Discover how to walk most graciously without high heels – or even completely naked! Oh la la…
No secret – not even to the star-news-hating Yours Truly: Mrs SJP blames those architecturally challenging, mortgage-killing high heels she wore through several seasons of SATC for ruining her feet forever. We all know just what high heels do to our legs, veins, bones, posture, back,… But just like brain-dead (but proud) addicts, a lot of us keep wearing them.
MY STORY (NOT SPECTACULAR, SCROLL DOWN FOR THE MEAT IF TIME IS TIGHT)
Growing up a tomboy, I’ve worn high heels for maybe about 6 years of my life. But dear me, have I knocked myself out:
Racing a scooter on 13 cm heels down the company floors? Yeehaw!
Climbing the Montsegur (
I’m not fu…I’m not kidding you – I did, and safely so) on 8 cm heels – hell, yes!!
Getting the 10 cm heel stuck in the stairway carpet and flying down a whole staircase – gimme!!!”
And whenever my burning feet were killing me (“Dorothy please!” I hear Lorelei Lee whisper, “A lady never admits her feet hurt!”), a foot soak (warm water + 1 cup of baking soda) of some 15 minutes have always made me feel alive again.
WHAT’S THE SEX-APPEAL OF TOTTERING AGAIN?
…Funnily, I stopped wearing heels in 2009. I saw no beauty in the aesthetics of tripping about like
Lorelai Gilmore Lorelei Lee a newborn deer anymore.
I now had a Harley and I was a prrrrredator. Haha 🙂
But then girlfriends who watched me rock all my awesome boots told me they could never stop wearing heels because walking in flat shoes made them feel, as one of them put it: „as if I’m waddling like a pregnant duck!“
And then I suddenly knew how to help girls ditch their high heels while gaining natural walking elegance!
Which is great because you’ll walk graciously even naked.
How cool is that?
UN, DEUX, TROIS, RELEVÉ!
The ultimate HOW-TO answer is: Take ballet lessons!
You’ll only need the basics – posture, the classic figures and the foot exercices, and you can repeat those literally everywhere, e.g. while brushing your teeth, while waiting for your taxi, while speaking on the phone. They say you can hear a smile through a phone! Hell yes, and you can hear posture!
Nothing installs as much GRACE and CONFIDENCE into a woman’s walk as classic ballet.
Once you learn to feel your body, and your legs, you’ll move in a sexy, conscious, beautiful way. All of my dancer girlfriends rock their flats like Pavlova.
One word of wisdom though: Ballerinas and ugg boots are just as bad for the feet as crazy heels, say orthopaedists. Don’t overdo. A small heel of 3-4 cm on a well-made shoe bed is believed to be the healthiest option.
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