High heels that are too small are bound to cause pain, so be sure you buy shoes that are your proper size. In addition to getting your feet professionally measured with a Brannock device, try using the finger test, as well. This means there should be about a finger’s width between your longest toe and the front edge of the shoe. The small amount of space will allow for slight wiggle room and prevent your toes from jamming and rubbing against the toe box of the shoe. Because not all shoes are created equally (you may be a size 7 in Louboutins, a size 8 in Bandolinos), the finger test helps ensure you buy the right shoe size each and every time.