Don’t Look Like an Awkward Tramp, Wear the Right Heels
So you’re new to this whole Tindr thing and don’t know what to wear, you go to your closet and pick out a slutty dress (backless of course) and some shoes so high you get sore feet from looking at, and head out the door. He picks you up and everything is going well until he tells you that the restaurant is “a few blocks from where he parked” (which is totally fine for him because he’s wearing Converse shoes) but you’re like… “Oh Shit! I can’t walk in these heels!”
From the moment you leave his car to the moment you arrive at the restaurant everyone is thinking you’re an escort because of the way you’re dressed and all the women in the know are laughing at you because they were in your position last weekend. Truth is, not being able to walk in your “come F*ck me shoes” is one thing, but being out in public for an extended period of time isn’t okay. The solution: ask your Beau to drop you off at the restaurant while he parks the car or… and here’s a crazy thought, buy shoes you can actually walk in. Or learn how to dance in your slutty shoes, that way, you’ll have no troubles walking in them.
I was recently in Montreal and saw a number of women who were on dates that ended up in “Old Montreal” which is exactly that… old… There are cobblestones there that will challenge even the most seasoned of Drag Queens to walk pretty in her deadly heels.
Morale of the story, don’t buy sky scraping heels if you can’t walk in them. Also… don’t dress like a “lady of the night” (as my mom likes to call women in the sex trade) if you plan on walking the streets. It’s not flattering and your date might be upset at all the men hitting on you lewdly while you’re on his arm as he’s holding you up as you try to walk.
P.S. They needn’t be flats – I actually heard that in a recent study (not sure where…will find out) flats can put more strain on your joints then a pair of stilettos… Go figure. Select a sensible heel that you KNOW you can walk in. Anything 4.5 inches, or lower, anything else is strictly from the car to the door. Here’s a great guide:
- “To find your perfect heel height, take off your shoes, sit on a chair and extend one leg straight in front of you.
- Where would your heel touch the ground? With your leg stretched out in front of you and the knee supported, make an imaginary line from the heel to the ground.
- If your foot is at a right angle to your outstretched leg and does not dangle, you have a low ankle-joint axis and will be more comfortable in flat shoes than in high heels. Kate Moss is the standard-bearer for flats – they are obviously what suit her feet best.
- If your foot points down, you need to measure the distance between the top of your big toe and an imaginary line from the bottom of your heel. This is the right heel height for you. Measure it against your favourite shoes – the ones you swear you are most comfortable in, no matter how high or low. I can almost guarantee the heel will match it.”Courtesy of Emma.