Tips for Walking in High Heels

If you thought shopping for high heels was difficult, try walking in them! After a few hours of practise, even professionals lament how awful and uncomfortable they may become. However, there are times when you must wear high heels or stilettos, so here you are, searching for tips on how you can conquer new heights with these shoes.


You stumbled on the right page because the team at Wildfire can help you conquer this crazy need to wear high heels. If only we were genies that could grant your wish immediately, but we're not. So we must take the longer route!


Women's heels, whether stiletto heels, open-toe heels, or square-toe heels—all high-heeled shoes can be difficult to wear. This may be due to the fact that you've had a favourite pair of casual flats, low heels, mid heels, kitten heels, block heels, platform heels, heel mules, wedges, or court heels all your life.


It will take a lot of preparation, practise, and determination! These shoes have a height of more than 7 cm, so it's not a joke. You must commit time each day until you gain confidence walking in this footwear for women!


Tips and pointers are necessary for anyone who wants to walk confidently in high heels.


And we're behind you all the way. After reading through this, you'll walk and strut in Wildfire high heels like a runway model.


Tip 1—First Instances Will Be Rocky


Picture yourself as a toddler learning to walk if this is your first time wearing high-heeled shoes. Of course, any situation you go through for the first time is rocky, at the very least. The same is true when wearing high heels.


Start around the house after purchasing your pair from Wildfire. It's best to strike when the iron's hot, but grab onto a railing. Expect it to be awkward and unsafe. Your lower back and leg muscles may feel the strain.


Tip 2—Improve through Practice


It's best to practise striding on your toes around the house even before you purchase a new pair of high heels. Then, your calves and legs will get stronger, and you'll feel more confident and in control.


Test your new Wildfire high heels on as many types of flooring as you can, including carpet, slick surfaces, and stairways. Practise will help you develop muscle memory until you have it down pat.


Tip 3—Heel to Toe Is the Proper Order, Not the Other Way Around


When wearing high heels, you should take a forward step and rock from your heel to the tip of your toe. Then, mentally repeat "heel-toe; heel-toe." Avoid putting your whole foot down at once. It can be challenging to navigate the stairs in high heels, so you must place one foot down before the next one follows.


Tip 4—Slow Down and Take Small Steps


Since wearing high heels could alter your centre of gravity, maintaining your balance can be challenging. For example, did you know that your stride shortens as your shoe height increases?


So instead of attempting to resume your usual stride, take tiny steps. "Slow and steady wins the race," as they say. Take your time when you're wearing high heels to keep yourself safe. Think of it as giving your audience more time to admire you.


Tip 5—Lean Back a Little Bit


You might hunch your neck forward to compensate for your high heels not allowing you to move as quickly as you'd like. Lean back a little when treading in high heels to combat this propensity.


Your centre of gravity shifted, but you should not allow it to affect your posture. Our team at Wildfire suggests balancing a book as you walk around. Let your arms swing.


Tip 6—Imagine a Straight Path Leading to the Finish Line


You'll feel like a star sauntering down the red carpet when you don a pair of Wildfire high heels. So hold that thought in your head as you walk straight towards your destination.


Please remember to add a little hip shimmy, take stops if you must, and continue your way until you get there. It's like riding a bike, where you visualise a straight line to the end goal and pedal your way there.


Also, avoid looking down when wearing high heels; look ahead, and always remember the invisible book on your head!


Tip 7—Gradually Lengthen Your Wearing Time


We suggest that you wear high heels for longer and longer periods of time to get used to them, since most events last about 4 hours. Then, work your way up by prolonging the time intervals every day leading up to your event.


Start with thirty minutes, then an hour the next day, then 1.5 hours, and work your way up until roaming in high heels becomes second nature.


Tip 8—Ensure Your High Heels Fit


Wearing ill-fitting high heels makes it difficult, if not impossible, to walk as you normally would. One way to ensure your high heels fit correctly is to break them in.


Use thick socks to quickly and easily break in your high heels when moving around your house. By doing this, your shoes will slightly stretch as you mould them to fit your feet.


Would you believe another way to expand high heels is by using a blow dryer? Wear thick socks and your shoes, then wiggle your toes while blow-drying them! Stretching your shoes to fit your feet accurately will prevent blisters.


Purchase Your Pair and Start Walking Like an Expert!


Sometimes our fear overcomes us and stops us from even trying! But with the help of your fairy godparents from Wildfire, you'll be in high heels in no time! Now that you know what you must do in theory, it's time to put your best foot forward!


The first step is to buy a pair from the Wildfire online shop or the store closest to you that sells them. Set aside enough time between the purchase and the special occasion so that you can practise.


Our affordable shoes and flexible payment systems will not break the bank! These systems allow you to purchase now and pay later.


Add some innersoles, grips, and stoppers to your cart, and you will thank us later! These are life-changing gifts that will allow you to be in high heels like a model!


Shop online at Wildfire's website or visit a stockist near you! We have a huge collection of high heels!