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A Guide to Choosing the Right Shoes for Looking Fierce and Fabulous

Choosing High Heels | The Lady-like Leopard Blog by Melina Morry

If you look back, you’ll probably have very fond memories of trying on your mum’s high heels. I know I do! (She also has some pretty embarrassing photos of me in her high heels and nothing else—but that’s another story.) As you get older, you may find the whole thing exciting at first, but when your feet ache and you are staggering in from a long night out, you’ll quickly start to regret it. For that reason, choosing high heels that are not going to kill you by the end of the night is crucial.

There are so many styles to choose from. Whether you’re more of a patent pump princess or a sky-high stiletto strutter, I’m here to show you that choosing high heels that are actually comfortable for you can be done! So if you want to look fierce and fab wherever you go, check out my guide on choosing high heels that are right for you.

Choosing High Heels to Look Fierce and Fabulous Wherever You Are

Beginner heels

We all have to find somewhere to start. The main thing that you have to think about when you are choosing high heels is the height. The higher the heels are, the more you will have to adjust both your feet and your legs to accommodate for this. If you opt for a heel that is way too high, right away this will be uncomfortable. And it will also hurt the muscles and ligaments in your legs as well.

The best way for you to work out what shoes are right for you, would be for you to sit with your leg horizontally. Relax your foot to a point and measure from the heel all the way down to the ball of your foot. You’ll need to work at a right angle to do this! But this will help you to find out what size of heel is ultimately right for you.

Heels for work

Wearing heels at work might seem like a great idea. However, when you look at things from a practical point of view, you’ll soon find that they are not the best choice at all. If you do a lot of walking then you may want to go for a wedge heel. A good wedge will support your foot in the same way that a flat shoe can but you also have the illusion of having a higher heel. Choosing the right colour of heel is also crucial. So if you work in a formal setting then try and go for navy or even black. This is a great way for you to get the best result without having to worry about being too flashy.

Wedding heels

Choosing high heels for a wedding can be very hard work. Not only do you need them to be comfortable, but you also want them to be incredibly stylish. And all of this can make purchasing the right ones super difficult. If you don’t wear heeled shoes very often, then you may want to go with ones that are minimal with a heel strap and an ankle strap.

This will offer you much more security when compared and it is a brilliant way for you to really dress your best without having to worry about the way you look or even your special day in general. This is also a great way for you to make the most out of your day without feeling uncomfortable in the first hour of being out.

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Feature image by Marcy Swingle for The New York Times.


Melina Morry is the author behind the blog The Lady-like Leopard. She has a journalism/fashion design degree and all that other boring stuff but most importantly she's a master of her own spots and is always hungry for more adventure. Melina works as a writer and fashion journalist all over the world. She's been spotted in New York, Paris, London, Sydney and Toronto - to name a few. She loves to be raw, fierce and a rare breed. Follow along with her on social media at @ladylikeleopard.

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