When I was young, I wore high heels – a lot. Fortunately, because of many recreational interests, I also wore regular shoes or tennis shoes (that’s what we called it then) very often and have not suffered the foot deformities that I see quite often and which are usually the result of fashion footwear. At this point, let’s not go into all the resulting misalignments of the rest of the body.
Even today, I can be seen in heels. Let’s face it: there are some outfits where a nice set of heels really completes the look. And as long as the function does not include a lot of walking or standing – why not?
With the latest re-emergence (note the closeness to “emergency”) of high heels and plateaus, it’s déjà vu all over again. Apparently with the clear goal of securing the income of future podiatrists, here she comes ……
Recently I was asked to assess the walking style in those heels. Well, it looked rather clunky, and I thought how to communicate a better way of navigate in those stilettos.
So, if you must, try it this way: because heels force the pelvic into an anterior tilt, imagine pushing the tailbone down towards the floor, thus normalizing the excessive arch in the lower back. At the same time, lift your ribcage up a little, and the gait looks a lot better.
One more thing: carry a pair of comfy shoes as back-up.