Well I am going to pull the trigger as they say and make my purchase of custom heels from the Shoes of Prey website! Been going back and forth on this decision for some time. First off it was putting together a design I likes with the right colors and material, then the structure of the heel, then back to colors. It has been a journey to say the least. Here is what my new heels will look like, they are called "Fardella 114" shoes, 4 1/2" heels with a t-bar strap, and with a peep toe. Here are some graphics of the shoes:
This pair of heels is priced well at $ 217.00 and no freight charge. Hard to beat the price for a custom made shoe. Once I received them; probably about 2-3 weeks, I will post some photos of me wearing them along with my review of the shoe.
Let me know what you think of my design. And as always...keep struttin those heels!
Here we are at the end of another work week and as they say TGIF! But hey I can take a moment before I run out the door to the weekend to share a few pics of me styling with two of my favorite heels! Both are so comfortable and sexy that I am bustin' out with joy! So here are a few shots of them.
It's great to be able to wear heels every day, work or out and about. I do not know how I would feel if I were to be told I could not wear them. I mean they are a part of my style. Plus they make me feel good.
I had to laugh the other day when I walked by a woman wearing the black stilettos shown above and she said, "You're a brave soul to wear heels in this weather!" Well it might have been raining a little but that does not stop me from wearing my heels. The first thing I do will all my heals is treat them with water proofing. I just smiled to her and kept on going. What's a little water on my toes?
Well it is my birthday this coming Monday so I will be out on the town with my honey. She is cool with me wearing heels so I will be dressed to kill with some sweet black pumps, my oh-so-skinny silver jeans and a silky black blouse! Gonna rock it for sure. I mean you only turn 62 once, right?!
Well all, I am closing up shop now so I gotta get moving. Hope you all have a great weekend! Rock those heels now! Chow!
Finally it is here! Spring has sprung and I am loving strutting my heeled sandals! Feels so good feeling the warm spring air blowing across my toes after such a long, cold weather.
Well I have been a bit absent on here as I started a new job and was so busy learning all the duties and such. But now I have a little breather and thought that I would bring you up on what I have been up to. And believe me it had a lot to do with shoes. I am going to have to sit myself down and snap some photos of the shoes that I have bought recently. Seems like when ever I turn around I see another pair of heels that I just must have! I think I am up to 30 pairs now. I can now see how women can have many, many pairs of shoes. When ever I now walk by a display of shoes I am looking at them with an eye as to what outfit this shoe would go with or maybe that outfit. I know my style, but there are times that I stretch myself when buying a style not necessarily mine.
Below is a new pair of 3" heels that I bought for wearing at work. They are cute and classic in design. And I bought a pair of comfortably flats to wear, too. What do you think?
As I am wearing my heels in public more and more I am becoming a lot more relaxed and not worrying so much about reactions to my wearing heels. Like today when I stopped at a convenience store, the lady at the counter commented that I am sparkling today (was wearing 4 1/2" heeled sandals that were black with glittering stones on the straps) and an older guy was standing there and he glances down at my shoes and I, without missing a beat, said, "I've got to glitter sometimes". The guy didn't say a word. But what made me feel good afterward was the fact that I was completely okay, that I did not feel nervous. Even when I walk through the mall or a store when it is busy, I find myself relaxed wearing my heels and proud that I do wear heels. So if any of you are just starting out wearing your heels in public and have the case of the nerves, just keep strutting your heels, there will come a day when BAM you find that your fears and nerves have vanished. Just like they did for me.
Just one last thing, if any of you are ever in the South Bend, Indiana area and want to meet to shop or just have a meet and greet, let me know. And as always, keep strutting those heels! Chow!
So I put some more images from my Buffalo ankle Booties online. This is the style I go heeling the last time, those booties are very comfortable to wear. The first 10 seconds are always a high blood pressure situation, although I do this now over 12 or 13 years, but after the 10 sec. everything is fine and it feels just normal to wear High Heels. I think those block heels belongs to HighHeels, they are 12,5cm high with a 1,5cm Plat.
So the next couple weeks and month I will bother you with those booties and with my 12cm Pumps from FUSS ( see attachment ) . Maybe I will check out some other Heels from my collection to wear outdoors.
So happy heeling everybody, come on, show your outdoor pics !
Hi there again, those thick Heels are my new ( almost 2 years ) ankle booties.
The have already a fix place in my car, and whenever a chance, I switch in those and wear them for shopping . More Pics will follow ....
The first Pic is with a heeler friend outside in a cafe , he wore those stiletto booties .....
Greetings from the land of cold weather!
That's right, that is me out at our local park thinking that I was going to get some quality walking time in my heels, you know to get my strut on. Thank goodness I did not go with my original heels that I planned to wear which were my 4.5" sandal heels or my feet would have certainly felt no pain as they would have been frozen by the twenty some degree winds! As is was, even with my booties on with thicker socks I was still too cold in the wind to walk the one and a half mile paved path. So I took a few pictures and went back home to where it was nice and warm! Here are the picks I took:
Oh I was going to show off this really cute blouse I bought at Target that I was wearing with the above, but sorry guys! I was not about to freeze to just snap you a photo! Maybe next time!
Some Suggestions to Improve Your Heel Experience
As I was warming back up at home, I thought about things that I do to improve my time walking in heels and thought that just maybe you'd benefit some what if I shared those things. So with that intro, let me just jump onto my heel training tips!
Wear Your Heels Around the House
That is what I do, just wear various heels that I have every day when I am home. That means when I sweep the floor with the vacuum cleaner (not a light one either), I do the dishes, or just hang around the house I am wearing heels. Why you may ask? It helps to train me to be able to walk on various surfaces while doing everyday tasks. You will learn very quickly how well you handle moving around wearing heels doing this. It develops an almost fluid walk since you are doing so much walking.
I even wear my heels outside since we have a hard-packed gravel drive and level grassy areas. Now you may be saying, you can’t walk in grass or gravel. Well you certainly won’t be able to unless you practice doing it! That is why I walk outside. That way when I am wearing my heels out and about I will know how to handle uneven, shifting surfaces with grace and style.
Another advantage to wearing heels at home is that you learn how to sit properly in heels (this is more important if you wear skirts, dresses or jeggings with a shirt dress). Many guys just plop down when they sit and need to practice sitting gracefully and mimic how a woman sits. It’s all about making your walk, your movement graceful and confident.
Exercise for Wearing Heels
I also make exercising my legs and feet a priority every day. The first item I recommend you get is a slant board (which I am showing here). The angle the incline should be is between 15 and 22 degrees. Mine is at 22 degrees as I have been using one for years. The photo illustrates the basic pieces that go into making your own slant board. If you need there are some good videos on YouTube showing how they are constructed.
I use that to help stretch my calve muscles when standing in the morning after a warm shower. I also do calve lifts during the day when I have a few moments to knock out twenty at a time. Here is what they look like:
I usually do mine on the steps leading into our house. But you could use any stable box shape to do the lifts. It will most definitely
help stretch your leg muscles.
And the final thing that I do is to get out and walk in my heels whether that is at the mall a park or where ever I can have a good walk. The idea is that I strengthen the muscles that I need walk in my heels comfortably. I think of it like this, you would not go out to run a marathon with only a few hours of training would you. Same with heels. If you want to walk in them comfortably and with few aches or pains you have got to exercise and practice in them. The more supple your muscles are, the easier it will be to walk with grace and poise in heels.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Okay, just want to let everyone know that it is that time of year when the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes starts to have events all over the US and in Canada. This is a dear-to-my-heart charity. Their tag line is:
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®
The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
The link to their website is: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and I would suggest that you visit the site to see what they are all about.
I have done this event numerous times in the past few years. It is a blast and the money goes to a good cause. Plus it is a great way to get out in your heels. They do have official heels but they will not care if you have your own heels. I bought a pair of heels with ankle straps that are at least red (the color of the official shoes). The shoes they offer are Le Dame Footwear.
Hey maybe we could even organize to meet at certain events, something like a meet and greet as a bonus. But that is up to you guys. If you want to, I am in!
Well that is all I have to say about that! I hope you enjoyed the blog, maybe learned something or just had fun reading it. If you did, spread it around!
As always...keep strutting those heels!
Well here we are so very close to spring and I cannot wait! I have bought new sandals just for spring and I cannot wait to get to walk with them on down the road! I will post a few of my new sandals that I have bought recently.
I do not know if it is just me getting older or what, but I have been getting a lot more bolder in wearing my heels and such out in public. Used to be I would wear my booties or heels with my jeans worn over them like many of us do here. Then when I hired a stylist to help me to wear women's clothing correctly and with style, I now wear my heels much like women do in that I wear my jeans tucked into my boots or the cuff of my jeans end at the top of the shoes. Not perfect yet, but I am working on my outfits.
The question that rises to my mind is, "Why do we try to hide our heels from public view?" I mean don't we love our heels, think they look good on us, make us feel good? Then why aren't we more bold in wearing our heels? I know it can be intimidating to wear your heels for all to see, but how can we make progress and advocate men wearing heels if we don't show them off on our feet? As for me I am going to wear my heels loud and proud.
And for those people that tell me I must be gay or less than a man to wear heels and women's clothing, I tell them this. I am not gay, I am still a guy. I am a freestyle fashion man and I wear what feels good on me, fits me and it does not matter if the clothes or shoes are made for a woman or a man. Besides, who said that this item of clothes is just for a man or a woman? The fashion police?! Some old clothing maker that would freak if a guy even thought of wearing heels. It's time to change it up, time to be free to wear what you want without judgment from others. You are wearing your clothing not anyone else; be who you are instead of being what society says you are.
Well that's all for now. Just had to do a little venting. As always, keep strutting those heels!
Well here I am again, putting together another blog entry on this very wet day! Been a while since my last entry as I was a bit tied up doing other things. Hope that all are doing great strutting their heels and making heads turn as you pass by.
Well first off, I did do a little shopping for shoes this last week. You know how that goes...gotta shop! Anyway, I bought three pairs of heels which I will add to this post at the end. One pair of heels I bought from Payless Shoes in Mishawaka. Got to give a big shout out to the store employee that helped me. She was simply awesome to work with and talk with about shoes. She even told me that she had given lessons to younger women on how to walk in heels. That lead to talking about my experience helping men and women to learn to walk in heels correctly. I suggested that perhaps we could collaborate on making a video on walking in heels, something that both men and women could use. So we swapped phone numbers with the plan to work on this project.
Of course I did not just talk, I also found a nice pair of sandal style heels to buy. They are sweet and oh so comfortable. Can't wait till the weather gets warm when I will be able to strut them down the street! I saw other styles I liked but did not go and buy them.
My other two shoes that I bought are from JustFab. The booties with the fuzzy balls were not well received by my clothing consultant, who stated, "Those are not the style today!" Well excuse me I think the fuzzy balls are cute. So I like them. My other booties I bought are just wonderful. They have a higher profile which means that my skinny jeans fit in them just fine. Both of my new booties have 4+ inch heels.
You might have caught where I mentioned having a Clothing Consultant. I hired her, Nicole, to help me to start putting together women's outfits that I could wear with my heels. Nicole is guiding me into determining my sizes of clothing, what works with what, etc. It's been an interesting few weeks now. So now in addition to buying my heels, I am buying skinny jeans, blouses, etc to complete my look. And yes I have been wearing my skinny jeans with my heels out in public. Definitely no hiding the heals when wearing skinny jeans! So now I am adjusting to being more noticeable when I am out in public, but at least with Nicole's help I will be stylin correctly!
One last thing before I run, guys, gals, if you have never gotten a massage before...do it! I had my first at Massage Envy last week and it was so good! I had the Swedish massage and the woman that worked on me was simple awesome! Was feeling so relaxed afterwards...amazing!
Well that's all for now! As always, keep strutting those heels!
Do you ever just on a whim decide that it is time for a road trip? Well I do! And this road trip took me over to Ft. Wayne, Indiana to seek out a certain shoe store. That’s right, time to do some shopping again!
If you have read my blog for any length of time you probable read the entry entitled, “Awesome Shoe Day.” Well if you haven’t, let me bring you up to speed. In that entry, I was talking about my visit to a local Shoe Show store near me and how I was happy to find had heels in my size (12’s). And during that visit the sales lady, Dana, was very helpful and offered up that the store in Ft. Wayne would have more shoes in my size, plus a larger selection. Well that is the reason for the road trip!
After plugging in the address to the store into my phone, I got out on the road! I am so thankful for GPS on my phone as I had no idea of how to get around in Ft. Wayne! Of course I was wearing one of my fav high heeled boots as it is still winter around here!
Took me just about two hours to drive to the store as I had to stop at a Kmart along the way. They always have sales and I needed to look at a few skirts and blouses. Side note here, but I had the sweetest older lady help me to find the items I was looking for. She didn’t bat an eye when I took the skirts and blouses into the fitting rooms to try them on.
Arriving at the Shoe Show I could see that it was definitely larger than our local store. There was only one sales woman in the store so I asked her if they carried size 12 women’s shoes. She told me that they have a good selection in size 12 and pointed me in the right direction. And you know what? She was right! Most of the shoes I looked at has size 11 and 12 available. Now I was like a kid in a candy store…which shoe do I try first!
After about a half hour or so, I finally figured out what I wanted. I had tried all of the shoes on (no not all the shoes in the store!) and had walked around the store, looking in the mirror to make sure I looked good in them and making sure they fit me well. So gathering up three shoe boxes I went up front to pay for them.
I always find the neatest people when I am out in heels. Keri my sales woman was no different. We struck up a conversation while we were at the counter talking about heels, experiences she’s had herself and what she has seen in the store. We must have talked for half an hour and it was so fun. As I was paying her I told her that I would mention her and her store in my blog which she thought was great.
So guys and gals if you are ever in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and want to shop for some shoes, stop by the Shoe Show store and ask for Keri, tell her Kevin sent ya! She will make you feel at home and will make your shopping experience great.
Oh, right, you probably want to see what I bought! I will just put a few pics in this blog, you can see all the pics I uploaded in the gallery.
Oh the perils of wearing heels in public so much that I forget that sometimes I should think before wearing them in certain places. Well if you are like me and wear heels most of the time, you can sometimes space out that wearing the heels in certain places can get you gawked at and can hear the comments about you being "something less than a man for wearing heels." But that is the story here.
I was doing some contract work in a town that has a high percentage of Amish, Mennonite and farmers last week. And I decided that one day to wear a pair of my sexy black high heel sandals even though it was not exactly sandal weather. I, of course wore nude nylons with the sandals to help keep my toes a little warm when outside (which consisted of walking between the car and the building). At noon I realized that I had to go to the bank and as luck would have it my bank was just down the street from where I was working. Hopped in my car and drove to the bank and noticed that the bank was kinda busy but didn't really give it a thought.
Okay getting out of my car and starting up to the bank entrance, I started to notice that there were a number of Amish guys heading for the door, too. Crap! it was to late to go back to the car and way to late to just stand there and wait for them to go through the door in front of me. So sucking in ever ounce of my courage, I just strode up to the door and went in. Now there was no way that they did now, nor the people inside not notice that I was wearing 4" heels! My heels were making that musical click-click as I walked across the lot and the bank floor. Heads turned to see and they saw me! The Amish women looked away and whispered to each other while the men smirked and laughed amongst themselves. None of them had the guts to say anything to my face (thank goodness!) but I could hear the snide remarks about a guy wearing heels.
I, for my part, put on a brave face, stood proudly in my heels and strutted to the teller, did my business and walked proudly back to my car. Was I freaking out on the inside? You bet! But I was damned if I was going to cower and run away. I wear my heels because I love them, not to impress anyone else. So please take this away from my story; don't let people intimidate you for wearing heels and if you find yourself in a situation like I was...just walk proud, walk confidently and do what makes you feel good. Maybe one day men wearing heels will be more accepted. But it takes each one of us that love heels right now to stand up and be proud of our heels, wear them out in public and encourage others to wear heels proudly.
Thanks for listening, and as always...keep strutting your heels!
Okay, I do not know about the rest of you but I am always interested in learning more about heels, how to obtain the best fit, comfort, construction of the shoe, etc. Well today I was looking for an illustration to use that would illustrate how your shoe size determines your success in wearing high heels. I had seen an illustration somewhere but do not remember where. So while doing a google search for it, I ran across this article, "How to Measure Your Ideal Heel Height" which I found on the Alterations Needed website.
I have copied the main part of the article below to make it convenient for you to read. I did the measurement on my foot and found that my "Ideal Heel Height" is 4.25" which is pretty accurate as my comfort range is heels between 4" and 5". Since I wear a size 12 women's shoe I would be comfortable wearing the higher heels.
So take a little time and try this test and let me know how it works for you.
How to Measure Your Ideal Heel Height
Measurements will be taken with the following points of the foot in mind:
The heel (where the high heel of a shoe would sit)
The bend at the ball-of-foot (this is my modified step)
Sit in a chair and extend your leg straight out in front you.
Let your ankle and foot relax so it rests at its natural incline.
Tip: I did a few rounds of exercising my ankle and foot (rolling my ankle, pointing my toes, etc.) and then letting it relax to get a feel for what my true “relaxed” state felt and looked like.
With a measuring tape or ruler, measure the distance from the heel of your foot, straight out to the point where your ball of foot bends.
The measurement on the tape measure where your ball of foot bends indicates your foot’s natural incline and “ideal heel height”.
Tip: this is easier with the help of a friend, roommate, or significant other, but it can be done by yourself with a little creativity.
How I measured without help:
Set up a camera to take photos against a wall with a camera remote, but a self-timer, selfie stick, or the buttons on an iPhone head phone cord could also be used to take photos from a distance.
Taped a measuring tape onto the wall at the same height as my extended leg while sitting in a chair.
Made sure the measuring tape, and my extended leg/foot were all within the picture frame by taking a few test shots.
Sat in a chair, extended my leg, and took a few photos with a camera remote. I stretched my foot and rolled my ankle in between to make sure I got a few “relaxed” shots.
Uploaded my photos and drew lines in Photoshop.
Hope that you found this informative and helpful! And as I always say, "Keep strutting those heels!"
I love days when I can find something special in terms of my heels! And today was one great day when I stumbled upon a local shoe store called, Shoe Show. Now I had been to their website a number of times and found one, that they had size 12 heels and, two, the have some sweet heels to choose from. But I had been by their store before and since it was a small store I did not think they would have anything there in my size and style. Boy was I wrong!
Today when I drove by I thought that I would just pop in to see what they had, sort of like a spontaneous impulse. When I went in I was greated by a sweet young woman who was happy to answer my questions as to do they carry size 12 in women's shoes there and could I order shoes in my size and have them shipped to the store. Dana said they had some size 12's, but not a lot and that yes, I could order the shoes in my size. So I walked over to the women's section as she had to tend to another customer. Saw some heels that I would love to own but they were not in my size. The, OMG, I saw a pair of 4" high heeled ankle boots in my size! In short order I had the box opened, my heeled boots off and trying them on! Breathing a sigh of relief that they fit me so well and had the style I love in boots, I wondered why had I not stopped in this store before.
Just then Dana came by to see how I was doing and when she saw me trying the boots on, she was a bit surprised and said that she did not know they were for me. Had to laugh about that and then we talked about what I like in heels and we had a great conversation in the store about heels, wearing them and how she thought that men should be able to wear heels if they wanted to. She also went through the heeled shoes they had there in my size and pulled those that she thought I might like.
So yes, I bought a couple pairs today. I admit it, I cannot turn down sexy heels especially if I do not have the style and/or they are priced well. Dana was an awesome help and an encouragement. Hope she stays there for a long time. Nice to find someone that loves heels, can relate to others that want to wear heels and are helpful in finding what I am looking for. Hope that you all can find a store like this where you are made to feel comfortable and accepted.
I am posting photos of what I bought today below. Like always, keep strutting those heels!
Hey gang, got my new shoes in that I ordered from JustFab! They came in last week but I have not had a lot of time to do a blog on them.
Anyway, here are some photos of the new shoes I received:
First heel is a classic pump with a ribbon tie ate the ankle. Heel height is 4.25". I think they look super cute and sexy. Cannot wait till the air is warmer outside so I can walk out in public in them!
The second heel is a lace bootie with lace up front and a zipper in back. Heel height is 4.5". Wore them out in public yesterday when the temps were in the fifties. Had to laugh at a couple guys that did a double take when I was at the post office! Think I freaked them out a bit, but hey, that is their issue. I love my heels!
I just love getting new heels, especially when I scored a great deal on them! Both of the above heels cost me $ 39.00 which in my eye is a huge bargin.
Well that's all for now! And as always, "keep strutting those heels!"
Bye - K2inheels
This is not a great time to wear heels outside! But being the heel nut that I am, I do go out in heels even in the snow. Now I not stupid I don't try wearing stilletos in the snow. I only use my ankle or calf length boots in the snowy season and they all have blockier heels for stability. Now that brings me to what I want to talk about this time. A couple good places to score some good heels. So here we go!
Shoes of Prey
Shoes of Prey is a site that allows you to design your shoes online be they heels or flats the way you want. That means styles, fabric, colors, trim, etc. They do go up to size 12 in most of the styles and up to a 4" heels on some of the styles.
All of your design choices are easy to apply on the site. You can then view your new heels from various angles to get a better idea of what they will look like. You can always go back and make any changes you want. And if you just cannot decide they have a great team of people that will assist you with creating your dream heels or just a new pair of heels for a special evening our outing.
Here is one design that I was working on and need to tweek a little before I pay out the $ 129.00 the heels will cost:
Once I am done with the final touches on this shoe, I will post an update on the fit, comfort and detail on the shoes.
DSW, as many of you know is a retail store that sells men, women's and children with the tag line, "Designer Show Warehouse." They have some great heels at the store, but I have found that they have very, very few size 10 and above in heels. You may luck out on one or two, but it can be a frustrating search. However all is not lost at DSW! Just go online, they have a number of heel styles available up to size 12. Maybe not the sky high sexy heels that we know and love, but some really nice heels all the same.
You can order the heels online and then have them shipped to the store for free or have them shipped to your home. Either way, I would give them four stars for what they do have.
JustFab, is and online store that caters to women's shoes and clothing. Has some really nice heels and their clothes are to die for all at very reasonable prices. You have to check this site out if you have not already!
Basically the site works this way, your first purchase is discounted a lot. Like when I did my order the other day for a couple of heels. Cost me only $39.00 for both! (see them below). Now when February comes around I will have to buy another item or let them know I am skipping the month. If I do not let them know I am skipping the month by the 5th, then I would be charged $39.50 for that month. But, that money will be there when I do decide to but something. And knowing me, I will have little trouble buying something every month.
Oh and they have a thing called the "My Boutique" where you let them know your styles so they can make better recommendation to you. So with out any further things, here are the two shoes that I ordered. They should be here Monday at which time I will model them for you.
Well that's all for now! And as always get out there and strut your stuff!
Today is a great day! Traveled to a near by town today that I had not been to for quite some time. So being the shoe nut that I am I had to check out the local shoe stores. Did not really expect to find anything as finding a pair of heels in my size in a store is like unearthing a nugget of gold. Well today was my gold or should I say, my silver finding day!
First store I went to, Shoe Sensation, when I asked the sales associate if they had women's shoes in size 12, she actually said YES! So I then ventured to ask her if they had heels in that size which got me a yes but with the disclaimer that they did not have a lot in that size. I then followed her over to the section where the heels were and I fell in love right away when I saw these sparkly, silver sandles with 3" heels! Told her that I had to try them on first but that I loved them!
Now here is the thing. I do not usually by flashy heels, but these caught my eye so after walking around the store in them, I bought them! The were a little over $50 which was a steal in my book as they feel great are awesome! While checking out, we talked about heels with the sales associate and had a great conversation while she rang me up.
So it's a great day all. Of course any day is great when I score a sexy set of heels to wear! Now of course, I am going to have to wait till spring to wear the out in public. They are most definetly not wearable in snow and ice conditions.
Till next time...happy heels to all!
Went out and bought a couple new pairs of ankle boots for winter. Both of them have 3.5" block heels which will help with walking in the snow. The brown pair are from Payless Shoes and the black pair are from Wal-Mart. Did not spend a lot on them as they will be my winter boots and I know that they will get beat up a little with the weather around here. I think I paid around $ 60.00 for both of them. And they both fit my feet well and are well built. Have treated both shoes with leather and heal protector to help them endure the snow and slush we have around here.
So here are my new boots...
Today I want to address the question I get asked a lot about wearing heels as a man. That question is, "Are you gay?" Now I know I am going to be stepping on some toes out there when I answer the question. But I am not gay, not in the slightest. I do not wear my heels for any sexual reason. I wear my heels because I like wearing them.
Along with not being gay, I also do not crossdress. I am way to butt ugly to ever think I could pull off looking like a woman. For those of you that do, I commend you for having the confidence to do that. I wear heels for three reasons, they are:
They make me feel good
I like the way they look on me
And they make me feel confident
So do not be shy to wear heels in public, own your right to wear heels. Wear them proudly and don't ever let someone tell you that you must be gay cause you are wearing heels, heels do not make you gay, they only make you look good!
Let’s see, are heels comfortable? Yes and no, but let me explain that. It all depends on the fit of the heels, your body and how you walk in them.
First let’s look at the fit. You need to have shoes that feet your feet. If you have a small foot you will have issues trying to walk in very high heels such as 4″ plus heels. Now I wear size 12 heels so I have it easier when wearing those very high heels. Then you have to make sure that the shoe fits your foot well.
Looking at the illustration below, there are a couple things to look at. A few things to look at are:
Where the heel is placed. The heel center line should line up with the center point of your own heel. If it sits too far back or forward it will affect the stability of the shoe.
The amount of padding in the insole. If there is little padding, the shoe will not be comfortable. But this can be fixed by adding a gel insole into the shoe. But that will also change the amount of foot space in the shoe which might not seem like a lot, but in a tight shoe it could make a big difference.
The stiffness of the sole. A sole that is made out of rubber or leather will absorb the variations on the surface you are walking on better than soles made out of plastic, wood, etc.
How thick is the heel. A thicker heel will make for a more stable platform. The heels on most of my heels at slender, stilletos. But on my winter boots I will wear a thicker heel due to poor surface conditions like wet surface, snow, etc. I will have a better balance with the thicker heel.
How secure is the heel. The heel of your high heel shoes should not be slipping up and down off your heel. Your shoe should feel like part of your foot so if it is sliding up and down, you will be less stable when walking. If need be, buy heels that have straps to hold your feet in the shoe. All my shoes are of that style, though I do have one pair of pumps that are well fitted to my foot and have little sloppiness in them.
Okay, let’s look at your body. I know, I know it is a touchy subject with many people, so I will try to be sensitive. To help illustrate this I am going to use my time riding a road bike. When I started to ride years ago, I could only go a few miles at best and not very fast. It took time for my muscles to develope, to gain aerobic capacity and to develope a smooth riding style. Then after about a years time, I was crusing right along riding distances of 50–100 miles at a good clip. The point is, if you are not in great shape, you will need to work on developing your muscles in your legs, your feet and hips.
Also, if you are blessed in the weight department, I would higly recommend wearing thicker heels at the start. Will help immensely with your walking in the heels. And if it is possible and on your wish list, get out and excercise so that you will be better able to live life to the fullest.
Last thing, learn to walk in heels! Please! I see way to many women and a number of men that must have the belief that walking in heels in like walking in flats. Not! So please, learn to walk in heels and then practice, practice, practice! I do not want to see you clomping down the road or wobbling down the street in heels. Guys, girls…that is not pretty.
So here is a few YouTube videos that should help you to see how to walk in heels. I would also suggest that you watch women on the street that are wearing heels to see how they can walk gracefully.
AMIClubwear : How to Walk in Heels
How To Walk In High Heels with LEGWORK's 'Stiletto Whisperer'
How to Walk in Heels- The Basics! ⬅
Okay, that’s all for now! Wishing you all happy high heels and may the road be smooth for you!
Wow! Here I am writing my first blog!
What to expect in this blog
There are a few things I want to say first about this blog, sort of like giving you a heads up about what you will see in this blog:
Talks about what I have gone through in my journey of wearing heels, observations, insights and hopefully some good tips on wearing heels.
Stories of my wearing heels in public and what I have learned through them.
Advice on selecting good heels and possibly reviews on high heels shoes.
Encouragement on wearing heels
So with that, I will get working on my first actual posting here for this week. Till then, happy heels and may the way before you be smooth!
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