2017 1st Quarter Blogathon, All Things Drag

All About Shoes

When it comes to shoes, there are always a few pointers that you should always think about when it comes to finding the right pair. With many styles, fits, and heel heights, it is always best to know which ones work well.

Before we begin, I would like to point out one of the biggest pointers for those looking for shoes. A man’s foot is much wider than that of a woman’s. Which means, unless you can slip your foot into a regular width shoe COMFORTABLY (not needing to shove your foot into it), it is best to find a shoe that is wide width.

When it comes to shoes, there are three questions you should ask yourself. What Style am I looking for, what heel height am I looking for, and what will I primarily use the shoe for.

Styles:

There are many different styles of heels. From a peep toe, to a T-Strap, the world of shoe styles is endless. So I will go through the TOP 6 styles of shoes that you will find.

Kitten Heel:

-Usually 2 Inch Heel Height or Less

-Perfect For Tipping Around, Dancing, Gown

Pump:

-Usually a 2-3 Inch Heel Height

-The Most Common Style of Heel

-Wider In The Toe Area

-Perfect For: Dancing, Tipping Around (depending on location)

Stiletto:

-Usually a 3 Inch or More Heel Height (With a Skinner Heel)

-Perfect for the Experienced Dancer

Wedge:

-Any Size Of Heel

-With the Heel and Toe Being Connected, It is perfect for Beginners and Tipping Around

Boots:

-Ankle Boots cover the entire foot up to the ANKLE

-Knee Boots cover the entire foot up to the KNEE

-Thigh High Boots cover the entire leg up to mid THIGH or higher (extending into crouch high boots)

T-Strap:

-Any Size Heel (Most are 2 to 3 Inches)

-The strap forms a T connecting the shoe to the ankle

-Perfect for Dancing, Tipping Around

 

When it comes to shoes, there are many different styles. However, there will always be a “hidden” ratio to think about when working with heels over 3 inches. For every 3 inches of heel, there should be a 1 inch platform. The foot is not meant to be smashed in pantyhose, and to top it off, be smashed into a heel, let alone be bent in a way that can cause harm to your feet. With a 1 inch platform, your shoes will feel instantly more comfortable, and will help insure that your foot will not over bend.

Another big pro tip that I highly encourage, If you CAN NOT walk in the shoe, DO NOT wear it. Not only will it cause your feet to hurt, but you do not want to fall head over heels (literally) on the stage. Save yourself the humiliation, and make sure that you know how to walk in the heel, before debuting it.

 

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