One of the most frequently asked questions on my YouTube channel is “how do you walk in high heels?”. I was never very good at it until I had more practise, and as is the case with many things, practise does help.
However, I thought it would be beneficial to share some of my top tips with you. The tips relate not only to walking in heels but choosing the right heels for you!
If you’d like to see some of my heels, check out my shoe collection video!
Top Tips For Walking in Heels:
- Take your time – I’ve been wearing heels for a few years and I’m still slower than my usual walking pace in them! Don’t worry about it, rushing will only cause you issues.
- Take smaller steps than usual. This will help you keep your balance and feel more in control of your walking.
- Practise makes perfect! If I get a new pair of shoes I wear them in my room to get a feel for the height of the heel and how I will adapt my walking to suit it.
- Platforms are your best friend! A hidden platform in a shoe can help your walking so much; the shoes still look super high but your foot is at less of a slant.
- Gel cushions in your shoes can really help take away pain at the balls of your feet. I swear by them, and it makes walking easier as you’re more comfortable!
- Stiletto heels can really make your feet hurt which in turn can unbalance you; I try to go for slightly thicker heels when I can (although if a pair of shoes is too gorgeous, this rule goes out of the window!)
- Have some back-up! When my friends and I go out and we’re all in heels, we keep each other close by in case of any stumbles. It might not necessarily help your walking but it will help to avoid embarrassment!
- Start smaller and progress. My first pair of heels weren’t too high at all and gave me some really good practise – I now feel comfortable walking in most heels.
Don’t forget – heels aren’t obligatory on a night out! Sometimes I wear flats and feel perfectly fine about it; I often also keep a pair in my bag on a night out in case my feet can’t take the pain any more!
Do you have any tips to share? Leave them below!