How to walk in High Heels

Hey everyone!

I just bought a new pair of High Heels yesterday and at the same time I saw a beautiful young woman walking in a pair of Heels. Too bad she wasn’t able to walk in them at all. So I tought I could post a little bit about walking in such shoes. 🙂 

First of all you need to practice, practice and practice, but I think you already knew that. So, the best way to start is with some lower heels. Try to walk in them and get a safe feeling. Now take some higher ones – again not too high. And practice again. If you feel safe again in this shoes you can take the next step and take your highest pair of Heels. I know it’s again another step and you need to practice again. Below I show you some pictures – step by step.

Also a good way to get the feeling for your favourite pair of High Heels is to start with some wedges. There you have a better control and start walking with them. It’s way easier if you are not used to Stilettos. So start with some wedges and if you can walk in them lady like, than take your favourite pair of High Heels and start walking. 😉

Again – practice at home. Take them on and do some cooking, baking or just walk around your flat. If you feel ready for the street – go to the next shop around the corner and grab some milk. It’s an easy way to practice walking outside and get used to different dangerous spots on the street. 😉 Like stones, wholes, street gates, stairs, soft ground and so on. You will see – there are a lot of barriers waiting for you. 😉

Now how to walk in them. I see a lot of girls who put their whole foot down at the same time. It’s not walking in heels, it looks more like trampling on the street. So if you start walking. Raise your whole foot and you first go down with your heel afterwards with your toes. I hope you know what I mean? 😉 Maybe I’ll can record a video if you want. So step by step and very important is to make small steps!!!! Really important. Small steps!! You can’t walk in your High Heels like you wear your favourite pair of sneakers. So small steps. It will take you longer, but you will also walk more graceful. 🙂

Finally – I just can say – Practice, Practice and Practice!!! 🙂 That’s all. I see so many girls walking in such amazing shoes, but they can’t walk in them. It ruins the whole look. So first start walking at home and get used to your new High Heels. After that you can show the whole world your amazing Heels and the street will be your catwalk! Chin up, chest out! 🙂

So, hope you can take some advices for yourself and if not, feel free to comment and post your own tips. Everyone will be thankful! 🙂

I wish you all a lovely day!

– Miss Uschi

Hallo meine Lieben!

Ich habe mir gestern ein neues Paar High Heels gekauft und im selben Moment sehe ich eine junge hübsche Frau an mir vorbeigehen. Leider konnte sie überhaupt nicht laufen in High Heels und ruinierte somit ihren gesamten Look. Nun ja, daher dachte ich, ich poste mal einen Beitrag wie man in solchen Schuhen überhaupt geht bzw. es lernt. 🙂

Zuerst müsst ihr einfach nur üben, üben und üben, aber ich denke dies wisst ihr ja schon. Am Besten ist es, ihr startet zuerst mit kleinen Absätzen. Nur ein paar cm hoch. Geht in den Schuhen und bekommt ein sicheres Gefühl für die Schuhe und die Höhe. Wenn ihr soweit seid, dann nehmt wieder ein paar cm mehr, aber noch nicht ganz die hohen Schuhe. Nun heißt es wieder – Üben! Solltet ihr dann wieder ein gutes Gefühl haben, dann könnt ihr euch schön langsam an die höchsten Heels wagen. Ich weiß, es ist wieder ein bisschen schwerer, aber mit ein bisschen Übung geht auch das. Unten weiter zeige ich euch dann ein paar Bilder mit den Absatzhöhen die ich mir ungefähr vorstelle.

Ein weiterer Tipp ist es, dass man mit Wedges anfängt, denn mit dem Keilabsatz hat man gleich ein viel besseres Gefühl. Das Gewicht verteilt sich mehr auf den ganzen Fuß als es bei Stilettos zum Beispiel ist. Also fängt mal mit solchen Schuhen an und ihr werdet sehen, der Umstieg fällt schon etwas leichter.

Beim Umstieg heißt es wieder – Üben. 😉 Nun seid ihr quasi an der „Spitze“ angekommen. Zieht eure Schuhe zu Hause an. Verwendet diese zum Kochen, Backen oder nimmt sie einfach statt euren Hausschuhen. Wenn ihr euch bereit für die Straße fühlt, dann geht erstmal um die Ecke zum nächsten Bäcker oder Einkaufsladen. Es ist die erste Übung für die Straße, aber seid vorsichtig, es warten viele Gefahren auf euch. 😉 Wie zum Beispiel Steine, Löcher, Kanalgitter, Treppen, weicher Untergrund und viele mehr. Ihr werdet es dann merken, es gibt viele Hindernisse die es graziös zu bewältigen gilt. 😉

Wie geht man nun richtig? Ich sehe viele Mädchen/Frauen welche den ganzen Fuss auf einmal absetzen. Keine Ahnung warum, aber es sieht dann eher nach trampeln aus. Also wenn ihr geht, hebt ihr zuerst euren Heel komplett vom Boden weg. Setzt den Absatz vor den anderen Schuh ab und gleich danach die Zehenspitzen. Versucht auf einer Linie zu gehen, dann kommt auch gleich der Hüftschwung dazu. Ich hoffe ihr versteh wie ich es meine. 😉 Vielleicht kann ich ja mal ein Video aufnehmen. Also Schritt für Schritt und sehr wichtig ist es kleine Schritte zu machen!!!! Einfach immens wichtig – kleine Schritte!!! Man kann in High Heels nicht wie in Sneakers spazieren. Mit den Sneakers macht man einfach größere Schritte. Also fängt klein an. Es dauert zwar länger um an das Ziel zu kommen, aber ihr geht dadurch einfach graziöser. 🙂

Letztendlich kann ich nur sagen – Üben, üben und nochmals üben!! 🙂 Dies ist im Prinzip das Geheimnis. Ich sehe so viele Frauen in wunderschönen Heels spazieren, aber sie können es manchmal überhaupt nicht. Es zerstört dann einfach das gesamte Bild. Also fängt zu Hause an zu üben und gewöhnt euch an eure Schuhe. Danach könnt ihr der ganzen Welt zeigen welche fabelhaften High Heels ihr besitzt und die Straße wird zum Catwalk. Kopf hoch – Brust raus. 😉

Ich hoffe ich konnte euch ein bisschen helfen und falls nicht, schreibt euren Kommentar dazu und schreibt eure eigenen Tipps. Es wird somit jedem geholfen. Jeder kann sich noch verbessern. 🙂

Ich wünsche euch noch einen wunderschönen Tag!

– Miss Uschi

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34 thoughts on “How to walk in High Heels

  1. Awesome post for the beginners! Small steps are the best indeed, even if you’re hasty! I noticed it’s easier to keep your balance then.
    But, I live in a city where there’s practically nothing but paving stones. On top of that, many of those cobbles are wobbly, which is not only a killer for your ankles and balance, but also for your shoes. If you’re having trouble with walking on the cobbles, while wearing high heels, you should really watch where you walk. I don’t lower my head, just keep an eye on the stones. If you don’t do that, you may stumble…and you want to spare yourself from the embarrasment of falling down or spraining your ankle, right? In the end, you’ll manage to keep your eyes up more often, without stepping on the wrong stones. Go stomp the city down in elegance ladies!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment!!! 🙂 And you are totally right about paving stones. I totally forget about them. If you are not used to heels it’s extremely hard to start with. In my area paving stones are not that often. So it is easier to walk in elegance.

      And it is really important to keep your head up. It looks more graceful and it doesn’t look great if you watch the whole time down on the street. 😉 So keep your head high and watch out what is coming. It’s also all about practice.

      I just love your last sentence – great one! 🙂

  2. I completely agree! It’s all in the practice, I used to be crap walking in heels when I got my first pair and now when I stick them they feel more natural than flats. Cool idea for a post btw 🙂 orlalouise.com

    1. Thank you!!! I hope it works and I’m sure the street will be your catwalk. Everyone can learn it or get used it. I’m sure you’ll be doing fine! 🙂

  3. Thank you for dropping by Miss Uschi. You had a really nice approach in coaching. I can’t pull off high heels and because of that I’m happy with ballerinas and wedges. Nice post.

    1. Ballerinas and wegdes are also great. I also love them and if someone feels just perfect in ballerinas and wedges, they don’t need to wear heels. And thanks for dropping by and your comment! 🙂

  4. Lovely tips… there is nothing sadder than seeing someone wearing heels they can’t walk in!!! Sometimes I see girls in the street struggling so much their legs are crooked and they have a hunchback!!!

    1. You’re right and I think you know what I mean by seeing girls who can’t walk in heels. It ruins just the whole look, when they have a hunchback for example. So if someone isn’t used to High Heels, they should just wear some lower ones or other shoes. It’s not a big deal, if someone can’t walk in High Heels, but then she should’t wear them. 😉

  5. Love this post ❤ and that was actually really helpful! When I do wear heels, I take super small steps just like you said, to prevent me from falling and plunging into the ground face first 😉 I followed your blog, please see my fashion blog as well? 🙂
    ~Mirixxxx (boldmode.wordpress.com)

    1. Hi Miri!!! 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment and I’m glad you liked my post. 🙂 Just checked out your blog and it is awesome! Will definitely check it out quite often. 😉 Thanks again and keep up your great work at your blog! Love it! 🙂

  6. Love the post! 😀 And practice makes better no matter what. Thanks for writing about it, I also often see girls who really can’t walk in high heels, and it looks like the have a hump on their back (so bad) 😦

  7. I can walk in heels but not for long. I have about a good half hour before my feet starts to hurt like hell. It sucks because I love high heels.

    1. Hi!

      Maybe you should start with lower heels and be sure that they really fit perfect!!! That’s also very important. They should really fit you perfect, otherwise wearing your heels will hurt you.

  8. Hi Miss Uschi! love this post! I love heels, really love them. They make women feel like they go anywhere like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. That’s what I used to think whenever I wear them a lot when I was little, but I’ve never wore one when I hit my teens. I’m so afraid something bad might happen like tripping over or walking funny. Not until last weekend my mom ‘forced’ me to buy one. I love the wedge she picked for me. I got to feel the Dorothy-like again plus it made me look sexy & fabulous! Still, there is that niggling fear at the back of my mind about heels. I’m definitely take your words at heart: practice, get a safe feeling and do small steps. Thanks Miss Uschi!

    1. Hi!

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m so glad that my post help some people! 🙂 Don’t be afraid of heels. Really everyone can learn how to walk in them, even man if they want to. 😉

      Wedges are a great way to get used to it and some time you can wear some real high heels and to be afraid of tripping over. As you already said – practice and get a feeling for them. I’m sure you will do great! I’m sure you will get lost of that feeling, if you wear them regularly and not just once in a year. 😉

      And always remember. You start practicing at home and no one see’s it if you are walking funny. That’s why you start at home. 😉 I also started to wear them at home until I got a feeling for them. So, everyone had to start wearing them and get lost of the feeling to trip or walk weird. And everyone can get lost of that feeling.

      I’m sure you will totally rock the streets and walk them down like Dorothy from Wizard of Oz! 😉

      Let me know if you need more advices or how do you feel wearing your wedges. 🙂

  9. Reblogged this on and commented:
    I came across this blog post and thought it was fabulous!! Some of these tips are the exact same tips I tell the models in my runway classes!! You have to practice practice practice and your graceful poise develops and the swag will come. Are you a beginner runway model still carving out your signature walk? Try this: Everytime you go the store park your car purposely far away and use that parking lot as your runway. Hold your head high, be confident, and practice that walk as you walk towards the store. When walking down the city streets practice. Use every opportunity possible to smooth it out and make it you!! You got this… XO

  10. I go to step 2 now but rarely step 3!! It’s just too uncomfortable haha 🙂 I think old age keeps me in comfortable shoes. 🙂 x

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