Learn to Walk in Your Heels The Right Way

Today stilletos are in vogue and most fashionable shoes have high heels. Walking with high heels requires concentration on posture,  managing your weight and steps and the swinging hip movement. With a little training and practice, you can also do a cat walk with your dainty shoes. More than training yourself to walk with high heels, it is also important to choose your shoes and accessorize them to suit your poise. Read more on to know about high heel shoes and walking with it…

Take It Step-by-Step

1. POSTURE: Heels pitch weight forward, so for balance, keep your head up and shoulders back. Tightening your core will offset some of the pressure on your feet.

2. STEPS: Striding in a normal heel-to-toe motion can snap a stiletto or twist an ankle. Instead take short steps, going down evenly on the ball of the foot and heel.

3. WEIGHT: As your weight shifts fully onto a foot, spread your toes in the shoe slightly; this will help to distribute the weight onto the ball of the foot.

4. HIPS: When you’re feeling off-balance, you tend to stiffen up. For an easy, attractive momentum, let your hips swing in small, sideways, figure-eight motions.

Know Your Shoe

THE BODY: If a stiff shoe causes blisters, spritz this area with water and use your fingers to mold the softened leather to the shape of your foot or try special inserts to reduce friction.

THE BREAST: The inner arch of the heel, which affects stability. The farther forward the arch, the less you will feel off-balance.

THE SOLE: Slipping on slick floors? Pick up a pair of sole protectors or score the soles of your heels with a key to create extra traction.

THE TOE BOX: If your toes feel pinched, have this area stretched out at your local shoe repair shop.

THE INTERIOR: If you suffer from low arches, slip in supports to relieve pressure on the balls of your feet.

Note : Foot experts warn that the unnatural slope of stilettos puts unnecessary strain on feet and lower leg muscles.

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Posted on February 8, 2012, in Fashion and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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