For the longest time, I wanted to include heels into my circle of friends but for the most part, we continued to remain frenemies. They’re so gorgeous and they make your legs look oh so long and shapely, but… their companionship comes with pain and limitations to your walking speed and duration. How to get along with them? Why they make it so hard? Shouldn’t it be easier if it was meant to be?I’m happy to announce that our relationship has greatly improved! With all things, it takes practice practice practice. I went from 1 inch and gradually worked my way up to 3.5 inches. Once I can go half a day or more walking in a certain height, I start the next day up by 0.5 inches. 4-5 inches are still in the works since they hurt… but have been made easier with foot petals and heel grips.
When posting this post, I decided to see what was out there to offer you guys more on the topic and guess what? I found out some things that totally supported my experience! A video by Wendy’s Lookbook talks about practice and working your way up to higher heels. She does however mention that if you cannot lift your heels about 1 inch up and out of the heels, then it is too high for you. Alterations Needed has an article on how to find your ideal heel height and another article on how to make your heels more comfy (including foot petals and heel grips as well as other tricks). I tried measuring my ideal heel height by the method mentioned and it was about 3.25 inches which explains why I can’t do higher than 3.5 inches without foot petals and heel grips. Neat!