7 Tricks For Learning To Walk Properly In Heels

7 Tricks For Learning To Walk Properly In Heels

One of the most relatable things that Victoria Beckham's ever said is this: "I can't concentrate in flats." We're right there with you, Victoria! HEELS ARE LIFE.

But no matter how amazing and life-changing heels are, they're not exactly the most comfortable pieces of footwear. We're all not built like Rihanna, who can walk on every surface while wearing stilettos.

Seriously, how does she do it?

For the rest of us commoners who do not possess this extraordinary talent, we certainly need help strutting in a pair of killer heels. Here are some tips and tricks brought to us by Who What Wear that definitely work:

Walk heel to toe, not toe to heel.

Walking with your foot down at once, as if you're wearing flats when in fact you're wearing heels is a total amateur move. When you're rocking a pair of heels, put your heel down first, followed by your toe. It would make you look like a natural.

Take small steps.

Wearing heels makes it a bit more difficult to walk, so you're inclined to make your stride shorter than usual. The trick is to take an increased number of small steps to go the same distance. Just make sure that you're not doing baby steps. 

Don't rush.

You're not in a marathon, so there's no need to rush. When you attempt to walk briskly in heels, it may just end up looking awkward. Take your time. Walk slowly to give off an air of confidence.

Lean slightly back.

There may be instances that you want to walk faster than your heels would let you, making you crane your neck forward. That may end up looking strange, so relax, lean back ever so slightly to counteract your urge to lean forward.

Visualize yourself walking in a straight line.

Imagine you're on a catwalk and it's imperative that you walk in a straight line. Try to visualize a straight line going to your end point, rather than constantly looking down on your feet as you walk.

Arch your foot slightly.

As you go on your stride and feel like you're gonna slip, arch your foot a little bit to put pressure on the inside of your shoe. This will secure your foot to your beloved stiletto, making it easier to move.

Make sure your shoes fit.

If your shoes don't fit right, walking in them properly would be an impossible feat. If your heels are too big, use shoe pads so you fit in them better. If they are a wee bit too small, try having them stretched by your friendly neighborhood cobbler.

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