How many times have you been out and seen women who look totally uncomfortable walking in high heels? A little like they have never walked in a pair of heels before? Yes, it makes me feel uncomfortable too!
The old quote, “you have to crawl before you walk” rings very true in this instance. As much as I am not a fan of high heeled shoes under 4 inches, this is where you should start as a beginner in order to properly wear and walk in high heels.
I call this, “The Training Shoe”
Before you begin the steps below, make sure that you have the ankle strength to be able to walk in the taller heels. One way to tell if you have weak ankles is if you notice that every time you walk in heels that your ankle wobbles. That is a sure sign that perhaps your ankles are not as strong as they should be. You can fix this by using strengthening bands daily. These bands come in different resistance levels to test and improve your ankle strength.
Power-Systems have Thera-Band exercise bands that range from $11.95 to $136.95
Step 1: Try on the shoes BEFORE you buy them. Get a feel for the shoe before you take it home. Comfort is everything.
Step 2: Start with kitten heels and progressively work your way up to the 5 inches +.
Step 3: Walk around your home in the shoes before you try and walk outside.
Step 4: If you still can’t get the hang of walking in high heels check your surrounding areas for classes on how to learn to walk in heels.
Step 5: If after all these steps you still feel uncomfortable and wobbly when you walk then it is probably best that you try another shoe or heel height.
Moral of the Story: If you feel uncomfortable or wobble in anyway when you walk in heels, then train yourself first before you embarrass yourself.
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