High heels, put more pressure on the balls of your feet, areas not designed to withstand high focal pressures. Callous can form, as the skin tries to protect itself from the pressure. Inflammation and pain can aggravate the situation, creating a gait that resembles someone who is injured. 

As we age, your foot’s natural padding under the ball of the foot thins, making even less shock absorption available in the ball of the foot.  Avoid heels higher than 2 inches when you’re going to do a lot of walking. The Stand Strong™ arch support can help mitigate the pressure and may relieve pain in the ball of the foot.  Match the shoe to the activity and ensure proper fit and support.