How to Walk in Heel-less Heels

Learn how to walk in heel-less heels from celebrity podiatrist Emily Splichal in this Howcast video.

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Like the ballet heel, another challenging shoe is the heel-less heel. Imagine a platform heel, take away the back heel and you're left with a heel-less heel. The heel-less heel is unique from any other heel in that your body weight must be shifted forward onto the ball of the foot. As you walk in a heel-less heel, there cannot be a heel strike which means steps must be narrow and each step must be very precise. Since your body weight is shifted to the front of the foot, this decreases your ankle stability which means your posture and your ab engagement must be greater.

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  • Dr. Emily Splichal

    Dr Emily Splichal is a celebrity podiatrist, human movement specialist, and the creator of the Catwalk Confidence Program. She is the author of "Everyday Is Your Runway: A Shoe Lover's Guide to Healthy Feet & Legs." Dr Splichal and her Catwalk Confidence & Stiletto Recovery program have been featured on The Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, and Good Day NY, to name a few. Her high heels workout Catwalk Confidence was voted best workout of 2010 by TimeOut NY. Dr Splichal is also Founder and CEO of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, a continuing education institute that provides scientific and research-based education to health and fitness professionals. Dr Splichal has lectured both nationally and internationally.