How To: Walk in HeelsBy Ashley • May 9th, 2011 • Category: Adult Health, FASHION, HEALTH, Mom Health, Shoes and Accessories
If you’re not in NYC to take Backbone & Wingspan’s killer High Heel Workshop, or to do Pilates in Heels, or the likes… InStyle’s got your covered with the do’s, don’ts & easy to remember rules for walking in heels.
Take It Step-by-Step
- POSTURE: Heels pitch weight forward, so for balance, keep your head up and shoulders back. Tightening your core will offset some of the pressure on your feet.
- STEPS: Striding in a normal heel-to-toe motion can snap a stiletto or twist an ankle. Instead take short steps, going down evenly on the ball of the foot and heel.
- WEIGHT: As your weight shifts fully onto a foot, spread your toes in the shoe slightly; this will help to distribute the weight onto the ball of the foot.
- HIPS: When you’re feeling off-balance, you tend to stiffen up. For an easy, attractive momentum, let your hips swing in small, sideways, figure-eight motions.
Read more tips at InStyle.com
Ashley is a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.
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