There is a saying that Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. We women would certainly like to be born with heels on our feet. If that’s not the case and you have never worn pumps before, there is some training you should go through in order to walk well in heels.
Let us be clear from the beginning that every woman should know her highest heel height. If you weren’t aware of it, there is a top height that is unique for each woman. You shouldn’t wear heels higher than the maximum height, and you probably won’t be able to do so. Here is how you find your max heel height:
Stand up on your tiptoes as high as you can. Stand next to a wall and mark the point on the wall approximately in the middle of your heel. The height from the floor to the point is your natural maximum heel height.
The heel of a shoe may be higher if the shoe has a platform or an elevated bottom sole.
Scientists in England have also come up with a formula that you can use to calculate your highest heel height in a given moment of your life. I’m not sure if it’s good, but here is a reference to the formula if you’d like to try it out.
If you have never worn high heel shoes, I would recommend to start with a lower heel or a wedge to get a little bit of confidence. This will make your feet adopt gradually and you will wear your high heels more gracefully later.
If you don’t have the patience to build up confidence, here is a couple of quick start steps to try to make the process as short as possible.
Wasn’t it quite clear what to do? Watch this great video for more tips for walking in extremely high heels like stilettos:
Buy a lower heel if you are unable to wear the high ones with the straight head. It is nicer to walk beautifully than to have the highest possible heel and walk like a duck.
The lower the heel, the more easier it is to walk in it. That is a general rule. Every rule has exceptions:
In short, start with heels that other people consider comfortable and work your way thereafter.
The heels are not supposed to be loose or be too tight.
The heels must fit just right!
There are several very good books on how to walk in high heels.
There are also books with style on how to walk in high heels and about fashion in general: