*Start small. If you’ve never walked in high heels before, don’t start out learning with 5 inch stilettos – that’s 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.
* Walk heel to toe, not toe to heel. While it might be tempting to put your whole foot down at once, don’t do it – it makes your walk look strange when you’re wearing high shoes. Instead, put your heel down first, followed by your toe. This will give you more balance and make your stride look more natural.
* Take small steps. 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.
* Step as if you were walking on a straight line. When you walk with one foot in front of the other, it gives your hips the sway that models are known for. Pretend you’re walking on a line on the ground, one foot in front of the other, or practice on an actual straight line at a basketball court or on a line in the floor.
* Watch how models do it. Download a video of a fashion show on YouTube and watch the professionals strut in their high heels. While models walk the runway in a way that’s exaggerated from real life, you can learn from their walks and tone it down a little to get the perfect normal-person strut. Practice in front of a mirror until you get it down.
* Practice… Then practice some more. At the end of the day, the best way to become a pro at walking in high heels is to do it as often as possible. Practice walking on carpet, slippery floors, up stairs, and outside. No amount of reading how to do it will make a difference if you don’t work at it. Walking in high heels is like any other skill – you need to do it a lot to get good at it.
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by 2sshoes10 months ago
No. I seem to have very weak ankles. Have broken an ankle bone at least once, torn ligaments and had bad sprains-- even when wearing sensible shoes. At this point in my life, I wouldn't dare.
by Susan Keeping7 years ago
They are giving shoes away to Oprah's audience today. It bugs me though that the stylists push mostly high heels. Not every woman can wear high heels, not every woman wants to wear high heels.I'm glad one woman held her...
by Om Prakash Singh7 years ago
Some of my work has stopped because I don't know this. Here is my query.Say I put links to my Hub using tracker on my blog. Visitors to my blog come to read my Hub and decide to join Hubpages. To join they click on the...
by 2patricias6 years ago
I used to love wearing high heels, but now my feet won't let me. Ow! they say.But I don't want to wear shoes like my teachers wore in the 1950s. I'm not old yet. In fact, I'm a Baby Boomer. ...
by Pantywearer7 years ago
About four years ago, I started wearing women's platform heels and haven't stopped wearing them since. The only problem is that I've only worn them in my apartment. I love wearing the 4-inch heels all the...
by nikequeen7 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions, on behalf of the ladies.
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