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Hoda's shocking high-heel secret

Feb. 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM ET

Hoda and KLG are in California at last! It was a very sunny fourth hour, so much so that the ladies were able to do the first of their special L.A. shows outside in warm-weather heels.

KLG might have picked hers impulsively, though, as she admitted she'd made the all-too-common mistake of bringing uncomfortable shoes. That's when Hoda revealed her amazing secret for traveler's toe-crunch.

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"I only pack a couple of pairs of shoes because I have the best tip," she said, slipping off her shoe to reveal the maxi pad inside.

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It's not the most glamorous solution, but Hoda swears by it. The next time you're on a trip and your feet hurt, she says, just swing by a drug store, grab some pads, and stick them in your shoes.

"I'm telling you, it's like a cushion and they don't hurt!" she said.

KLG was mortified. "Guys, I apologize," she said.

It has high embarrassment potential, but Hoda seems happy enough. Would you give feminine hygiene feet a whirl?

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who will definitely be padding most of her shoes.

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