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Am I the only woman who is incapable of wearing heels? Can I change this?

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AboardtheAxiom Sun 27-Sep-09 18:36:35

I have never got into wearing heels, but when I go on a night out I always wish I cold wear them.

I feel all clumsy and unstable in them, and they hurt {wimpy emotion}.

Is there any hope for me becoming someone who can wear a nice pair of heels gracefully? hmm

HeadFairy Sun 27-Sep-09 18:38:49

You aren't... I can't wear them. I have huge size 9 feet so can never buy them anyway, and I'm 5'10" so I look ginormous in them, hence I never wear them. On the odd occasion I do, they throw my posture so far off I look like I'm walking with a bustle on as my arse sticks out and I end up leaning forward.

I can only manage about 2" and chunky heels, on boots for example, skinny sky high heels are impossible cos I'm just not used to them.

HeadFairy Sun 27-Sep-09 18:39:34

That's not very useful if you want to start wearing heels I'm afraid, sorry!

bronze Sun 27-Sep-09 18:40:07

I can't either. Makes posh outfits very difficult to do.

I'm another who's tall and always felt too gangly to wear them when I was younger when I guess all my friends were getting practised

wingandprayer Sun 27-Sep-09 18:40:11

Me too. I own some truly beautiful high heels but I rarely wear them because I am in constant fear of falling over in them and feel like a new born giraffe.

Is there some sort of high heel training scheme we can join do you think?

whoingodsnameami Sun 27-Sep-09 18:41:09

Will watch this thread as I cant wear them either, I have loads too, I put them on, then take them off 10 miutes latergrin

VerityBrulee Sun 27-Sep-09 18:42:09

Try mary janes with a strap, they're much easier to wear. Something like this

Practice around the house first!

cookielove Sun 27-Sep-09 18:43:13

i also can't wear them, they hurt to much, and i just can't stand the pain, i own a few pairs but very rarely wear them unless i know i'm going somewhere wheni know i'm going to be sitting down i hvae no advice but can reassure you, you are not the only one.

whoingodsnameami Sun 27-Sep-09 18:43:24

Apparently on sky, channel 182 fitness channel I think, there is an exercise programme on often called the high heel workout that shows you exercises I presume to do, in order to wear stilletos, not seen it though.

bronze Sun 27-Sep-09 18:43:26

that high? <look of terror>

Ewe Sun 27-Sep-09 18:44:18

Practice, practice, practice.... Pretty much anyone can learn to walk in heels, it's not something you are born with, you have to learn and practice.

Can you do high boots? They are a good place to start as they are supportive.

whoingodsnameami Sun 27-Sep-09 18:44:47

shock £95 for a pair of shoes!!!!!! Think I will stick to my flatsgrin

AboardtheAxiom Sun 27-Sep-09 18:47:38

Wow lots of replies, I am 5ft6ish feel like a midget when out as every other woman seems to wear heels. I live in flat shoes ballet pumps, flip flops and converse style plimsolls.

Is it possible to learn then? New born giraffe definately a good way to describe it when I put heels on! blush

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 27-Sep-09 18:50:44

I can't wear them and I'm 5'2" so would really like to be able to.

Tidey Sun 27-Sep-09 18:51:17

I have a few pairs of heels for proper going out occasions, but I totter along and look daft. I blame my mum - she's not a heels person either so I never learned as a small child by walking around in mummy shoes grin

Ewe Sun 27-Sep-09 18:51:31

Just wear them around the house for a few days, build it up from wearing them for half an hour to a few hours. Do your housework, walk up and down stairs etc - don't just sit on the sofa in them!

Ewe Sun 27-Sep-09 18:52:23

Oh and walk normally in them, be confident, nothing worse than doing a special high heels walk. It makes balance and posture worse if you don't just walk in them!

nappyzonecantrunfortoffee Sun 27-Sep-09 18:53:00

ive tried and failed - failed last time at a wedding last year, actually sank into the mud at photos then walked out of them and feeling the relief stayed out of them for the rest of the day. Everyone was sniggerign at my inability to wear them anyway! flats rock!

ilovesprouts Sun 27-Sep-09 18:54:43

ooh i dont wear high heels at all much prefur to waer flats !!

AboardtheAxiom Sun 27-Sep-09 18:56:29

Tidey you may be onto something there, my mum never had heels for me to totter in either. Nappyzone I always end up taking heels off too, gave up on them a few years ago.

I do usually just wear flats when I go out, but it does make it harder to look glam I think.

Makes sense to practice each day in the house, will actually need a pair to practice in though! grin

moondog Sun 27-Sep-09 19:08:07

Thick heels or a platrofm help trenendously. Also ,a thick sole.

AboardtheAxiom Sun 27-Sep-09 19:19:57

Good thinking moondog.

I guess I should buy an appropriate pair and practise. grin

SofaKingSpecial Sun 27-Sep-09 19:44:05

I buy heels and then end up not wearing them sad I own some lovely shoes that sit in their boxes in my wardrobe.

I have arthritis in my big toe that means I can't bend it properly to get in heels <old lady complaint even though I'm young really emoticon>

Sorry no help. But you're not alone and I'm short arse 5' 2" on a good day so could do with a bit of help.

kateecass Sun 27-Sep-09 20:31:19

Am rubbish with high heels too!! Have got flat feet and dodgy ankles too. Do have a pair of Per Una shoes tho that have small chunky heel that are fine. Have also borrowed shoes off my sister that are high Mary Janes with chunky heels which are ok (ish!)

Small heel and chunky is the way to go. Will try and link to some

these don't really like those tho and expensive if dunking your feet into high heels.

Off to find some nice ones. If I find some nice Mary Janes I might actually get some for myself.

suiledonn Sun 27-Sep-09 20:38:32

Another flats-only girl here. Only 5'2 as well. Two of my close friends are around 5'8 and it isn't too bad when we are dressed casually but when we go out with them in heels and me in my flats they are towering over me. I feel like their little sister.

I am 35 soon and I am beginning to think walking in heels is a skill that has passed me by.

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