High Heels and when you are better off without them

One of the biggest parts of a woman’s wardrobe is her heels. Women love shoes, and especially heels.  Heels make a woman look more feminine, improve posture and make her walk more graceful. This is what heels are supposed to do, but unfortunately not all women enjoy the benefits. Only those who know how to choose and wear heels benefit from them.

If you don’t know how to walk in heels, you are better off without them. How many times have you seen a woman walking in heels having her knees bent at all times? Rule #1 is no matter how tempted you are to wear heels, if you are uncomfortable in them and don’t know how to walk properly, you are better off without them. Instead of walking like you own the world you will walk like a newborn calf.

If you really want to wear heels and experience all of the benefits, keep in mind the following: heel height, quality, and the art of walking. Heel height is very important.  If you are struggling in high heels, try something shorter first. If you are wearing right shoes and the right height heels, you are supposed to make a step from heel to toe. Not the other way around. This way, you are able to walk and straighten your knees when you make a step, making your walk more flowing. You will walk from toe to heel when you are not wearing the right heels or good quality shoes. When the heel is too high or positioned too far from the toe or too close, you will be forced to have your knees bent at all times to avoid falling. So, my biggest advice is when you are buying high heels, make sure you try them on and walk around in them. If you are unable to walk from heel to toe, those are not the right heels for you. Quality is essential to your comfort and the length of time you can wear heels. I have seen women wearing heels and carrying flip flops in their purses, so they can change when their feet start to hurt. In this case, why not wear flats from the very beginning and save yourself a hassle. I have high heels that I can wear all day, and my feet won't be tired. It is all about the quality. Also, important thing to remember, if you wear uncomfortable heels, you won't be able to walk properly. The images below show correct and incorrect postures while walking on heels. If you are like the two women on the right, you are probably better off without heels.

How to walk on heels

How to walk on heels

How not to walk on heels

How not to walk on heels

The bottom line is almost every woman owns high heels, but not every woman benefits from wearing them. If wearing high heels doesn’t straighten your back, improve your overall posture or make your walk more graceful, you are better off without high heels. Don’t believe me? Ask any man you know!

Happy “High Heeling!”