Women wear heels to make their legs, calves and ankles look more slender and help them look elegant and sophisticated as they walk. But it’s important to know how to choose the correct heels. If not you could end up with blisters and corns and suffer from back pain.
What is the Emma's Heel Height Test
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The Emma's Heel Height Test is a method used by some women to check for their correct heel height.
This is done by sitting straight on a chair barefooted.
Then raise one leg in front of you and measure the difference in foot placement as shown in the photo on the right.
How To Buy Heels
If you’re legs and calves are on the heavy size choose heels which will balance your body and legs such as platform heels and avoid the stilettos types.
Stilettos heels are ideal for those with slim legs and calves but it should not be worn for long periods of time.
Thin heels tend to put more strain on the leg muscles when worn for a long time.
Word’s Most Expensive Stilettos
How would you like to wear a stiletto beautified with sierra satin and decorated with diamonds sapphires and rubies? Well you can do so if you’re willing to spend $3,000,000. This pair of stunning open toed heels was designed by Stuart Weitzman and is called the “Rita Hayworth” heels after the
Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth who wore it in the movie
Shawshank Redemption. The heels are now owned by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
who happens to be Rita Hayworth’s daughter.
How To Fix A Damaged Stiletto Heel Tip
Some claim a broken heel tip can be easily fixed with super glue.
Others will use a set of pliers to hold the heel tip and move it left and right and then pull it out. Once the damaged heel is removed insert the new heel tip by gently hammering it using a tack hammer.
Foot Care Tips
Make sure to get a pedicure and a foot massage once a week as this will ensure your feet gets the treatment it needs to stay healthy and also keep the foot and calf muscles in good physical shape.
© Suranee Perera 2012