Who better to serve up advice for keeping your cool in sky-high heels than the people who create ’em? Here’s what five major name shoe designers have said about walking in stilettos.
Nicholas Kirkwood: “Walking in heels is all about confidence—I have been told to walk like you are tip toeing.”
Christian Louboutin: “I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in. High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them.”
Manolo Blahnik: “If you do feel unsure, the best way to practice is by walking on the balls on your feet in a swimming pool or on the beach. The motion is the same.”
Giuseppe Zanotti: “When you buy a new pair of heels, walk up and down the stairs 10 times. Stairs are the most difficult thing, so if you can do stairs, the you can do everything else.”
Brian Atwood: “Practice. Try walking with a book on your head. It’ll be difficult at first, but you’ll get it. The higher the heel, the more practice it’ll take. Good posture is key.”
Anything to add here, dolls? I swear by moleskine and always break in my new heels by wearing ’em around the house with sweat socks! You?