How to survive in heels

So my friend’s and I were all trying out our outfits for a friend’s birthday dinner. She was going for an elegant theme which meant everyone had to wear dresses and heels. I was excited but I seemed to be the only one -Even the celebrant herself was wondering how she would survive in heels for the whole evening.

I am sure this is quite a common thing for a lot of ladies and I am not claiming to be the queen of heels but there are a few things I do and have done in the past to get me to the point where wearing heels isn’t a problem. So today I would be sharing with you my Top 5 Tips on how to become a heel wearing goddess!

1- Practice!!!

You may find this funny and say it is not that serious, but it is actually very important to practice walking in heels. It is almost like learning to ride a bike without training wheels! If you look at the structure of heels, you would find that to walk in them you have to balance your weight on quite a small ‘area’ or ‘pole’ or let’s just stick to the word heel. This is not the way we were taught to walk as a child so if you want to become confident in wearing heels you HAVE to practice.

2 – Invest in your heels! – Buy good heels

I have learnt from experience that spending money to get a good pair of heeled shoes should is definitely worth it! You may say to yourself  “Store A and Store B have the same type of shoe… but it’s cheaper in A” and I have also said this to myself so many times, I still do sometimes. However, things are not always the way they seem! Before you decide to go for the cheaper pair, there are a few things you need to look at carefully before you make your choice! You want to get a shoe with a good joining between the sole of the shoe and the actual body. You also want to get a show with a well padded insole?

Off course this is not always the case as some ‘cheap’ shoes have all these things. So whatever the case may be, when you’re about to purchase a pair of heels, it is very important to look out for these 2 things – They’ll save you a lot of stress!

3 – Spray your feet!

Do you know why your pinky toe and/or big toe blister? Do you know why they hurt when you wear some shoes? This is probable because your feet are sweating and the constant rubbing of your feet against the inside of your shoe causes it to hurt and sometimes leads to blistering. It may sound weird, but spraying your feet with antiperspirants before you wear your shoes can reduce the amount of sweat your feet produces, hence less painful rubbing = hence longer heel wearing time :D.

4 – Minimize your movement…

This follows from point 3 – When you wear heels to an event or for a special occasion, try not to make unnecessary ‘trips’ while at the event. This would reduce how much walking you do, hence less painful rubbing, hence longer heel wearing time!

5 – Take off your shoes when you can.

Again, this may also sound a bit weird but when you have the chance to, take off your heels and let your feet breathe. However, this only works best with slip on shoes, i.e. Shoes that don’t require a buckle. Of course you need to be discrete anytime you do so and I trust I y’all know how to do so!

So there they are – My top 5 tips on how to survive in heels.

How do you survive in your heels?

By Demi Akin, Style Blogger & Editor

Twitter: msdemi_Akin

Site: http://www.highstreetmania.com #HighStreetMania

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