I don't have any pairs of extreme heels--probably the highest in my closet are 3.5 inches, and those are worn least frequently. For works I stick with pumps with about a 2.5- or 3-inch heel, and I love shoes with a thicker stacked heel, for balance. But I can't seem to get the hang on walking in heels in a way that suggests they're an extension of my leg, and not pesky things that get in the way of my foot and the ground (which they truly are, but they're attractive and pretty much a fact of lady life). Some ladies are naturals when it comes to occupying lady footwear, and others have to work at it.
Heels trouble me thusly:
- I can't do the "walk on the balls of your feet, creating the illusion of stepping with your whole foot" thing.
- They hurt like a mofo and have uglified my toes for life, and yet flats now feel unnatural.
- When I walk "heel toe, heel toe" I look clunky and there is unintentional (and awkward) spring in my step.