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You Will Need
- High-heeled shoes
- A little practice
Pick the right shoe
Pick the right shoe. Need to walk on grass? Stilettos will sink, but a wedge heel will keep you steady. If you're planning to dance, choose something with a strap.
Practice walking at home in a fluid heel-ball-toe step. The earlier you start, the more likely your success: the day before an event is good, but playing childhood dress-up is even better.
Tread carefully on high heel landmines like cobblestones, potholes, street grates, boardwalks, and staircases--especially those without banisters.
Watch those stairs
Walk up stairs on the balls of your feet. When coming down, sidestep slowly.
Keep flats on hand
Know when to say when. Keep ballet flats or sneakers handy for when your feet are begging for mercy.