For those times when you decide you simply have to wear heels, insoles that are shock absorbent, cushioned, and supportive of arches can alleviate foot pain and protect feet’s paddings. (Sutera is a spokesperson for Vionic, and recommends their orthotics.) A caveat: They shouldn’t be placed in stilettos because they’ll force toes into an even narrower area. You can also consider a fairly new treatment performed by some podiatrists called “foot cushioning,” in which facial fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, Sculptra, or Juvéderm, are injected into the balls of the feet to provide extra padding on this high-pressure area to relieve pain and make shoes more comfortable. The procedure is pricey at about $500 per foot, and results last three to six months. If this is of interest, it’s important to find a podiatrist with training in the technique.