Wearing heels can be a beautiful way to accentuate your legs and add a bit of height, but it can also be a frustrating experience if your shoes don’t fit properly or if they keep slipping off. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep your heels from slipping.

Wear the Correct Size Shoes (or Size Down a Half Size)

If you’re constantly having to adjust your shoes or heels, it may be a sign that they don’t fit properly. Make sure you know your correct foot size before buying a new pair of shoes. Different brands vary in shoe sizes, so try on various brands until you find the best fit for you. Also, remember that feet usually swell later in the day, so don’t get shoes that are too tight. Have a look at our shoe guide

Wear Closed-Toe Shoes

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Wearing open-toe shoes can help to keep your feet dry by allowing air to circulate, but this may not be the best option as poorly fitting open-toe shoes can cause your feet to slide forward. Throughout the day, sweat, moisture, and gravity can cause your toes to stick out as there is nothing holding them in place. This will create unwanted space around your heel. I recommend closed-toe shoes so that you won’t have to constantly adjust your feet to keep them from sliding around.

Custom orthotics

heel slippage is a common problem for people with high arches. This is because more pressure is applied on the ball of the feet. High arches can also cause pain and instability, so it’s a good idea to get custom orthotics from a podiatrist. Custom orthotics can help alleviate pain and control heel slipping.

Heel Grips

Heel grips are adhesive patches that are placed on shoes, above the heel area. They are used to prevent feet from slipping while still cushioning the heel. Heel grips make the shoe fit more snug and reduce rubbing on the achilles. They are relatively affordable but need to be replaced frequently.

Shoe Insoles

As an alternative to heel liner, you can add an insole or half insole, or ball-of-foot cushions into your shoes. They prevent heels slips by making the shoe more snug and secure. Certain liners are also double or triple duty to help absorb foot moisture and even decrease foot odor

Fix Your Heels with Double-Sided Shoe Tape

If you’re looking for a quick and easy fix for your high heels that are too big, double-sided tape may do the trick. Simply cut a piece of tape and stick it to the back of your heel, making sure that it covers an area large enough to provide traction. Then, put on your shoes as usual and voilà! You have successfully fixed the problem. All you have to do now is replace the tape once it starts wearing off or from being exposed to moisture.

However, double-sided tape can be extremely sticky and tear the soles of your shoes. A better alternative would be toupee tape (used to hold wigs and hair pieces in place) or fashion tape.

Use Shoe Fillers in the Front of your Shoes 

If you’re having trouble with your feet slipping forward in your shoes, shoe fillers can help. These padded pieces fit snugly into the toe box of your shoes, filling up the front of the shoe so your foot doesn’t slide forward. Keep in mind that shoe fillers won’t work with open-toe shoes.

Talcum Powder

One way to potentially reduce shoe slippage caused by sweat is to sprinkle some talcum powder into your shoes before putting them on. Talc can absorb moisture, which might help with the problem. Some other potential benefits of using talcum powder on your feet include improved foot and shoe odor.

Add a Removable Ankle Strap for Heels

Detachable ankle straps are a great way to keep your heels from slipping. They also make wearing shoes more secure, comfortable, and stylish! You can rely on detachable ankle straps to keep your heels in place.

Spray Hairspray on your feet

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to keep your feet from slipping forward in your shoes, hairspray is a great solution. Hairspray is sticky and will adhere to your feet and the inside of your shoes, keeping them in place. This temporary fix will last for a couple of hours, so it’s a good idea to keep a small can with you if you’re going to be out longer than that. Simply mist your feet with hairspray before putting on your shoes and allow it to dry.


When shopping for shoes, comfort should always be a top priority. Shoes that look great but don’t feel, lose their appeal easily. Be sure to always wear the right shoe size and choose a style that fits your foot shape well to avoid any discomfort.

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