Whether you’re a self-proclaimed girly girl or tomboy, you’ve probably been forced to walk in heels at some point in your life. And if you’re like most women, you’ve probably cursed the heels and vowed never to wear them again.
But let’s face it, ladies. There’s no denying that strutting around in a pair of stilettos can make you feel like a million bucks. Unfortunately, walking in heels is not always as easy as it looks. If you’re not careful, you can end up with blisters, twisted ankles, and a lot of pain. But don’t worry, with some practice, you can master the art of walking in heels and look fabulous!
Here are a few tips on how to walk in heels.
1. Start with a lower heel.
If you’re new to heels, start with a lower heel. A kitten heel or a low heel is a good place to start. Once you’re comfortable walking in a low heel, you can begin to experiment with taller heels.
2. Wear the correct size.
One of the reasons why heels can be so uncomfortable is because they’re not the correct size. Make sure you’re wearing the right size shoe. Your heel should not slip out of the shoe, and your toes should not be cramped.
3. Take small, deliberate steps.
Sudden movements will throw off your balance and make it more challenging to walk in a straight line. When first learning how to walk in heels, taking your time is essential. Don’t try to hurry; instead, focus on each step and place your heel down first.
4. Keep your shoulders back.
Good posture is critical when walking in heels. Be sure to keep your shoulders around and your chin up to help you maintain your balance.
5. Bend your knees.
When walking in heels, bend your knees slightly to help take the pressure off the balls of your feet.
6. Practice, practice, practice.
The more you wear heels, the more comfortable you’ll become walking in them. Find a flat, level surface to walk on so you can get a feel for how your heels affect your balance. Don’t be afraid to practice walking around your house before you wear them out in public.
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, learning how to walk in heels is an essential skill for any woman. Heels can add a touch of elegance to any outfit, but they can also be a challenge. With these tips and enough practice, you’ll master the art of walking in heels.
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Erika Marie is a fashion and beauty writer as well as a hardcore vintage clothing enthusiast. In her free time, she can be found thrifting for hidden gems to add to her collection.