High Heels

by Melissa

I don’t often wear high heels, but I’ll admit I love a good one. 🙂 I’m more of a flats kind of girl but with the right event or occasion I’ll slip on some heels.

I just happen to be watching the Miss USA competition Sunday night and caught a great tip that I just had to mention. It was on how to tell if your high heels are too high for you.

The tip… If you can stand in your heels and on your tip toes one inch off the ground comfortably your heels are good to go. If you can not they are to high for you. I just thought that was a super easy and simple trick but too good not to blog mention. I don’t even think I’ve heard that tip before but was glad to have caught it.

We all know that heels are bad for your body (even small ones) but sometimes as they say pain is beauty so at least wearing some that are not too tall for you will have your body thanking you in the long run.

While I’m mentioning a high heel tip I thought I would throw in a few extra ones just for the fun of it. 🙂

  • Test drive before the big day! Meaning don’t wear your special event shoes just on that day. Just like a good pair of tennies your heels need to be broken in too. Wear them out grocery shopping or on quick errands to give them some feet time.

  • Yoga Time! Don’t find that you have great balance for heels? Do some yoga to improve your bodies balance.

  • Take a Seat! Sit ever so often when wearing heels to give your feet and back and everything else out of alignment a break. If you are going to be doing hard core walking I wouldn’t suggest wearing heels at all. Just say no! Ha…

Are you a high heel fan?


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Melissa June 5, 2012 - 2:02 PM

I’m the same. I’m pretty much in flip flops or sandals all summer long and boots in the winter.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Heather Kaluf June 5, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Great tips!
xoxo
Heather
http://www.heatherlyloves.com

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 1:57 PM

Thanks! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Ashley K June 5, 2012 - 3:36 PM

I have never heard of that either but it really does make sense. I probably have a pair or two that are a bit too high but like you said beauty is pain 🙂

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♥ Shar June 5, 2012 - 2:18 PM

Thanks for the tip Melissa! But yea, I’m more a flat girl myself! Rainbows almost everyday of the year!

xoxo -Shar

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 1:57 PM

I’m definitely pro flats. haha!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Sarah Grace June 5, 2012 - 7:59 PM

I have heels that I love but it’s always impossible to walk! Walking around like a penguin isn’t very sexy, so I usually don’t wear them.

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 2:00 PM

I know… I love a cute pair of heels but sadly I usually don’t purchase them because I know I won’t wear them much. I have enough back problems from giving birth to my daughter and that was over 4 years ago I don’t need anymore from heels. haha!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Stacie Gray June 6, 2012 - 1:39 AM

That is a fantastic tip and one I am sure never to follow, hehe!

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 2:00 PM

Hahaha!

Sometimes rules just have to be broken. 😉

xoxo,
Melissa

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Karen June 6, 2012 - 1:50 AM

I love the sky high heels amd wear them most of the time. I get cramps in my feet if I walk too long in flats. I guess it’s all a matter of what you are used to!

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Yeah flats aren’t good for some people either because of the way their feet are formed. I bet that is way they cause cramps for you and that heels feel better. The problem with heels though even though they may feel comforable wearing them too often is bad for all parts of your body, not just your feet. They are super cute though.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 1:58 PM

Definitely!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Kristin June 6, 2012 - 2:24 PM

Awesome tip! Thank you for posting it!

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Your Welcome! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Tanesha-Marie June 6, 2012 - 4:12 PM

Great tips 🙂 I wear wedges, flipflops, sandles, highs and lows *must not go on about my shoes* ha ha if you hadn’t noticed I LURVEEEEEE my shoes but find walking in high heels better!

Tanesha x

http://www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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Melissa June 6, 2012 - 7:40 PM

I love me some shoes too, just wished the heels didn’t hurt my feet after about umm 5 steps. hahaha!

xoxo,
Melissa

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Phil and Darby Hawley June 7, 2012 - 1:44 AM

I <3 my heels but I have never heard of these tips. I will definitely have to try these; thanks for sharing them.
Stopping by from the Southern Lovely party 🙂

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Melissa June 7, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Jayme and Mendi June 7, 2012 - 3:43 PM

Great tips here! Need to try these out!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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Melissa June 7, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Thanks! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Megan June 10, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Your Tutorial was 1 of the top3 most clicked on links from last weeks Make it MOnday party on Brassy Apple! Congrats!!!

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Melissa June 11, 2012 - 3:46 PM

Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Alyssa June 13, 2012 - 7:48 PM

I have never heard that tip before. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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Melissa June 14, 2012 - 7:38 PM

Thanks,

xoxo,
Melissa

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