Although heels can be tall and intimidating, I believe every women should know how to walk in them. There are occasions that require us to wear heels, such as work, weddings, galas, etc., and even if it’s a rare chance, one should still be able to walk graciously and smoothly. If you know you have an outing to attend where heels are recommended, you should dust your pair of heels off and start practicing. Find a long walkway that allows you to strut your stuff back and forth with no obstacles.
Unlike flats and sneakers, heels are not to be worn in a hurry. Take smooth steps and don’t rush. Walk slowly and step with your heels keeping your toes pointed forward. Avoid stepping with your sole first. When out in your heels, keep your own pace and take short strides. Even if that requires you to walk slower than usual, it’s better to walk slow then to trip and fall!
Remember in PE class when you had to stand with one foot up and hold your balance? That exercise finally comes in handy! Walking in heels requires balance. One way to help is to swing your arms when you walk. Keep your legs straight with your toes and keep them close. When practicing, walk and turn in different directions. Make sure you practice stopping without tipping over.
Pick the Right Shoe
The beauty of heels is all of the different shapes and sizes they can come in. Get what’s comfortable for you. If you’re new to heels, invest in lower style heels – often referred to as “kitten heels.” You can also try wedges which provides a sturdy foundation to make walking easier. When shopping for new heels, take your time. take sure your foot and toes have enough room, but are still snug in the shoe. Take a walk around the store to see how comfortable you feel in them. Don’t start off with the fanciest 6″ heels. A fall in extremely high heels can be dangerous and also very embarrassing.