Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Comfortable in Heels

I usually wear high heels when I go out, but I have not gone out in a very long time. During these pandemic days, I only wear high heels when I am trying on a new outfit. The rest of the time, I wear flats. As a result, my feet are out of shape for wearing heels. I noticed this in December after walking around the house in heels that used to be painless, but were no longer painless!

What to do?

Every morning, I do stretching exercises. Some of the exercises involve laying on my back while moving my legs this way and that. My feet are just spectators during these exercises. 

It occurred to me that I could stretch my feet while I did these exercises and maybe that would get my feet back in shape for wearing high heels. So I tried it — while my legs were moving this way and that, I kept my feet pointed like a ballerina. This stretches my toes, arches, ankles and lower calf — areas that can get painful wearing high heels. 

I had been doing my foot stretches for over a month before I walked around in high heels again and I was a surprised that it was a painless experience – my foot stretches worked!

Note well that I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on television (I’d prefer to play the nurse), so I am not advising anyone to try my foot stretching exercise. I'm just describing what worked for me – your mileage may and probably will vary.

Wearing Unique Vintage
Wearing Unique Vintage

Adam Strycharczuk femulates Katie Melua on Polish television's  Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo.
Adam Strycharczuk femulates Katie Melua on Polish television's Twoja Twarz Brzmi Znajomo. Despite an excellent femulation, Adam was very nervous and you can see his body shaking throughout this performance. 
You can view this femulation on YouTube.


  1. Amazing femulation of Katie Melua! I have felt that shaking though, I recognise that intimately. Never nailed it as nervousness, but that makes perfect sense. Also, just now discovering the joy of wearing high heels more often, I've been wearing them indoors just because I can, and it is glorious.

  2. Wow! Poor Adam! I thought I was nervous before my first and only "performance" in front of people as a femulator.

  3. When possible, I have tried to get at least an hour or two in my favorite heels just to maintain the ability to maneuver in something I adore so much.

  4. Stana, I agree with your reasoning about not wearing heels as often. Back in late September, I got out dressed for the first time in almost a year, and I felt the pain of my heeled booties within an hour. I also had bought a new pair of stilettos and tried them on - they fit, but standing and walking was almost unbearable! My feet were not used to 4.5" heels anymore, although my favorite 4" heels were still comfortable. I'll need to stretch my feet too for the next time, whenever that might be. *looks longingly into the distance*

  5. Since I don't go out enfemme, Covid has actually given me more time in heels than usual since I've been working from home everyday. I often wonder what my coworkers would think if they knew what I was wearing just below their line of sight in video calls;)

  6. Everyone benefits from stretching......thanks for the tip.
    Angel Amore