Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why Wear High Heels?

A wedge adds stability, Michael Kors MK Plate Espadrille

This becomes a question that is frequently asked as we get older. Why should I have to wear heels with this outfit? I want to be comfortable but I also want to look good. This is probably why I do it. I remember that old SNL skit where a character says “It is better to look good than to feel good.” Sorry, my memory is pretty fuzzy so I can’t remember his name, but I think he was an Italian priest.


Nine West Camya
Since I want to look good I will opt to wear heels, I just have a few suggestions. First, remember the higher the heel the more likely you will have difficulty walking or may sacrifice comfort. If you really love a high heel go for a platform. While your heel maybe 3 inches a platform that is 1 inch will give you a boost of 4 inches. Now you’re talking high heels.


Michael Antonio Jace
Another tip, go for stacked heels or wedges, the thicker the heel the larger the platform you stand on which provides stability. Stability is a key ingredient in finding a heel that is comfortable and walkable. If the surface you were walking on was unstable, think funhouse flooring, you would have a hard time keeping your balance and would strain your muscles. Look for shoes that provide a good solid heel.


Platforms add height, Born Emmy
Lastly, practice, practice, practice. I remember someone telling me that there is no substitution for practice. If you want to get good at something, this includes walking in heels, wear them and work on walking in them. You can always tell that woman who is wearing heels for the first time in months; their walking is labored and foreign. Keep your back straight, head up and walk tall. Practice will give you confidence and that is really the key to owning those heels and making it work. This is why I opt for high heels.
Who can resist red, Gabriella Rocha Coraline

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