Women who wear 4 inch stiletto heels – I salute you!

I’m going out for dinner this evening, and trying to decide whether to wear my new 4 inch stiletto heels.  They are beautiful, they are leg-lengthening, they give an opportunity to view the world from a different perspective – but I find them very difficult to walk in with any grace!

I was breaking them in on Wednesday by wearing them to the office where I knew that I would be sitting down most of the day.  They weren’t uncomfortable in themselves, but walking along the corridor to the bathroom and kitchen felt like it was a never-ending pathway, and my calf muscles were screaming as I took waltzing baby steps down the corridor.

And then there was the thing about having to avoid cracks in the pavement to and from the car because your heels are irresistibly drawn to them and skinned back to the plastic underneath – normally within 30 minutes of a new pair of stilettos being worn in my experience :-S

It got too expensive to buy shoes that I would ruin so quickly so I’ve avoided stilettos for many years, although I have to say my new shoes were pretty cheap to experiment with and I gave into them because they are pretty.

Gillian Lewis: Spectrum blog post "Women who wear 4 inch stiletto heels - I salute you"

The experiment has proven that, if you give me a 3 inch block heel or a 4 inch platform wedge and they are comfortable on my wide feet, I’m happy as larry; I’ll bound quickly along the streets.  However, put me in 4 inch stiletto heels and it would appear that I’m hobbled.  These are truly car to bar shoes (although I probably can’t drink very much at the bar otherwise I won’t get back to the car in one piece – it’s OK, I’m not driving) and it’s ridiculous that I’m even contemplating doing this since I’m going to have an operation on a torn cartilage in my knee next month so I’m going to be hobbling by the end of the night.

So I hold my hat up for those women who wear 4 inch stiletto heels (or higher) on a daily basis.  How on earth do you do it?  Are there classes to learn how to walk gracefully and with confidence?  Did you improve over time?  How many pairs of stilettos do you ruin?  Do your calves hurt?

And, if you see me out and about tonight, and I have decided to wear the stilettos, try not to think of Dick Emery….

 

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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you 😀
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

Comments

  1. Hi Gillian, great post! I have to say that I never used to wear stilettos, ever… but now do. I have several pairs but only 2 that I would say are comfortable. Both are from Nine West. I do teeter on tip toes down the paved path to the taxi though! Dancing is good too, but the next day (or for the next week) I’m in my flatties again!

    • It’s great to find a brand that work for you – I’ve heard Nine West make good shoes. I mostly wear some kind of heel, but the difference between 3 and 4 inches was really marked so I chickened out of the heels for dinner since I was going to have to walk a very steep hill with cobbles. Next time…. 😀