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How to Walk in High-Heeled Ankle Strap Shoes

Learn how to walk in high-heeled ankle strap shoes from celebrity podiatrist Emily Splichal in this Howcast video.


  • Step 1: Securing the ankle strap Properly secure the ankle strap by making sure your foot and leg are 90 degrees to the ground when fastening your shoes.
  • Step 2: Ensure the proper fit Understand that if the strap is too tight, your movement will be restricted--too loose and you lose necessary stability.


Some tips for walking in high heels with ankle straps has to do with the way you put on that shoe. Most women make the common mistake of putting on that ankle strap too tight. The ability to walk properly and gracefully in a high heel with an ankle strap has to do with proper placement of that ankle strap.

What I recommend to get that proper placement of the ankle strap, is to ensure that your foot and leg are 90 degrees to the ground when you're buckling or tying the shoe. If your foot is not in the 90 degree position, you risk having that strap be too tight or too loose. If the strap is too tight, it will restrict your motion. If it is too loose, you increase your risk of injury.

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