HOW TO | WALK IN HIGH HEELS


Walking in high heels is a skill that is acquired amongst young women in their late teens, or even earlier than that. Myself? I was always a converse and sandals kind of girl. Probably the first time I wore something with even a slight heel (that was, regrettably, kitten heels - cringe!) was at my school prom in 2011. Oh the innocent days. Don't get me wrong. I wanted to be like all the other cool girls at prom, with the sky-high stilettos and colourful wedges. But I could barely stand without a wobble, so it just wasn't an option for 16 year old me at the time. I know, that I'm not alone in this. Plenty of you have tweeted and even e-mailed, asking me FAQs such as this. I definitely think there's an art to walking in heels, at first it feels like you're on stilts! I definitely salute those french guys that danced their butts off to the likes of Beyonce on BGT. The simple fact is, heels are a girls best-friend. They make you look slimmer, taller and generally feel more confident. This is my journey from shy kitten heels to, well, 'proper' ones....

OK. So this is the rather embarrassing beginning of the heel journey! This is from my Prom, my bestfriend is on the right, and I'm on the left. Kitten heels galore! Bless. I didn't know much of fashion back then, seeing as everyday consisted of school uniform and the typical school shoes from Clarks. Oh, how times change. I couldn't barely even scuttle along in those bad-boys, I remember taking them off at the end of the night with the straps having tattooed their own marks on to my skin, along with plenty of blisters too. Ouch. Not a great start.



Then came the beautiful wedge. At first, these were also a struggle in walk around in, but no-where near as bad as the classic heel. I was determined to get the knack of it, and if you're wanting to start off somewhere, wedges are your best bet. I would walk around in the house to try get as much practice as possible, even if it meant doing the hoovering in them! These were actually the very first pair of wedges that I owned, from New Look.


 Now, I've left behind the chunky wedge shoe for something a little bit more uptown and sophisticated. Say hello to the newest addition to my shoe collection, these beautiful white court heels from Topshop. After getting used to walking around so much in wedges (and the endless night-outs at Uni!) I became much more accustomed to wear something higher than normal. So, surprisingly, court heels weren't much of a challenge, and I adapted pretty easily and quickly.


 I love these beauties, they've definitely made me feel more 'grown up' and elegant, compared to the once tomboy with a sole love of worn out converse! As Marilyn Monroe once said, "Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!" But make sure those shoes are well broken into first!


My main 'method'? Begin with taking smaller steps. Once you've built up your confidence and begun to get into your stride, make sure you're walking from heel to toe. Even though you feel as if you're on stilts, try not to wobble about and walk like you are on them! Move as normal as possible, just as if you were wearing flats. It's also a good idea to improve your posture, because if you're slouched it doesn't help and defeats the purpose of even wearing heels. Last but not least, Practice, Practice, Practice! 

What do you think to wearing heels?
Has this post helped at all?

As always, let me know!
Lots of love,

Hannah xoxo
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7 comments

  1. I definitely agree- heel to toe!! Smaller but more frequent steps are the way forward (Literally)... ok that wasn't funny Xx

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  2. I'm 20 and I love high heels but I still can't walk in them. It's so sad, I know. When I started using heels my family realized I walked weird and apparently, there's something wrong with my feet but the doctors said I'm too old and it's too late to correct it... It's so annoying!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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  3. I can relate to you at prom as I did the exact same! I still can't wear heels with out a strap across the front of my foot as I'm scared my feet will come out when I walk and leave the shoe behind! But I will persivere and brave on through and hopefully when I go to uni I will get better!!

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  4. I completely agree however I started off wearing heels with a chunkier heel and no more than 3 inches high. Today I can say I am an okay heel walker but we can always approve so this summer I will definitely be wearing a lot more heels :) since they are well something I love. Great post it is true that we need to practice in them to get good at wearing them.
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  5. beautiful look & pretty lady.♥

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  6. Gosh, I love those wedges! They look so good!
    I love them, I love this post!


    Kisses,
    www.mfashionhour.com

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  7. I Love your post. Your white heels amazing. So beautiful.

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