I remember like it was yesterday how, as a little girl, I would sneak into my mom’s high heels and try them on, fooling around and imagining I was a posh lady. And even more distinctly I can recall the day when my mom got me my very first pair of (what at that time I considered to be) high heels: finally, my own young-lady shoes!
It was like raising my head from childhood for the first time and exploring a premature form of femininity. That protoadolescence moment has helped define the woman that is now writing these lines, as I then discovered my affinity towards fashion and care for myself. Quite a big step towards womanhood, I would dare say.
Because I was reminded of that feeling and I fell into nostalgia, I wanted to share more than just this moment with you. I want to share with you some advice on how to choose the first pair of high heels, whether if you’re shopping for yourself or for your daughter.
So I made a selection of the most comfortable and glam shoe models I know, along with some tips on how and when it’s best to choose each. So let’s take a walk together along this fascinating world of feet jewelry, shall we?
1. Kitten heels – Pinterest
If you think you’re not yet fully comfortable on high heels, they are just the shoes for you. Small enough to help you keep stability, but thin enough to get you accustomed to them, these heels are perfect for the ladies who are experimenting. You don’t need to go for 4-inch heels from the very beginning, you can gradually increase the height until you feel that walking in them is as natural as if you were barefoot.
2. Platforms – Two Comfy Shoes
If you like the idea of extra height, you don’t have to give it up just because you are not used to wearing high heels! You can go for platforms, as they are much more stable than stilettos, for example. By equally adding the additional inches throughout the sole, your ankles feel less pressure and you feel less discomfort or even pain.
3. Mid heels – TwoComfyShoes
Between kitten and stilettos, we have these babies, the perfect compromise when it comes to long legs and comfort. Also, you could go for conic heels instead of the nail-shaped ones, as they offer more stability.
4. Wedges – Pinterest
Definitely more stable than separate heels, and even more than platforms, these can make you feel confident and sexy at the same time. Try these on and see how you get on with your balance.
5. Stilettos – why not? – Twocomfyshoes.com
Some of us are just born for high heels. Put me in a pair of these and I‘ll be like a fish in water. So if you don’t have any fears concerning your comfort or balance, why not start with these? I suspect you’ll fall in love with them at the first try and you will be doubling your collection veeery soon!
Some final pieces of advice? First of all, don’t force yourself into shoes that you’re not comfortable with, no matter how much the idea of high heels appeals to you. It’s better to take things gradually than walk in a ridiculous way – there’s nothing sexy in seeing a girl torturing herself with heels that she cannot master.
Secondly, before taking your decision, do some research! Do some window shopping, try on several shoe styles and see which one you feel your best in. Nothing is sexier than a confident attitude, this is the most important thing to consider.
And finally, don’t think that high heels are not for you just because your feet start aching after some hours spent walking in your new shoes. On the contrary, expect them to. You will adjust in time, so at first it’s better to have some spare shoes with you if you expect to be out for a longer time.
Also, you might want to consider the tips I wrote on how to find the most comfortable high heels out there.
I wish you the best of luck in finding your soul-mate shoes and I’m really looking forward to reading your own stories about your first hunt for high heels! Go ahead and leave a comment below.
17 May 2015