Wearing high heels and being most comfortable while walking needs a special degree of perfection. Now everyone can carry heels well and more so as they are not very comfortable to wear all day. Worry not, we have compiled some tricks on how to walk in high heels to help you wear those stilettos with utmost grace and style.
Not everyone can walk like Gigi Hadid, and not all of us have that charisma to run on a ramp over 3.5 inches above the ground. But well all can get used to heels and follow some simple rules to not look out of place. Here are some quick tricks to wear high heels with style and elegance.
1- Walk heel first toes to follow:
Putting the whole feet down is nothing short of an amateur with heels. Style it by putting your heels first and then followed by toes. This makes your walk more graceful and natural
2- Left first and over right leg:
Always remember its always the left foot and leg which comes around the right one. When you put right over left, it shows a great deal.
3- A little over Baby steps:
Not literally but take shorter steps, don’t try to widen and stretch the legs too much they spoil the look. Take more steps to reach your goal. Don’t make it like a nervous, anxious walk, but be firm look upright and take shorter steps
4- Lean back:
Put your weight on the back foot, lean back and then walk. It gives more balance and firms your grip over heels. This incline will prevent any harms caused by heels on our posture
5- Remember It’s all about posture:
It is important that your posture is addressed in order to walk in your high heels correctly. Remember the neuro muscular system which states the body must return to its natural state of perfect posture, perfect poise and balance.
6- Strengthen the inner core:
Building inner core strength can actually help you walk better. A good posture starts with having a strong core. Remember to feel more stable in fabulous shoes, you need to have a fabulous core which will also increase your balance
7- Practice first:
What you do at home can actually make a difference when it comes to hitting the city streets with grace and elegance. Prior to wearing heels, walking around your home on the balls of your feet helps to strengthen your legs and ankles
Also writing the letters of the alphabet with your feet daily to help strengthen the 38 muscles that are in your feet. Do this in bed or on the couch while watching TV.
8- How you step matters the most:
When in heels strive for a Y-step. Each time you step, land on the outer border of the heel and toe off. It is important when walking in high heels to lead with the ball of the foot. Never lead with the heel as weight will often make the high heel collapse and result in an accident or injury
9- Some more body postures to maintain: Remember the HAPPY posture.
– H: Head held high
– A: Abdominal muscles pulled in
– P: Pelvis in neutral
– P: Press chest down
– Y: Y-step
10- Practice walk in heels on any surface:
When walking on a surface such as grass, it is important to engage your calf muscles by elevating yourself even higher in your stilettos, which will elevate your high heel slightly above the grass and thus stop the heel from sinking. And when hitting the city streets, make sure to walk lightly (no clomping) and lead with the ball of your foot.
11- The shoes must be your perfect fit:
Even if you take all of this into consideration, if the shoe doesn’t fit properly, you’re doomed. For perfect shoe fitting keep in mind the below:
– The ball of the foot should rest on the widest part of the shoe
– Always go for the size of the bigger foot
– The length of the shoe needs to fit your longest toe
12- Does a costly shoe guarantee safety and grace:
Most women are under the illusion that the more money that you pay for a pair of high-heeled shoes is the more reassurance that the shoe is hazard-free. This is not the case; what constitutes a well-made shoe is that it is stable and does not rock when tapped at the back from side to side
The ideal time for going shoe shopping is mid-day. At the end of the day, you’ll find that your foot is swollen and at the beginning of the day, your foot isn’t swollen yet. To find the perfect match, it’s best to catch your foot somewhere in the middle.
13- Take care of your feet:
Shoes aren’t the only enemy for your feet. How you take care of them is equally to blame. Clean them well, apply moisturizer, but don’t put them in socks. It’s important to keep them exposed.
The above compilation on Some tricks on how to walk in high heels is to help you wear heels with utmost grace and dignity. The style is shown by how comfortable and at home you feel in the heels. Do not wear heels for more than 2 hours at a stretch and wear heels on alternate days to prevent any deformities arising from shoes.
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