How to Walk in High Heels Comfortably While Crossdressing
Many crossdressers like us have problems with footwear. It’s a common beginner’s error to try out the wrong kind of shoe, and lots of others simply haven’t mastered the skills yet. The results of buying the wrong footwear or trying out high heels without learning how to walk in them, tend to be upsetting. You’ll probably end up with a less elegant posture, or totally ruining your feminine walking and body language. Also, wearing something that doesn’t suit your feet can be quite painful.
Luckily, we can solve this problem by following a few tips, and practicing a bit. You’ll have to choose the right shoe style and give preference for buying it in stores where you can either try or return it. Once you buy proper heels and get used to them through training, you’ll be able to walk elegantly and comfortably in high heels just like a woman.
With that in mind, this article will teach you to step by step how to do that. It will also develop in-depth techniques and tips that will help you and other crossdressers. After that, you’ll be able to choose and walk in the right heels in a very feminine way.
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1. Account for possible variations of size in your own feet
After a whole day of walking, your feet will most likely become swollen. That’s a pretty common issue for both men and women because it’s natural and affects everyone. Once it happens to your feet, they will occupy up to 15% more space inside of your shoes until you can rest and make them come back to normal. If your shoes can’t comport that “extra mass”, it’s going to compress and hurt your feet, causing persistent pain. That’s why you have to consider that before buying your footwear in person.
A good way to account for that is to try and buy your shoes after you walk and shop for a considerable time. This way, you’ll be able to see what fits on your feet when they swell up. If you notice certain footwear fits your feet when they are normal, but becomes too tight when they are swollen, avoid buying it. If you need to go shopping for your shoes when your feet are normal, choose something that feels slightly loose, just as a precaution This method
2. Select the proper shoe size
Well, to avoid any discomfort or pain, the most important step is to get your shoe size right. This will determine how well the shoe will fit, and how comfortable it will be. The get a rough estimation, you can try the following trick:
Wear a pair of socks, then grab a pencil and a couple of paper sheets. Trace an outline of each one of your feet (It’s better to get help from someone else here). After that, take measures of the longest and widest parts of the outlines.
Take them both in inches and centimeters, and compare them with this chart:
This is, of course, just a generic chart so you can have a rough idea of sizes. The sizes may vary from each manufacturer, so my recommendation for online purchases is to look for a brand-specific size chart. They are easy to find online, often on the manufacturer’s website or the product page. When in doubt between more than one size, always choose the bigger one. This article talks in more detail about shoe sizes. Another useful tip about sizing is that open-toed or small round-toe shoes are easier to fit on male feet.
3. Start with smaller, shorter heels
It’s all about getting used to the height. If you start with a heel that’s too high, your center of gravity will be drastically relocated, causing you to lose balance with ease. The idea is to start with shorter heels and increase the height with time while you practice. This way, you can get used to the higher heels and use them comfortably. It also makes it easier for you to pay attention to your body language since you won’t need to worry about your balance anymore.
4. Try leather or suede
The material of which your shoes are made also interferes with comfort. Rigid materials tend to be less comfortable and hurt your feet, making it hard for you to walk in them. Soft materials like leather and suede, on the other hand, are more likely to involve your feet and fit them comfortably inside. If you are against the use of products of animal origin, you can still try synthetic leather, even though it’ll be less durable.
What you want to avoid is footwear made of plastic and rubber, since they are quite rigid and most likely not suited for male feet. They are indeed cheaper, but also not very durable, and the chances of hurting your feet aren’t worth the risk.
5. Try on the shoes in person before you buy them
If you are confident enough to shop in person for crossdressing stuff, you can have a better idea of what you are buying. You can ask for the size you intend to buy and try it on before you finish your purchase. The ideal is to wear them and walk around in the store a bit. This way, you’ll see how it fits, how comfortable it is and how well you can handle the height of its heels.
Of course, you should only do that if you take the proper precautions to avoid COVID-19, and it requires a certain level of confidence. It’s a lot easier if you already pass as a female, but you are just starting to go out in public, enlist the help of a female friend! Company makes it easier and increases your overall confidence. Once you start to do that, you’ll no longer have to return a shoe, and your feet will thank your inner girl.
6. Practice walking with high heels at home
Those who claim that practice leads to perfection are right. The more you practice at home, the closer you are to passing as a woman. Practicing also helps you get used to high heels and wear them more comfortably. What you need to do, is to train following these rules:
- Walk heel to toe, not toe to heel. To get used to high heels, you must remember this order of movement when you walk. Otherwise, you might lose your balance and fall.
- Take small steps and put a foot in front of the other. This helps you to walk in a more feminine way, but also allows you to keep your balance. Still, pay attention to your body language.
- Lean slightly back, counterbalancing your weight. This is another way of keeping your balance and feminizing your walking pattern.
- Try to walk in a line but don’t force yourself. It’s a slightly more intensive method that aims to train your balance, focus and control over your legs. It’s a bit tough, so take your time and stop to rest if you feel that you need to.
- If you adapt your routine and practice for about 20 to 30 minutes every day, you’ll find out that walking in heels is a possible dream. The more you practice, the faster you’ll get used to it, and start to feel more comfortable.
Here is a video also can tell you how to walk in high heels.
7. Where to buy heels online
Online shopping is a key feature of modern technology, and we have limitless options available. To help you decide where to buy your feminine footwear, here are a few recommendations.
One of the largest department stores in the world, amazon ships worldwide and has a wide range of products. They have heels in every size and even a few options specialized for crossdressers.
It’s a British store that ships worldwide, with the aim of providing crossdressing outfits. They have lots of heels and female footwear in “male” sizes.
They also have female footwear designed especially for crossdressers, but they are based in America. Another good option in general, with worldwide shipping as well.
All of these stores have a returning policy that allows you to return or exchange the products you’ve purchased. This way, you don’t have to worry if the heels don’t fit you even if you’ve measured them.
As we can see, crossdressers can wear high heels in a comfortable way just like women do. All it takes is a bit of practice and the right measurements. Patience is a key feature that crossdressers should be familiar with, as we have to perfect our skills. Shopping in person helps you to make sure your shoes are in the right size, but shopping online has its own advantages as well. If you buy something online, you’ll have lots of size charts available, and a wide range of options. Some options are even designed especially for crossdressers. And after all, even if something you bought online didn’t fit, you can still return it and get a refund, or exchange it for a one in a larger size.