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How to Walk in Heels In Style

 

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How to walk in heels For the past few weeks, I’ve been diligently going to physio twice a week. I injured my foot running. Nothing to freak out about, just one of those annoying injuries that won’t really go away without some outside help. My biggest worry is that I’ve been stuck wearing sneakers everyday. Now don’t get me wrong, I actually do wear them a lot since much of my time is spent on the seawall, but I’m getting a little bit worried that putting on a pair of heels will cause me undo pain and discomfort. As much as I love a great pair of flats, I Miss My Heels! So I thought that this would be a good time to bring back a topic that I’m passionate about: How to Walk in Heels.

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It’s really not that hard, there are just a few basics to remember.

Tips on how to walk in heels:

First, think like a ballet dancer, turn your feet out ever so slightly. You almost want to feel as if you are leading with your heel when you step forward.

Next stomach in, on a scale of one to ten about a 3….yes really, you aren’t sucking in for dear life, just lightly engaging your transverse abdominis (the part of the abs where women develop that little pouch).

Now think about your shoulders, they should be relaxed. What I used to tell women was to feel like you are gently pushing your bra strap down with your shoulder blades. Lastly, heads up Ladies! Your ears should be directly in line with your shoulders. The minute your head is down or jutting forward you’ve lost it. Really it’s all about the posture. If you can stand tall you can walk in heels.

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The most unexpected and probably coolest request I ever got was a call from a man asking me to teach him how to walk in heels…. I kind of wish he would have followed through, because that just would have been super fun!

So the next time you put on a great pair of heels, remember to lift your chin, put on a smile and feel fabulous!

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44 Comments

  1. Sensible Stylista

    This post was SO helpful! I kind of walk like a donkey (har har), so It was informative to read this =D

    http://sensiblestylista.blogspot.com/
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

    1. You’re hilarious but if it helped then I’m really glad it did!
      xo

  2. Jamie "ChatterBlossom"

    So sorry you got injured! I hope you can get back to your heels soon!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

  3. miss Margaret Cruzemark

    For me it’s really hard to walk on heels. And I love high heels. I have fallen many times on the street and people were laughing but what the hell, I have started laughing too!!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

    1. Yup, it’s what you have to do…never let them laugh at you! I have to admit that lately walking in heels has been harder and harder for me so I have to keep giving myself reminders!

  4. This is a beautiful shoes! I love your studded Slipper

    1. Oh thank you so much! I love those too.
      xo

  5. SkyscraperinPumps

    How did I miss this? I love love this post…and those shoes. I have missed you on my brief hiatus from the blog world. Love the new look and vibe. I think you have successfully recreated yourself!

    1. Thank you so much! So happy you’re back!
      xo

  6. Vancouver In Heels

    Great tips! I find I stand better in heels, versus actually walking in them, lol.

    1. Yeah…me too!
      xo

  7. Caroline, this is awesome! So many women struggle to walk in high heels! Its kinda sad to see a woman wearing a gorgeous dress that is screaming for high heels, but she has on flats! Lol What’s even more sad is when she has on heels and her knees are about to collapse from underneath her! Maybe I’m just a high heel kinda girl, but I think women should definitely know how to walk in heels, even if they don’t wear them everyday.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Agreed!!! I just have to look the other way when I see women stumbling about in their heels!
      xo

  8. I injured my knee while running and the pain just won’t go away, even after physio. It’s so annoying!
    So this post is very relevant for me, also because I spend most of my life in heels 🙂 love your tips!
    and I love all the shoes here, all very chic!
    xx

    1. Oh that sounds painful! I hope it gets better soon!
      xo

  9. cool article 🙂

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