There they are, glitter pumps, a towering 6 inch heel from Balenciaga Love at first sight.I study the glitters the elegant ankle strapped heel. The shoe is feminine and the perfect shoe for me. Is the love for high heels grazy? They cost quite a bit of energy especially when going out. How comfortable your heels may be, sore feet are a just a matter of time.
The love for stiletto’s, how to survive and how to win the stiletto run. Go for quality footwear they have a better fit and provide more support and comfort. And you will have more fun. Strong muscles, your body needs to get used to high heels.
Choose not immediately 6 inch heels start with 5 inch. Once you walk in high heels the position of your body changes, and you use your muscles in a different way. There is an extra load on your lower back muscle if you exercise the muscles in your lower back get stronger and relief the pressure on the knees.
Stand tall and straight, high heels will give you self-confidence. How? Stand tall and upright, don’t lock your knees but keep them slightly bent, and pull your shoulders back. Pull your belly and push your chest forward this happens a bit naturally when you do the rest properly.
A nice additional effect of your posture on high heels, you’re buttocks will become rounder and your clothes look nicer.
Walk in a straight line, Concentrate while you walk, because in high heels the chance of a tripped ankle can be significant. Practice therefore as follows: Take small steps and unlike flat shoes you can’t fully straighten your knees as you walk. Taking big steps is not elegant. What can you do? Make a foot print starting with your heel.
If you have everything under control, make you’re strategy for the stiletto run. According to the BBC the first stiletto run for a good cause was held in Amsterdam organized by Glamour magazine.
5 tips to win the stiletto run;
Warming up on the proper heels, Choose shoes with a platform of 0.5 inches, which is usually allowed. The platform gives you the feeling to be less high; moreover this kind of shoes will give you more stability even if you run at 16 inches.
Do not wear open pumps but heels with a solid ankle strap. The chance that you lose your heels is much smaller.
Run in heels that you’re used to; Want to determine your maximum heel height? Get on your toes against a wall as high as possible. Have someone measure the distance between the bottom of your heel and the ground. That is your maximum heel height
Normally you don’t run on your heels. So practice it a few times, that sounds crazy, and it also looks funny. But if you go for the kill you have to do it.
Begin one week in advance to train on the heels you are going to wear. Start with a mile as this is usually the length of the race course.
Check out the trail, check the pavement and test it. You may need to adjust your heels.