How to stop a heel lift

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How to stop a heel lift
Heel lift can make wearing shoes uncomfortable. (Jae Rew/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Heel lift is a condition where the heel lifts and has too much movement in the shoe, despite the shoe fitting properly elsewhere. This condition can happen when one leg is shorter than the other or the shoe is just too big. To put a stop to heel lift, you can purchase inserts that diminish the recurrence of the lift. With a few tips on how to properly eliminate heel lift, you can walk with confidence and comfort.

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    Check your shoe size. If your shoe is too big in size or width it can cause heel lifting in the shoe. While heel lift inserts will solve the problem of your heels lifting out of your shoes, sometimes a new shoe size is all that is needed.

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    Purchase heel lift inserts. Heel lift inserts are adjustable foot-sized wedges and, depending on the brand you choose, will form to your foot and put a stop to heel lifting. The inserts usually come in shoe sizes and adjust in height depending on how much lift your heel needs.

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    Place the insert into your shoe. Select the proper height you need for your insert, and place it into your shoe. Take a few steps to ensure your feet are comfortable. You will notice diminished movement in the heel, and your feet are relaxed yet elevated by the insert. With consistent use of the inserts, you will no longer suffer from heel lifts.

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