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Anyone ever try a pair of 7 inch heels?? whats the transition from walking in 4 and 5 inch heels? thanks <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->
I have never worn any that, but like you I would love to what it is like.
7 inch heels are quite difficult to walk in if there a 7 in platform shoe then they arent so bad. The transition from 4 to 5 inch heels isnt bad at all its only if you jump from 4 to 6 its a big transition.
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Sorry about the incredibly late response. I'm new here and having browsed the forum more thoroughly now I've found this thread. I have a pair of. 8 inch platforms. Difficult at first yes. But now I'm better. My advice is- first of all put them on and just stand in them for a while. Let your feet get used to the position and your legs used to the strain.

    If you throw them on and immediately start walking around, your ankles won't be able to compensate and you'll turn them. I know because it happened to me. So I just stood for a while. Then they felt like they were part of my leg and actually I didn't even notice.
Secondly, walk on firm surfaces- tile, hardwood, cement. Anything with no give is much easier and safer. Carpeting gives and can cause imbalance and make people more prone to fall. Also learned from experience!
And finally- it's not a marathon or a race! Take small steps at first, and only take 10-15 steps at a time. Learning to walk in heels that high is like learning to walk for the first time all over again. You aren't expected to throw these shoes on and go run a mile. Quality over quantity. And eventually you'll be gliding in them. I'm by no means an expert, but this worked for me. Good luck everyone!

Wow... Excellent advice! Yes, baby steps before big girl steps! I can remember beginning with 2 1/2" open toed heels with an ankle strap. Moving into and up to 4 1/2" heels has been my limit... and as I am just a tad over 6' I haven't felt comfortable with what I perceive as 'attention' that I might draw with a more aggressive heel. Additionally, I have a treadmill and even today, if I haven't had the 4" or 4 1/2" heels on in awhile and I am looking to venture out.... I will walk a bit before hand just to 'remember' and to give my ankles and arches a chance to complain.  Wink 

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Love the treadmill idea! I actually  never thought of that. Usually I pace around a little. But the treadmill is fantastic! Plus it's great for cardio and leg sculpting. Like 3 birds, one stone.