Like learning any new skill, mastering the art of walking in high heels takes patience, practice, and a few practical measures which include wearing the proper shoe size. However, you will be surprised to hear that most women wear shoes that are too small, which further help to damage their feet. It is imperative to know that wearing proper shoe size would help improve your overall outlook.
If you are new to wearing heels, I recommend starting with a lower heel, thicker heel (wedge), and a little bit wider toe box. This increases your stability, and then as you become more comfortable, you can start increasing the height of that heel a little bit higher and going for a narrower, classic stiletto heel. Not every woman can risk wearing stilettos and those who manage to risk it, end up not staying long in it as they become uncomfortable in. Even though stilettos are fashionable and can be worn any time
depending on the occasion, there are factors to bear in mind when thinking of wearing stilettos.
• Size Matters
First, you want to make sure your heels (or any shoe, for that matter) are the proper size. If they are too big, your foot will slide around awkwardly. Too small and your foot will feel cramped, which will make walking painful. For the best fit, get your foot sized frequently.
“Your foot size changes over the years, even as much as one full size, especially after having kids,” Have your feet sized once a year, and do it if you have never had it done. . ..
Many people think they are a wide or vice versa, and they are not, so definitely do that before you shop. Wearing the right sizes of shoes that fits perfectly well, gives you a high level of confidence. This goes without saying.
• Pace Yourself
If you have never walked in high heels before, do not start out learning with 5-inch stilettos that is a recipe for pain and maybe even injury. “Try something smaller, like a 2-inch heel or wedge to get used to the feeling. You can always work your way up to your most killer heels while you are Conscious of the Rest of Your Body. Adhering to this will help you maintain a steady step which makes you stand out any time you are out.
• Slow It Down
You don’t need to walk too fast or run in heels, no matter how long you have been in the heel business; there is still a need to take your time when you are walking in them. “Wearing heels naturally makes your stride shorter, so you’ll need to take more steps than usual. Don’t expect to be able to walk as fast as you normally do in high heels.”
You can agree with me that you can only wear heels comfortably on leveled surface, which means you must not make the mistake of wearing heels if it isn’t comfortable enough for you. Taking your time when walking in stilettoes will help you achieve the cat walk which most women long for.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU