Walking in heels!

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

yes practice is key!!! I once looked so awkward and felt dumb wearing heels. I am actually amazed at how much better I can walk in them. 

start small though. try going a whole day in a shorter pair of heels. work your way into the taller ones. this will help you practice and also avoid breaking your neck 🙂

also I feel like heels with a platform in the sole are also much easier to walk in. however your wedding shoes look really high for someone who can’t walk in heels to begin with. 

Post # 4
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526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I can’t walk in heels at all, which is why I’m glad my FI isn’t much taller than me (I’m 5’0″ and he’s 5’5″)! I was making great progress before my FI mentioned how weird it is when I wear heels and we’re the same height. I’m a great lover of flats, so I was ecstatic! My problem is that I place all of my weight on my heels when I walk, and I do mean ALL of my weight because I did that Dr. Scholl’s thing that shows you how you stand. If you can, go to a store that has something like that and try it out. If you have the same problem I do, then you need to start practicing walking on the balls of your feet without the shoes on and then just walk in the shoes a lot… 

Post # 7
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575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Practice, practice, practice!  You might want to strengthen your calves and ankles if you feel really unsteady.  For me, a lot of it came from having a really strong core, which keeps my balance pulled up and centered over my hips.  Doing ballet stretches and strengthening exercises, which all focus on strong ankles, calves, and core, as well as getting your balance really spot on, is the thing that has helped me the most.  Even things like the NYC Ballet workout will help you develop the muscles that will give you more confidence in heels.  I also religiously use therabands, which are latex resistence bands, to work on strength in my ankles and feet.  We do all our warm-up work in demi-pointe, which is up on the ball of the foot, and it gets you ready for heels!

Post # 9
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526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Ashleigh24:  I got really confused by the “heel on the floor first” thing. I thought ‘Awesome! I walk on my heels all the time. I’ll be great at this!’ Nope. Once you’ve put the front of your foot down, you need to put weight on it. That’s where I always screw up. You have time to practice for sure, though! Do your chores in those heels and just wander around the house in them and you should master them (maybe not heels in general, but at least that pair).

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Lol, believe or not it is a talent / identifiable skill …

Buy a book entitled “How to Walk in High Heels” (A Girl’s Guide to Everything) it is a fun read, and has a whole section dedicated to footware… different types – stocking your closet – how to walk in heels (really really good practical info for breaking them in and practicing etc) – as well as info on about 100 other topics for a girl establishing herself in the world !!

http://www.amazon.ca/How-Walk-High-Heels-Everything-ebook/dp/B00GW4U8UA/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

Hope this helps,

 

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