Friday, September 23, 2016

How To Walk Properly: Men & Women Heels

Given that different people wear different footwear, the sound of footsteps may vary. Imagine you are walking in a huge hall that has almost no noise and you are wearing rugged, metal heeled footwear. I hope you can imagine all eyes turning towards you, making you uncomfortable. Gathering attention is good, but not for wrong reasons!
 
How do you walk properly without annoying others and with grace? We'll accept that different people have different choice of footwear going by their choice, budget and prevalent fashion. We will not talk about footwear. The aim here is to reduce the noise as much as possible.

Land on your heel gently, instead of putting all the body weight on it at a time and pass it on gently to the toe. (do not hit the ground with force)

That means, instead of landing on the center of your heels, land on the last-most point and pass on the weight to center of feet before passing it on to the toe. That would sound more like using entire foot as a curve. But don't make it look like dancing. Too gentle is not gentle :)

Abrupt landing on heel and then passing body weight straight to toes will create more noise and is not recommended at all. Sometimes it may result in two sounds per step which makes it further awkward.

The above focuses on how to walk properly for men and male - covering only the footwear noise part. This also applies to cases where you are not wearing any footwear ex like walking on grass!

The process may slightly vary for women as their footwear is different, often with higher, pointed heels that tend to make more sound because of less contact area with ground. I won't recommend the above method for girls with extra high heels as they may trip over. But if they wear a low, non-pointed heel, the above would attract dignity.


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