I’m writing this post because people always ask me, “How do you walk in those [heels]?” ESPECIALLY in New York City. To me that’s like asking, “How do you walk?” In that, I’ve never really thought about it. I just put them on and go. Because I’m short I’ve been wearing heels for most of my life. Here are my tips to help you ladies (and you men out there, too, I know you’re out there) walk in heels. Hint: products like these from Foot Petals can really help:
Because the hardest thing about wearing heels is the hell it can be on the balls of your feet. By supporting the balls of your feet, you can go hours without feeling like you’re suddenly walking on hot coals. The Shieldz are good for preserving the tips of your heels, especially if you’re walking on concrete all day, so that you don’t scrape them. I scraped the heels of my Marc by Marc Jacobs black leatherish something pumps, and my life hasn’t been the same since. These are serious issues that no one is talking about. We need to talk about them. And Kevyn.
When putting on your heels, do not be afraid of them. They can sense fear. Act like you’re putting on any other type of shoe. Like most things in life, wearing heels is about confidence. Start with a low heel and work your way up. Or just be a badass bitch and start at the top.
Platform heels are the easiest to get started with, since they’re level, whereas with stiletto heels, you’re fighting gravity as your foot is on a slope. Whatever you start with, put them on, and walk a few feet. Do not look down. Just walk. Don’t run.
To keep your balance and your badassery, keep your shoulders back and think of your boobs as miraculous lighthouses illuminating your path in dark water. Yes, your tits stick out when you’re wearing heels. That’s partly why they were invented. You’re just going to have to deal with that.
Men: you are freaking awesome for wearing high heeled shoes, do not be ashamed, do not let anyone tell you otherwise. David Bowie rocked platforms better than 90% of the Spice Girls. (Ginger is the 10%). Maybe if you’re in the mob or the military you should save the heels, but if you’re in your room pretending to be Marc Bolan or you’re going to a disco themed club, or whatever kids do, just wear them and WITH EYELINER. Because who gives a fuck. Come at me, go for it, Fun. says that we are young and we’re supposed to set things on fire, or something.
GUYS WHO ROCK PLATFORMS, HOLLA AT ME IN THE COMMENTS. Women in high heels, you too. This is a shoe post, I don’t even care, I love shoes, we all love shoes, let’s just deal with it.
For more info on Foot Petals (they make the best shoe inserts and shoe cushions that I’ve found so far) check it:
· Foot Petals, the brand known for their fabulous and fashionable shoe inserts and shoe cushions just launched two new revolutionary products to bring comfort to women in high heels.
· The first new product solves the annoying problem of when your stiletto heels get scuffed or scratched. Foot Petals is launching Stiletto Shieldz, a clear plastic shield that adheres to your high heeled shoes (works on leather, synthetics, wood, etc.) and will protect your high heels from scuffs while appearing invisible to the eye.
· The Stiletto Shieldz for high heels retails for $6.95 and is sold at www.footpetals.com and department stores, including Nordstrom.
· The second new Foot Petals product adds comfort to trouble spots in high heeled shoes and is called Pressure Pointz.
· Pressure Pointz are small shoe cushions that women in high heels can stick in a specific spot of their shoes to create a defense layer between their shoe and skin to avoid blisters and uncomfortable rubbing.
· Many women in high heels currently use band-aids or tape to try to solve this problem, but Pressure Pointz is a more permanent and practical solution that also provides more comfort than at home solutions.
· Pressure Pointz for stiletto heels retail for $6.95 and are available at www.footpetals.com and in department stores, including Nordstrom.