Exercises For Wearing High Heels
Expert high heel wearer Sarah Toner is here to show you some simple exercises for warming your feet up so you can wear high heels all day.
Step 1: Foot massage
Start your foot massage by rubbing the soles, balls and heels of your feet.
Hold your ankle with one hand and interlace your fingers of your other hand with your toes, rotating your foot in both directions. Keep your ankle relaxed and let your hands do the work.
Next, grip your foot with both hands and make 'wringing' movements.
Finally, pinch the ends of the each of your toes. Repeat the whole process with the other foot.
Step 2: Foot stretches
Push yourself up onto your toes and circle your ankles while keeping your toes on the ground. Do this a few times and then reverse the movement.
Put your feet flat on the ground and arch your toes back. Now 'walk' forward by scrunching the toes downwards and lifting your heels up, then placing your heels down and arching your toes back. Reverse this technique when you can't go any further.
Step 3: Standing stretches
Stand up and hold onto the back of a chair with both hands. Think about keeping your stomach muscles and the muscles beneath your bottom firm.
Rise up onto your tip toes and lower yourself back down several times. Think about keeping your inside thighs firm. Feel your calves tighten and relax as you lower your heels.
Next, stretch out your calf muscles by moving one leg behind the other, placing the heel of the foot flat onto the floor.
Finally, stand to the side of the chair, holding it with one hand, with the other hand on your outer hip.
Gently slide each foot forward and back, sliding through the ball of the foot to the tip of your toes and back.