Nothing looks more fashionable than a strappy pair of heels or stilettos for a night out. But are the admiring looks and compliments enough to drown out the protests from your squeezed-together toes and blistered heels?

More than 43 million Americans, or one out of every six people, have problems with their feet, at health costs of more than $3.5 billion per year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.