A step in the right direction

This girl will be honest. She’s never been that great at walking in ballet heels and uses them primarily for the ‘look of the thing’ rather than to impress anyone by walking in them!

However, recently Grimly was pointed in the direction of Suzanne’s blog – learn how to walk in ballet heels’ please do check it out it is a very worthy resource with pointers and tutorials.

Anyway, Grimly learned two main tips from reading Suzanne’s tips.

1. stress balls in the toes of the boots to give the toes more support.

2. if the heels are too long – as some boots don’t have the right heel to shoe size ratio – cut them. ** Apparently only certain types of heel can be cut well but Suzanne goes into further detail about this **

Her blog gives step-to guides for doing both these things BUT PLEASE GET A RESPONSIBLE ADULT TO HELP YOU Β WITH ANY SHARP IMPLEMENTS πŸ˜‰

So, Grimly had a go at it at modifying this girl’s pair at the weekend. Whilst this girl didn’t walk all that far it was more than she had managed previously and a step in the right direction. It is worth taking a look at all the pointers since they do help. This girl however needs much more practise!

Another ability that she needs to master before becoming Mrs Feendish πŸ˜‰

Please do check out the link though if this is something of interest to you.

5 thoughts on “A step in the right direction

  1. I admire any woman who can walk passably well in even a moderate pair of mainstream rat-stabbers. A huge salute to you for even attempting any sort of locomotion in ballet heels, let alone actually developing the skill to actually get around in them! They look incredibly uncomfortable to wear even if you’re not on your feet at the time. I’ve always thought of them as more of an object of torment than actual footwear….though in fairness, much the same can be said for the heels that vanilla gals wear to the office every day, I suppose.

    Makes you wonder how Catwoman is able to beat the bejeezus out of three huge thugs while wearing 6″ heels, doesn’t it? I digress. Again.

    Ballet Boots: Reason #431 why I’m glad I’m a man and not a woman.

  2. Ollie why did you have to use that particular choice of words I now have visions of Kylie in bondage and ballet boots when i should be getting ready for work lol.

    They aren’t at all uncomfortable when not standing it just keeps the toe pointed that’s all as though on tiptoes (sort of) though agony for anyone with any kind of rheumatism or other sort of foot muscle issue.

    I’m hoping these tricks will make them better as the length of the heel on mine was longer than the shoe so they had this tendency to pitch me forward, i also think the wii fit has improved my balance tremendously so perhaps that helps too.

  3. Love the pic of you, and the outfit, thats my Irish ancestry coming out lol.
    But ballet boots, you’re welcome to them though

  4. There are several problems with most ballet boots currently available.

    The obvious one can be easily seen when looking at them side-on: the heel is usually slightly too long. Many also have a poor shape at the ankle.

    The other problem is less obvious but, I think, more important.

    Most ballet boots seem to have a relatively “flat” or “straight” sole, just a mere hint of arch curvature. This means the angle the sole of heel part of the foot makes with the leg is too steep, putting a lot of strain on the ankles.

    Compare the side-on view of ballet boots to the side view of a ballet dancer with feet in the en-pointe position. For the ballet dancer, the arch has a huge curvature, with the foot sole almost vertical at the ball of the foot, but nearer horizontal for the sole of the heel part of the foot. The angular strain on the ankles is very much less in this position.

    The only shoes with a similar arch curvature I’ve seen on the web are the “Super Arch” heels from “6 inch heels forever”, but I have NEVER seen ballet boots with that type of arch?

    Do they exist anywhere?

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