Hello All- I am working with several genetic girls, in pageants. Their show coordinator, requires the girls to wear 4″ heels, which even for the pros…are extremely difficult and un-natural to walk in. Oh yes, for an hour or so, not so bad, but these girls have to stand in them for hours, with a swimsuit on. Here is the number one problem, I am having…coaching them.
When standing in 4 inch heels…all your weight is pushed forward onto the ball of your foot. This DROPS your pelvis down, arches the lower back, and pushes out your tush. Now, you’re saying…that sounds great…a walk with your tush pushed out. But, not so. Watch the average woman, and even men…walk. If they have not had training, or have not worked with a personal coach, etc etc…most all will drop their pelvis down (think of your belly button pointing down towards the floor). Suddenly, for no reason. they will develop Sciatica or lower back pain. The Solution?
Practice wearing heels, keep them 3 inches at the most, and re-align how you stand, while wearing heels. As seen in my Vol 1…you should stand with the weight on your heels. Begin walking with a heel-toe, heel-toe walk. When weight…is placed on a high heel…it is more difficult than ever…to walk with a heel toe. This is why so many “run way models” walk…with a “Pony Step” which is a way…around walking on the heels of the large 4 inch shoes. Okay, that sounds good, right? Well, only for the run way! You don’t see them walking like this….in a movie or when seen in Central Park! In closing, find a heel that lifts your torso, pelvic and lower back, into a natural stance. You will look more natural when you walk with the correct alignment. Many tall TG women, in really high heels…simply can’t maintain this walk, over a night of walking or dancing. I hope this helps you find, a heel which you feel pretty in, and realize when you will be out walking for hours….to put your lower heels…in your emergency tote bag– in the trunk of your car! Yes, I’m always getting something out of the trunk of my car…a pull over sweater when it gets cool, to a T-shirt with no sleeves to wear under my sweater, and oh yes…a pair of flats, or 1 inch, 2 inch heels. I think of the car trunk, as my suitcase..away from home. I recently found a pair of shoes I had lost, and a pair of panties.