High heels are everything classy. They scream grace, class, and elegance. Wear heels on your outfit and anyone can tell the difference. It skyrockets your overall outlook to 100% perfect. It is however sad that many have been embarrassed multiple times in their attempt to achieve this poise, grace, and elegance projected on high heels. Walking on heels is a skill that should be learned to avoid disaster and sustain elegance. Therefore, this article aims to educate women on the 5 ways to walk elegantly in high heels.
Walking on heels can cause you embarrassment in many ways. If you rock high heels regularly, then you probably have experienced one of these.
Mistepping and suffering a great fall
Broken heels in the middle of an occasion or fashion show
Wobbling in public but managing to keep your balance
Needing the support of a friend to navigate a bumpy road (which could either lead to a fall or kill your poise because it is always very obvious that you are struggling)
Being teased for walking like a robot because you are too conscious of the length of your heels
Receiving snickers and side glances because you look weird on your high heels
Here’s a compiled video of ladies embarrassing moments on heels. This will leave you in shock.
While some of these are inevitable and can occur to anyone, there are ways to control their frequent occurrence.
3 Ways to Ensure Safety and Avoid Embarrassment on high heels
Check your heels thoroughly before putting them on for any event
There are things to look out for before rocking your high heels. This is important because, when your heels disappoint you it could go beyond embarrassment to causing you an injury or a broken leg which is quite dangerous. Therefore, it is important to check for any signs of possible damage and address them before stepping out. Here are important steps to thoroughly examine your high heels
Check to see if the straps are held in place and the shanks are firm.
Check the heel seat to see if they are loose, wobbly, shaky, or firm.
Stand on them to ensure no heel is bent.
Put them on and take a 2-minute walk in your house or around your compound.
If everything is in place then you are good to go.
Consider your environment before stepping out
It is advisable to consider your environment before deciding on the heels to rock. If the occasion you intend to attend is an outdoor event in a bumpy area, then avoid pointed heels. Rather than risk embarrassment, go for heels with a flat and broad surface. Furthermore, if you do not have a personal ride and need to walk some distance before getting a cab, consider this distance before putting your heels on. In this case, I suggest you take a fancy pair of slippers for the street walk then put your heels on in the cab.
Wear Suitable Heels for your Level of expertise
As mentioned earlier, wearing high heels requires skill. One is either a beginner, an intermediary, or a pro. Therefore it is important to know the level of skill you possess before deciding on the heels to wear for an event. Do not wear heels the length of a pro when you are still a beginner or you will risk a disaster. While you practice at home, wear what suits you best.
5 ways to walk elegantly on heels
Practice these tips regularly and watch your skills shoot from the beginners level to the level of a pro.
Heel to Toe
The first rule for walking elegantly on high heels states that you should walk from heel-toe and not toe-heel. Many people do not pay attention to this but it is the basic rule to maintain balance and poise on high heels
Body Weight on Your heel
When walking on high heels, more of your body weight should rest on your heel, not your toe. This will require you to lean slightly backward, square your shoulders, and raise your chin slightly up, thereby, maintaining poise and elegance. Placing your Ewing on your toes will make you slouch and walk like one who has a bent and unstable knee/ball joint.
Ascending the stairs
While ascending the stairs, place the out sole of the high heel shoe i.e. the ball of your foot alone on each step. In other words, leave the pointed part away from each step while ascending. Always support yourself by holding on to the handrails in a light grip.
Descending the Stairs
Descending a flight of stairs requires a different method than ascending. When descending the stairs, both the heel and out sole/ball of your foot are placed on each step at a time. Neither is left out as it is when ascending.
Maintain a Straight line
While walking on heels, place each foot ahead of the other to maintain elegance. To achieve this better, imagine being asked to walk in a straight line without misstepping. Practice this in the comfort of your home and gradually you’ll get used to the skill.
The truth is that if you are regular with rocking high heels, then you have probably experienced at least one disaster. Share your experience with me.
Wear suitable heels for your environment
Purchase your perfect size to avoid discomfort
While heels are great, flat shoes look good too so give yourself a break occasionally
Begin with shorter and flatter heels then gradually proceed to longer and pointed heels
Practice often. Keep practicing. The practice is worth the results
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Do you love high heels? Are you a beginner, an intermediary, or a pro? Have you been embarrassed in high heels before? Care to share your experience including how you felt and how you managed the situation? Please leave a comment as we walk towards perfection. I guess we’ve all been down this road.