According to the late Marilyn Monroe “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”.
Let’s assume she’s talking about heels. But if you can’t walk in the said heels, how then do you conquer the world?
The majority of women will want to rock heels on their outfits but because they can’t walk comfortably in them, they get discouraged.
Like learning any new skill, mastering the art of walking in high heels takes patience, practice, and a few practical measures.
We have put together a few tips on how to walk comfortably in your heels without tripping.
1. Size Matters
Be sure to buy the proper size of your shoes, especially high heels. If they are too small, your feet will feel cramped and if they are too big, your feet will slide around awkwardly. This will make walking a pain for you.
2. Start Small
If you’ve never walked in high heels before, don’t start out learning with 5-inch stilettos. The thicker the heels the easier it is to walk on, meaning the thinner your heels the harder it will be for you to balance on them. 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.
3. Don’t try to walk too fast
It is better to take your time in heels. Trying to work fast in heels often ends up looking awkward and you could even trip and fall. Wearing heels naturally makes your strides shorter, so take your time when you are walking in them. Don’t expect to be able to walk as fast as you normally do while in high heels. Walking slowly gives off an air of confidence too.
A lot of women have a tendency to hold themselves very stiffly when they’re learning how to walk in high heels. This is partly because of the different way your body moves in heels (you might think your feet and legs are doing all the work, but your lower back and abdomen are working hard too, and are often the first places you’ll feel the strain if you’ve been overdoing it), of course, but it’s also natural to stiffen up if you’re feeling off-balance. Try to relax, not only will it look more natural, it’ll also be more comfortable, and make you less likely to hurt yourself.
5. Take Time-Outs
“Whenever and wherever you can, sit, sit, sit! It’ll give your feet a chance to rest so when you are on your feet, you’ll be able to walk more comfortably.
6. Wear Wedges
Wedges feel like flats but look like heels. They’re the most comfortable type of high heels to walk in, and also probably the easiest, so they make an excellent starting point if you can’t walk in high heels, and want to learn.