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