Tuesday Shoesday : Pointy Toe Pumps That Are Anything But Basic

Pointy toe pumps have long been a closet staple. They helps elongate the leg and add a touch of sophistication to almost any look, but that doesn't necessarily mean they have to be boring. Why not try a pair covered in glitter or take some zebra stripes for a walk down the block? So go ahead and shake up your fall go-to styles with these eight pairs of heels that are anything but basic.

Tuesday Shoesday : Statement Sandals

Not so great at making small talk with strangers attending the endless string of weddings you're going to this summer? Then why not let a pair of statement heeled sandals do the talking for you! These stunners are guaranteed conversation starters. They'll also help spice up a simple LBD so no one will know you've been rocking the same dress to nearly every event. You can even pair them with jeans, a tee, and a blazer for work for a look that will bring a smile to your face every time you look down.

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The Trick to Wearing Heels All Day

Any woman who tells you she is totally comfortable wearing high heels 5 days a week is lying or lost the ability to feel her feet years ago. However, that fact doesn't mean that we aren't going to keep searching for a way to make our sexiest pumps wearable all week long. There are a number of sprays and creams that claim to reduce or eliminate high heel induced pain, and even workout classes and routines designed to strengthen your foot and calf muscles in the hope of getting you and those five-inch stilettos through the night in one piece. However, according to WhoWhatWear's Kat Collings the true solution is all in a simple piece of tape.

To alleviate the pain in the ball of your foot caused by most heels, simply tape your third and fourth toes, counting the big toe, together. It's that simple. As Collings points out, the reason you get pain from your heels is because they put a strain on a nerve that splits between your third and fourth toes. By taping those two toes together, you remove that strain, meaning you won't be hobbling home at the end of the day.

If only poor Monica Geller had known...

video from Friends  "The One with Monica's Boots"