Being vertically challenged, I am always in high heels or wedges. I’m 5’2 if you’re wondering. 🙂
By wearing high heels all the time I think I can teach you how to wear those heels in the back of your closet or for that special event you’re going to that requires you to wear heels. I am going to teach you everything you need to know about high heels.
The taller the heel you wear the least comfortable your feet will be at the end of the night.
The thicker the heel the easier it is will be to walk in them.
Looking at the heel arch can also tell you how comfortable the heel will be. If the heel is closer to a 90º the heel won’t be comfortable.
The front of the heel will tell you how comfortable the heel will be. The pointer, the front of the heel is the least comfortable it will be. Whereas, around front will be more comfortable.
Platform heels will give you more stability vs. non-platform heels.
The thicker the strap on the front to the heel, the easier it will be to walk in the shoes.
Beginner tips and tricks:
- Start small; smaller heels will become your best friend
- Learn to strut; basically, you have to teach yourself how to walk all over again
- Walk heel to toe
- Small baby steps are the key
- If you have to walk on stairs ONLY put the ball of your foot on the step and hold onto the railing.
- Improve your posture; chin up, shoulders pushed back, and head high
- Pretend the world is your catwalk, and visualize that you are walking in a straight line
- Practice makes perfect
- Make sure the shoe fits
- Break you heels in
- Learn to stand; by that I mean your feet will get tired very easily. To stop this take the third position like in ballet and put the pressure on your foot one at a time. That way you will be able to stand for longer.
- If your feet still hurt from wearing heels wear cushions or insoles
Till next time XO