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“Heel No Pain” Is A Spray That Numbs Your Feet to Make High Heels Less Terrible

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High heels hurt, says all people who have ever worn high heels. To solve this problem, we as a society could agree to alter our impossible and painful standards for female beauty. Or, we could invent a magic spray that chemically numbs women’s aching feet. Let’s be practical here.

Dr. Randal Haworth, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and self-professed “fashionista at heart,” has created Heel No Pain/Style, a new lady-anesthetic he claims will help women stay on their stylish feet for at least two to three hours — “certainly enough to get you through a red carpet event.” Or half a party. Or a quarter of your day at the office. He’s a doctor, not a miracle worker.

The FDA-approved spray uses lidocaine HCI, which contains a local anesthetic commonly administered by dentists and doctors, to numb the nerves that normally “sent pain signals to the brain.” Spritz, and 10 to 15 minutes later, Haworth promises the pain “simply dissipates.” At least, for a couple of hours.

“Obviously the discomfort of wearing heels doesn’t just magically disappear,” one tester tells the Daily Mail, “but the pain — that pain that makes you want to take your shoes off, or sit down — was gone.” With medical-grade anesthetic, it is now possible to stand up! So, modest expectations, I guess?

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