Walking in heels doesn’t have to be complicated. However, many women avoid wearing heels because of one major reason – they simply can’t walk in heels. If you’re reading this and saying to yourself that you are one of those women who can’t walk in heels, no need to worry. Learning to walk fearlessly in high heels just takes a little practice and patience until you get there. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be strutting like a catwalk model in 5-inch stilettos in no time!
Walk Heel to Toe
The easiest way to look like an amateur in heels is to put your whole foot down at once as if you’re wearing flats. When wearing heels, put your heel down first, followed by your toe. This will make your walk look more natural.
Take small steps
When you wear heels, you will want to take smaller steps than your usual steps when you walk. This means you’ll have to take an increased number of small steps to go the same distance. I’m not recommending baby steps, but don’t try to take your usual long strides either.
Lean slightly back
Naturally, when you wear heels and walk fast, you may end up craning your neck forward to compensate. This may end up looking strange and awkward so minimize this, allow yourself to lean just the slightest bit back when walking in heels, as this will counteract your inclination to lean forward.
Walk in a straight line
When wearing heels, visualize a straight line ahead of you and try to walk on it. This is why catwalk models always look so graceful and majestic when strutting in heels. To walk in a straight line, cross one foot slightly in front of the other to give your hips more sway. A lot of women wear high heels to look sexy, so adding a little shimmy to your walk is a good thing.
Practice wearing your heels around the house
Wear your heels for a day around the house before you wear them out. This will not only allow you to get used to wearing them, but it will also create scuffs on the bottom so that they’re less slippery. Make sure you practice doing all the things you would normally do while walking, such as: walking, stopping, pivoting, and turning around.
Start small and work your way up
It’s not a good idea to buy 4 inch or 6-inch heels if you aren’t used to wearing and walking in heels. It’s better to work your way up, increasing the height as you get used to how they feel. There are many different types of heels to choose from, varying in height, thickness, and shape. Training your feet by starting out with small heels will allow your ankles to develop the strength they need to walk safely and gracefully in high heels.
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