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The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
"Guide to Walking in Heels"

Let's face it - learning to walk in heels is a daunting task for men!
Fortunately, it's something anybody can master with practice. Are you ready to polish your strut?

10 tips for walking in heels:

1. Wear socks. It might not look quite right, but pity the blistered feet of those who don't.
2. Practice standing in heels. Before you take your first step, practice your balance by standing in heels. Experiment with different poses as you get used to the added height.
3. Improve your posture. Keep your shoulders back, your spine tall, and your chest forward. Good posture keeps you steady in the highest of heels.
4. Now you're ready to walk! Take a few steps on a hard surface -- the sidewalk or street. Avoid walking on grass, it can throw off your balance.
5. Point your feet forward. Beginners tend to turn their feet out as they walk (you're not a duck), so remember to keep both feet perfectly parallel.
6. Keep your legs together. Sole Sisters walk with their legs close together, so imagine that you are placing each foot along the edge of a ruler - you shouldn't have more than two inches between your feet.
7. Shorten your stride. Big steps can trip you up; instead take small steps. The higher the heel, the shorter your stride should be.
8. Straighten your legs. Bent knees throw off your balance and look inelegant. Practice walking with straight legs.
9. Challenge yourself. Once you've mastered the basics, try turning in different directions.
10. Practice makes perfect. Walking in heels is totally different from walking in tennis shoes, so don't expect instant success. Just keep practicing and soon you'll be strutting with the best of us!

 

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