs™ (#P68) instantly stop shoes from slipping off and rubbing against the back of sore heels. These soft foam cushions also absorb shock to soothe and protect. Self-adhesive backings allow easy positioning in women’s or men’s footwear. Trimmable.

FELTastic® Metatarsal Support Pads (#P86) are soft, contoured, genuine wool felt pads that adhere to the insides of shoes to cushion, protect, and support metatarsals. Unlike flat pads, their unique orthopedic shape actually helps improve the position of foot structures to relieve the cause of forefoot problems, not just the symptoms, like calluses and pain — sometimes described as “like walking on a pebble.” Felt conforms to the wearer’s feet for customized relief.

If you have questions about any of the heel relief products from PediFix, please reach out to us at or by phone at 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to speak directly to a product specialist today.

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