I developed my first neuroma three years ago when single sole heels came back into fashion (unfortunately for my feet, it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere, anytime soon). The podiatrist told me that the growth of nerve tissue was brought on by an overuse of pumps. Maybe so (definitely), but I wasn’t about to give up heels. Just look at these gorgeous snakeskin Louboutins (on NET-A-PORTER for $1,195)! Who can say no to those?? The 120mm single sole brings literal meaning to the phrase “painfully chic.” At the same time, there are better options than ever in the flat arena, and my favorite right now is the Valentino Rockrunner sneaker (on Farfetch for $638.32). Though I’m shorter in these than I care to be, at least I’m not in pain.
If you still haven’t taken to the high fashion sneaker trend, though, I’d suggest picking up Sole Serum. With its numbing effect, you won’t feel the damage you’re wreaking on your feet. Natural tea tree, peppermint, and lavender oils and extracts soothe, while Lidocaine takes care of the numbing. You just massage two pumps of the serum onto your feet, wait 30 seconds for it to dry, and in ten minutes the pain will be gone and will stay gone for two full hours. Since wearing sneakers everyday at NYFW wasn’t an option, I kept this on hand and it made running around from sunup to sundown a million times easier! Available on soleserum.com for $29.50.