- July 21, 2021 at 4:42 am #520680Birel GalanodelParticipantRegistered On: May 3, 2020Topics: 19Replies: 258Has thanked: 689 timesBeen thanked: 1265 times
Any advice on how to get used to heels, when I’ve been wearing nothing but flat shoes for the last 50+ years? I have these 3 1/2 in booties that I want to wear out somewhere. But, I’m quickly realizing that I can’t just throw on a pair of heels and go. I wore them around the house for 1/2 hour or so yesterday morning, and my feet hurt all morning at work. Is there any better/faster way to adjust to heels? Or, do I need to just suck it up and wear them a little bit at a time until my feet/muscles stop hurting?
- July 22, 2021 at 8:57 am #521256Susann GardenerLadyRegistered On: October 26, 2020Topics: 0Replies: 1Has thanked: 0 timesBeen thanked: 2 times
My only pair of real heals are 5″ steletos I bought years ago. Sense then I have hiked the AT and my foot is not the same. The heals hurt.
I have just pruchased a pair of Ellie 850 platform sandles. Should be delivered today. This will be interesting!
- July 22, 2021 at 8:39 am #521252Julie ClarkeLadyRegistered On: June 18, 2021Topics: 1Replies: 10Has thanked: 37 timesBeen thanked: 53 times
I purchased my first pair of heels 15 years ago a 3 inch court shoe wide fitting, a little unsteady at first but soon learnt to walk more on the ball of my foot taking small steps with my heels close to each,
Just keep practice and you’ll get there.
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- July 22, 2021 at 8:28 am #521242Celeste StarreLadyRegistered On: June 26, 2018Topics: 41Replies: 1115Has thanked: 315 timesBeen thanked: 3808 times
I suspect if you can’t wear them longer than 1/2 hour without pain then you have a poor fit. Unless lucky you can go through several brands before finding the best fit. Comfort View which is or at least was sold by payless is the best I’ve found for me. Those have a padded sole and I can easily wear them for hours with no problems. You can also get padded liners that might help too.
- July 22, 2021 at 8:06 am #521235Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 36Replies: 1205Has thanked: 16246 timesBeen thanked: 4494 times
Deborah is right, housework is best. If I get higher or really different heels, doing housework helps a lot. You think about the vacuuming or the mopping, not the heels, it let’s your muscles learn the new tricks without a lot of conscious thought getting in the way. I’m at the point that I always do these tasks in heels just to stay in practice. And because I look cute that way!
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- July 22, 2021 at 2:40 am #521121Patty PhoseDuchessRegistered On: May 7, 2016Topics: 0Replies: 1708Has thanked: 1287 timesBeen thanked: 4793 times
When I bought my first stilettos I could barely stand in them. I just stumbled about, wore them as often as I could, and over two weeks or so I broke them in, got used to them and wore them to a Halloween party where I walked and danced a lot.
It was just having the right size and wearing them as often as possible.
- July 22, 2021 at 2:15 am #521117Roberta BroussardBaronessRegistered On: July 20, 2020Topics: 5Replies: 118Has thanked: 1636 timesBeen thanked: 524 times
I would first be sure that you have a proper fit. Any shoe that doesn’t fit right will cause you painful sores on your feet. Try to peruse youtube for some of the many videos on this. Start out on flat smooth surface until you get used to walking steady and sure footed. Lots of practice, so just wear them for increasing amounts of time every day you can, until you are ready for uneven surfaces and stairs.
Life is too short for bad wine or shoes that don’t fit.
- July 22, 2021 at 2:05 am #521113Regi KellyPrincessRegistered On: October 9, 2020Topics: 37Replies: 1193Has thanked: 13692 timesBeen thanked: 5394 times
- July 21, 2021 at 10:23 pm #521063SutekinaLadyRegistered On: January 27, 2020Topics: 4Replies: 115Has thanked: 1493 timesBeen thanked: 368 times
- July 21, 2021 at 9:11 am #520763Maya SolLadyRegistered On: July 19, 2020Topics: 11Replies: 46Has thanked: 42 timesBeen thanked: 296 times
With heels is completely different walk. I walk very fast normally and it’s defiantly not the right style when wearing heels. You need to walk in lady style. First the movement: first leg, second leg, in straight line. It’s a different walk then the normal man walk. It’s a pain to walk like that fast but a real lady never walk fast. Practice the walk, even with flats, before adding the heels into the mix. Then it’ll be much easier. And remember: lady walk! slow, sexy, and in straight line! Then use the right tool for the job: the higher the heels then you walk less and slower. Women wear very high heels only for events – no need to walk too much and it’s a slow walk.
- July 21, 2021 at 8:42 am #520755Stephanie KennedyPrincessRegistered On: March 15, 2019Topics: 17Replies: 1005Has thanked: 6859 timesBeen thanked: 4204 times
Hi Birel Suck it up and practice Do buy a box of band aids when the blisters first appear before calicoes sets in. Then you can buy a tool that will remove callouses to help your feet look pretty while in pain. Stephanie With all that we all still love our heels even if it just sometimes.
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- July 21, 2021 at 8:22 am #520749Deborah SullivanDuchessRegistered On: February 27, 2020Topics: 2Replies: 678Has thanked: 2927 timesBeen thanked: 2740 times
yes you are doing it right. I tell newbies to wear a 2 or 3 inch heel around the house for an hour a day and within a week or two you will master it. You dont have to be actually walking but just in the house so normal activities like washing dishes, vacuuming and other household task are fine. Even watching tv and having to get up every so often to go to the kitchen or bathroom is good practice and in no time you will feel comfy with them. Also a night time walk around the block or somewhere you feel comfortable. In two weeks you will be ready for short walks in a mall.
- July 21, 2021 at 4:53 am #520685Elise MichelleDuchessRegistered On: January 3, 2018Topics: 19Replies: 264Has thanked: 234 timesBeen thanked: 780 times
As far as I know, there’s no shortcut. I will say that the higher the heel, the more difficult and painful it will be. Maybe you want to start with something smaller and work your way up? I’m already 6 feet tall, so I tend to limit myself to 2 inch tall heels or flats most of the time. Nothing feels more feminine than high heels, but I strive to look as passable as possible and most GGs who are this tall wear flats.
- July 21, 2021 at 4:46 am #520681Diane RakersBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: August 18, 2019Topics: 4Replies: 772Has thanked: 1308 timesBeen thanked: 2603 times
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