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15 Nightmare Heels That Will Make Your Feet Hurt Just By Looking At Them

These shoes may be works of art or avant-garde fashion statements, but they made our feet ache just seeing them! Now imagine wearing them! Luckily Heel No Pain can let you wear all of the crazy, insane shoes you want!

1. YRU Faux For Sure Mule
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  2. Jeffrey Campbell Jacinta Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.30.46 PM 3. Christian Louboutin Victoria Kid Platform Pumps Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.31.24 PM  4. Nina Ricci Heel-Less Heels Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.32.02 PM 5. Alexander McQueen "Armadillo" Heels Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.32.09 PM 6. Jan Taminiau Fall 2012  Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.35.35 PM   7. Stationary Shoes Unique shoes by talented French artist Caroline Sciancalepore. Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.51.43 PM  8. Guo Pei  Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.52.58 PM 9. Jonathan Leslie James Charlesworth Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 1.57.24 PM   10. Sequinned stiletto shoes by Dutchman Jan Taminiau Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.03.36 PM 11. Boots with bite by designer Iris Van Herpen Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.03.54 PM` 12. Christian Louboutin's Heeled Ballet Pumps Show art: Christian Louboutin's gravity-defying heels feature at the The Shoes for Show ¿ The Sculptural art of High Heels exhibition in east London 13. Sculptural Stilettos by Omar Perez  Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.20.11 PM 14. Marla Marchant’s 3D Printed Heels Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.20.33 PM 15. "Scary Beautiful" collaboration by Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 2.14.33 PM
Ouch! If your feet are aching like ours, don't sweat it! All of these nightmare heels (well, at least most of them) could be worn pain-free with a spray of Heel No Pain Style! For more Heel No Pain information, check out
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The Dynamics of Foot Pain

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From an anatomical perspective, the foot is an impressive feat (pun intended) of engineering with 100 ligaments, 33 joints, 26 bones, 19 muscles and untold numbers of nerve endings all working simultaneously for movement, flexibility and sensation. With so many working parts in play however, the potential for problems is huge, particularly given the abuse we deal our feet and every day.

The most common causes of foot pain are usually due to overuse, injury, structural damage or some combination thereof. And according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons about 90% of those are exacerbated by poorly fitting shoes.
Some conditions will improve just wearing better shoes while other structural injuries may require the fitting of an orthotic or even surgical treatment by a podiatrist or other surgeon. As with any pain, if it occurs after an accident or injury or is chronically persistent,it’s time to seek medical attention. While recovering from medical foot procedures or not-serious but otherwise uncomfortable conditions (e.g. blisters, corns, ingrown nails) Biochemistry’s Heel No Pain can make the going a lot easier.

Structural foot pain sources common to athletes (male and female)

Heel spur. A little outgrowth of the bone that may require minor surgery to shave away, these grow as the bone tries to heal after repetitive stress and inflammation.
Stress fracture. A broken bone caused by repetitive pounding, most often in second and third metatarsals located midfoot, but also common in the heel (calcaneus), the lower leg’s outer bone (fibula), and the navicular, a bone on the top of the midfoot.
Tendonitis. Inflammation in the tendon. This most commonly occurs in the Achille’s tendon.
Metatarsalgia. An imbalance in the long bones of the foot causing extreme discomfort in the ball of the foot. Though sports are the most common cause, metatarsalgia can also be cases by too-small toe boxes in shoes that cramp.
Sprained ankle. A ligament in the ankle that is stretched or torn and the most common athletic injury.

Structural foot pain sources common to too-tight shoes (mostly female)

Bunion. After years of being squeezed into tight shoes, usually pointed,the big toe joint (or less frequently, the joint outside the little toe) becomes misaligned where the toe bulges outward, becomes inflamed and may swell uncomfortably. Bunions also have a significant genetic component.
Hammer toe.Where a toe, usually the second, arches up to look like a claw;hammertoes frequently occur in feet with bunions. A mallet toe, also usually the second, occurs when the bones curve downward as does a claw toe.

Foot pain sources common from poorly fitting shoes (male and female)

Blisters. Painful, raised fluid-filled cavities and the top layer of skin separates itself where there is friction or rubbing. If a blister’s top layer of skin comes off or is removed, there is raw red skin underneath that is prone to infection. If the source of the friction or irritation is not removed, over time the blistered area will turn into hardened, unsightly calluses. Blisters occur in all areas of the feet with most common areas on the back of the heel or wherever there is rubbing.
Corn. Cone-shaped lesions of hard, thick skin with a painful core that form on a toe or a bony prominence where there is rubbing or irritation. Though a corn is a type of callus, all calluses are not necessarily corns.
Plantar fasciitis. Pain in the arch (particularly first thing in the morning) and/or swelling when the thick fibrous band of tissue that connects from the heel to the toes (plantar facsia) becomes weak, irritated or swollen.
Black toenail. Bruising (subungual hemotoma) under the nail caused by pressure or stubbing.
Ingrown toenail. Painful swelling where a too-short nail grows into the tissue rather than outward.
Neuroma. Pain between the third and fourth toes caused by a pinched nerve.

No matter what the pain is, Heel No Pain can help! #SprayThePainAway

How does Heel No Pain Help?

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 2.43.11 PM Heel No Pain by Biochemistry™ is a totally unique analgesic spray delivering the most effective non-prescription relief from foot pain on the market today. Whether it’s sore soles, balls of feet, heels or toes, Heel No Pain by Biochemistry™ is an entirely new way to get comfortable in your favorite shoes. Heel No Pain is the only foot product to feature lidocaine hcl – most commonly administered by dentists and doctors and clinically-proven to safely deaden pain – in the strongest, over-the-counter concentrations. It works by directly numbing the nerves that transmit pain – unlike other products that work through ineffective and indirect mechanisms. It is also specifically formulated to penetrate the thick skin at the bottom of the feet, and is able to work in minutes and last for hours with a few quick sprays on foot aches, pains, burns or itches! Guaranteed to not stain leather or materials of fine footwear, Heel No Pain is Fully compliant with drug standards issued by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and WADA (World Anti Doping Agency).
Heel No Pain comes in both Active and Style, providing total comfort no matter the situation. Whether you're an athlete or a fashionista, if you're on your feet all day you can Spray The Pain Away with Heel No Pain!
Neither Heel No Pain/Active nor Heel No Pain/Style by Biochemistry are intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Heel No Pain/Active and Heel No Pain/Style are non-prescription products for the temporary relief of discomfort in the feet. If pain is chronic, follows an injury or lasts for more than three days without ceasing, see an appropriate physician or health care professional.
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Spray the Pain Away with Heel No Pain: Active & Style

Lose the Pain, Win the Game.

Your sore feet can now walk easier with Biochemistry’s™ temporary foot-numbing spray. Renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Haworth, developed his product idea for the athletically apt, Heel No Pain /Active and the stiletto-wearing fashionista, Heel No Pain / Style. The active ingredient, lidocaine HCl, soothes the pain-transmitting nerves of the feet. Heel No Pain’s expertly formulated spray offers the strongest over-the-counter concentration that is safely and efficiently absorbed into the thicker skin layers of the foot to provide maximum pain relief.

Style One, Pain None

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Heel No Pain by Biochemistry™ Featured in Runway Magazine

Created by renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr Haworth, Biochemistry’s Heel no Pain is a product that works by soothing the pain transmitting nerves on the feet. Specifically designed to relieve foot pain, this numbing spray is perfect for us fashionistas who love to wear stylish, yet sometimes uncomfortable, footwear. This spray is perfect for relieving sore muscle tension, and is available in two different sprays, one for active use and one for style. Continue reading
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Heel No Pain was an exclusive sponsor of “A Taste of AJWS.”

Heel No Pain was an exclusive sponsor of “A Taste of AJWS.” AJWS works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Heel No Pain was chosen to be featured in the celebrity nominee and presenters gift bags going to top names in the industry including Selena Gomez, Emma Roberts, Demi Lovato, Cameron Diaz and Taylor Swift. Continue reading
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The Ultimate Callus Killer Program

If you wear shoes, you’ve had calluses. And if you wear high heels, you probably have a lot of them along with dry, cracked heels. Yet, calluses and cracked heels are the last thing you want to show off during sandal weather. Drastic measures must ensue. I've enlisted the help of a beauty editor friend of mine to devise the be-all-and-end-all foot smoothing regimen that’ll turn your ugly old dogs into camera-ready twinkle toes. She warns that her whole program takes time, some investment and real commitment but says that total foot redemption is possible if you put your mind to it. Continue reading
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Walk This Way

A fashion editor friend of mine has just introduced me to the how-to style videos of the luminous Wendy Nguyen of Wendy’s Look Book. (My friend claims that ’25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes‘ has changed her life.) Wendy’s Look Book video ‘How to Walk in Heels & Stilettos’ caught my eye and its information is every bit as relevant as it was when she first posted it three years ago. As beautiful as stilettos are, the one thing that can ruin the whole impression is lurching along awkwardly or looking like you’re going to take a big spill. Wendy’s invaluable instructions herein teach how to shop, walk and practice, practice, practice on those heels. Continue reading
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DIY Foot Pain Relief

Since introducing Heel No Pain in one formula for athletes and another for high heel wearers, I’ve often been asked when it is appropriate to dose your feet with pain relief and when you should seek professional help from a podiatrist. The answer is that if it’s a structural problem, chronic discomfort or an injury after an accident, you most definitely need to seek medical attention. Serious pain in the foot and ankles won’t just go away if you ignore it because the area is subject to so much weight, stress and repetitive pressure day after day. Continue reading
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The News on Shoes

When we started this blog a few postings ago, we weren’t sure how much there really was to say about the place where shoe lust meets foot pain. But we were determined to try. Well, we needn’t have worried because there seems no end to relevant coverage in the press. And we must say we’re pretty pleased to be in the right place at the right time. (Right at your feet, that is.) Continue reading
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Stiletto Patrol

Now that foot pain is on my radar, it seems to pop up everywhere. This week in the media it was pretty high heel-intensive to say the least. Stars on top The first item that ran in People Awards Season Special February 2014 is right out of the Heel No Pain playbook. The article, “We Walked in Their Shoes”, had their editors try on the favorite shoe designers of nine top celebrities (Ruthie Davis worn by Sofia Vergara, Stuart Weitzman worn by Diane Kruger, Nicholas Kirkwood worn by Lupita Nyong’o etc. etc.) and report the results. All nine styles were pronounced beautiful but, alas, all but two left something to be desired in the comfort department. Continue reading
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