We’ve given you some tips on how to make high heels more comfortable, but actually walking in them is a whole other story. This story, actually.
Like learning any new skill, mastering the art of walking in high heels takes patience, practice, and a few practical measures. For instance, it’s pretty important to make sure that you’re wearing the proper size shoe. Seems straightforward enough, right? But you’ll be surprised to hear that, in a study conducted by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (and reported by The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists), 88 percent of American women are wearing shoes that are too small. That’s a pretty staggering figure and points to a super simple change that can make a huge difference in how you walk in heels — not to mention that wearing the proper size shoes will improve your overall foot health.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s some expert advice from around the Web that’ll help us all walk a little better in heels.
1. Size Matters
First and foremost, you want to make sure your heels (or any shoe,