How to Walk in Heels

Skinny jeans, skirts, or dresses. Whatever you choose to wear them with, heels always make the perfect accessory to any outfit. But just because they look good doesn't mean they are a walk in the park to walk in. Learning to walk in heels takes some effort, but with enough practice you'll be able to walk in heels effortlessly and look good wearing them.

According to how experienced you are with walking in heels, make sure you choose an appropriate heel size to start learning. If you are a beginner, don't try walking in 5 inch stiletto heels on your first try. That could lead to serious injury. Try something smaller like maybe a 2 inch wedge and get used to walking around in that. Once you've gotten used to that, you can build up the heel size. Don't take it too fast. Be patient.

Put on your desired heels that you want to learn how to walk in. Stand in front of a floor-length mirror. Turn front and to the side. Straighten out your posture. Posture is very important when walking in high heels. Slouching when walking in heels is never a pretty sight.

Once you are comfortable standing in high-heels, take baby steps. Walk forward and then back. Remember to walk heel-to-toe. Don't attempt to put your whole foot on the ground as you take each step. This will make your walking awkward and painful. Put down your heel first, and then your toe.

Practice, practice, practice. Before you wear your heels out, wear them around the house for a day. Do all of your regular activities around the house, in the heels. This is good for two purposes: 1) you will practice pivoting turning and walking and 2) this will create scuffs on the bottom of your shoes to make them less slippery.

Make sure to practice walking down and up stairs and on different surfaces. Don't limit to just the carpet in your bedroom. Walk on tile, hardwood, and even go outside to experience walking on gravel.

Once you've walked in your heels for a while, you will get used to the feel of them. Add cushioning like Dr. Scholl's For Her - High-Heel Insoles.

Give yourself a break every 20 minutes or so from walking around and sit down. But do not take off your heels. Once you take your heels off, your feet will swell up and there will be even more pain when you try to put them on again.

By using these tips, you will be able to walk in heels like a pro and be super stylish!

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