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How to Bike in High Heels

Want to ride your bike, but don't want to sacrifice style to do it? Pedal in heels that even Lance Armstrong couldn't look away from.


  • Step 1: Opt for socks Opt to wear socks or stockings with your heels if you're wearing pants. If you have to roll up your pants to avoid getting dirty from the chain, your legs will stay warm.
  • Step 2: Put on heels Adjust your bike's seat if you're wearing platforms or very high heels. While you may opt for kitten heels or stilettos, know they get caught in the pedals more easily. Wedges are ideal.
  • TIP: Remove the toe clips from your pedals, if you have them, prior to riding.
  • Step 3: Pedal with the ball of your foot Keep the balls of your feet only on the pedals, keeping your heels off the pedals.
  • Step 4: Maintain Maintain the angle of your foot throughout the ride. When stopping, be careful not to angle your heels downward, causing them to catch on the ground. It may take a little getting used to, but those admiring glances from envious flat-soled bikers will make it all worthwhile.
  • FACT: The first high heels worn strictly for fashion appeared in the 16th century in France and were worn by men.

You Will Need

  • Socks or stockings
  • High heels
  • Bike
  • Safety pin

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