HOW TO WALK IN HIGH HEELS | 7 Tips From A Heel Addict

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How to walk in high heels

How to walk in high heels? This is something every girl has struggled with at some point. Even Carrie Bradshaw (wink to my twitter followers) hasn’t always looked so natural in heels. There isn’t a single girl in this world who was born with the ability to walk in heels, no matter what tell you or how easy they make it look. They have been through some hard times with their heels, just like you and I.

I am basically a heel addict. Yea I know, I’m addicted to a lot of things. But who said I couldn’t be addicted to several things at the same time ? I am now 21 years old and I bought my first pair of high heels when I was 15, thanks to (or because of ?) my best friend who was already a heel addict at that time and who totally convinced me to get that 5″ heels pair. That’s when I learnt how to walk in high heels ! I’ve been wearing heels since then. I mean, not necessarily every day, but every time I have an occasion to. I cannot resist a beautiful pair of heels, this is just not possible for me, that’s why there will probably be a pair of those shoes in every haul you’ll see on this blog !

Over those six years of wearing heels, I have noticed that some tips and tricks can help a lot if you’re a beginner in that field. I’ve decided to share them with you today, hoping it could help some of you, shoes lovers !

 

 

How To Walk In High Heels ?

1. Don’t Be Too Greedy

If you’re not used to walking in heels on a regular basis, then starting with a pair of 5″ heels probably isn’t what’s best for you. Starting with smaller heels and then progressively switching to higher heels when you feel comfortable in them is, according to me, the best way to finally  reach your “heel goal”. I’d say starting with 2″ heels is a good thing, and several weeks (or months) later when you will feel totally comfortable and confident in those heels, try higher heels.

 

2. The Thicker, The Better

When it comes to starting with high heels, know that it will be easier for you to walk with thick heels. Thinner heels will give you a hard time balancing on them if you’re not used to heels, while thicker heels will give you more stability. Choose carefully !

 

3. Platform Or No Platform, That Is The Question

While platform shoes might seem incredibly high, they actually make the heel feel shorter, making your shoes more comfortable to walk with. Platforms also reduce the feeling of your feet’s impact on the ground, and this is definitely a game changer for your comfort.

 

 

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4. Always Break Your Shoes Before Wearing Them

This is a tip that actually goes for any kind of shoes ! Just wear your shoes around the house, while doing whatever you’re doing in your house. You can also put on thick socks, and your shoes, then blow-dry your shoes around the tight sections for a few minutes, and keep your socks/shoes on while it cools.

 

 

5. Place Your Heel On The Ground First

You cannot walk in heels the same way you walk with flat shoes, and that’s precisely where most girls struggle. In order to feel and look natural when walking in heels, you need to make your heel come into contact with the ground first. Seriously, this is important. That’s basically what makes the difference between looking like a confident, heel-experienced woman, or looking like a fawn who’s learning to walk.

 

6. Take Small Steps

Take small steps, literally. Running in heels has never been a good idea, and it never will. You might want to try that in a couple of months, but for now, how about we focus on walking ? It will be easier for you to look natural with small steps rather than with big ones. Once again, this tip should allow you to avoid the “fawn learning to walk” look.


 

7. Don’t Give Up !

Being able to walk naturally with high heels takes time. So be patient, and with a little of training you will be able to wear any kind of heels you’d like !

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I am a heel addict. I started wearing heels six years ago and didn't stop since then ! Over those six years of wearing heels, I have noticed that some tricks can help a lot if you’re a beginner in that field. I’ve decided to share all of my best tips to walk in heels with you today, hoping it could help some of you, shoe lovers !

What kind of shoes would you love to wear ?  Is there any tips you would add to this list ? 

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Emma


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23 thoughts on “HOW TO WALK IN HIGH HEELS | 7 Tips From A Heel Addict

  1. I’m TERRIFIED of heels:( There was once when I gathered the courage to wear one and I it was a success up till the point where I reached the apartment lobby then hurried back up to change before anyone saw me:”D I know you have to start somewhere but the embarrassment from tripping in front of people just scares me to death…

    1. I think the most important thing is just to feel comfortable. If you don’t feel comfortable in your heels, choose smaller heels. It’s as simple as that :).
      The goal is to feel comfortable and confident in your shoes, not to feel like you want to dig a hole and burry yourself in it ! Haha
      Wearing heels is not supposed to be a torture !

      1. I’ve been taking baby steps with platforms for the longest time but can’t see myself rocking heels out any time soon😂 I’ll just stick to my sneakers and mules for now

  2. I’m a sneaker addict but I’m slowly warming up to heels! these tips are great! My friend always said to me: “don’t be afraid to own, strut and shake that booty!” I’m a block heels and wedges girl – one day I’ll get to the crazy heels!

    1. I like sneakers too ( I like all kind of shoes, that’s problematic 😂), but heels are my favorites. Your friend is right !! 🖤

  3. I love walking in heels as well. I think it’s so much fun. I started when I was 14. I used to be able to walk in them for like the whole day but now I can’t do that anymore for some reason. ☹️

    1. Thank you ! Walking in heels for short distances leads to walking in heels for longer distances, so no worries 😉🖤

  4. LOVED this post!! Thanks for sharing!! I love looking and picking out heels, wearing them not so much! My first pair was at 18! They were gold and sparkly and oh so pretty!! They were left in the back of a taxi on a drunken night out. Never found a pair quite like them since 😔

    1. Aw thank you hun ! I’m so sorry for your gold shoes, it happened to me once to leave a jacket hat I loved at the back of a taxi, and I’m still mad at myself for that !!

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