Thursday, July 23, 2015

10 Tricks to Wearing Heels Like a Pro

Hi Friends!

You saw my shoe collection last time (link here). So as you can see, I have some flats and kitten heels for the days I seek comfort. However, my love for high heels is what makes my heart happy and my feet fatigued.

 


Over the years, I have picked up a few pointers from various sources (and my own experiments) to ease the mighty yet slick task of strutting in heels. As promised, sharing a few of these style cheats with you!

I know it is heart-breaking to pass up an enticing pair, just because they are half a size smaller or bigger, but do it. They are not worth mangling your feet or getting bunions. So hold your heart still and look away...you will find the perfect one soon enough. 

Do not try walking through that huge parking lot or mall in six inch heels, at the first go. I would suggest starting with kitten heels and moving up through the heel height, subsequently.

When you walk, step on your heels first and then put the toes down. Do not try putting your whole foot down at once unless you are in flats.

It can be tempting to rush your walk when you are in pain and get it over with. However strong this temptation, don't yield to it, unless you want a fractured leg and a long leave from office.


This helps ease the pressure on your feet. "Physics baby!!"

While you stand, arch one of your legs a little by bending your knee - like celebrities do! Alternate between the legs to give them both equal rest. It is not just top style but a matter of relief for your knees and feet too.
 
Whenever you find the time and energy, walk around in heels around the house.
 
Use them regularly for your high-heeled shoes. They really help reduce the pressure and hence, the pain. I am using the Scholl
 
inserts and they are really helpful.

Keep a pair of flats in the bag and bring them out once you walk out of that tiring party. Give your feet that much needed rest.


Show your feet some love. Pamper them with a foot soak at home or a nice spa massage to get them ready for the next catwalk.

Have fun and enjoy those skyscrapers!

Photographer: Ashutosh Vidyarthi

22 comments:

  1. such a lovely list. I must admit I always have flats around or with me when I go out in heels.

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    1. Thank you Michéle! Flats are such a comfort for feet after a long day in heels :D

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  2. Awesome post!!! will try some tips :)
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    1. Thanks Rebeca. I hope you find them helpful! :)

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  3. These are all great tips for wearing heels. It reminded of few things I had forgotten about. Thanks for the refresher.
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  4. The last three are ma fav! :) Hahaah..I always have flats with..;)
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  5. Such good tips! I already carry flats in my bag if I'm wearing heels, but it's never occurred to me to lean back or step with the heel first. Physics was never my forte! Definitely going to be trying these out the next time I wear heels! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Thank you Kate! :D I hope these tips work out for you. Do let me know how it goes.. :)

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    2. Priya, you're a genius - I had a couple of events in the past week where heels were a must. When my feet started to hurt I remembered your advice and leaned back. Instant relief! x

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    3. I am so glad you found this helpful! Such formal, heels-only even can be a pain most of the times but then again, nothing makes a girl feel more special than a stylish pair of heels. :)

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  6. Perfect post for the girls who just got into heels, very helpful!

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    1. Thanks you Rani for the encouraging comment! :)

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  7. Loving these tips! I wear heels a lot but sometimes I get tired also in them. Thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

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    1. Thanks dear! I too get tired in heels after a while and that is why I came up with these tricks to endure them. :P

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  8. Great tips! I usually have flats in my bag for times I really can't take my heels anymore. I actually was wearing my heels once for 12 hours during a wedding and dancing and the like, and was pretty impressed that I was okay! But I have been wearing heels for a few years and like you said I started off with some small heels first. And the heel first tip is the best! I have never heard of the in soles tip but I am sure it will help. I will be checking out in getting me some of those.

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    1. Oh Olivia..those gel insoles are the best! You can explore different brands and see which works for you. And I agree, the heel first trick is the most helpful one, I have had a number of tumbles before I started doing that. :P

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  9. Women love wearing high heel shoes. Men also love watching women in high heels. A woman feels more confident and looks more attractive and sexy when wearing these heels.I find this website for Best Shoes for Heel Pain you can visit this site.

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