Smart Works dress and coach women for job interviews, and I have been working closely with this charity for some years.
My talk was titled “5 Things every woman should know about shoes”. These top tips had quite an impact on the audience. One lady tweeted “after your talk on top 5 shoe tips I’m off to clear out my shoe collection. Here I come @SmartWorksHQ #inspirespeakingevent”.
Smart Works always need work-suitable footwear, so if you are having a clear-out, please do look up your local branch and consider donating your collection.
I didn’t want you to miss out on these life-changing pieces of advice, so here’s tip 1.
Shoes should be foot-shaped
When you’re buying high heels, look at the angle of the area where the fleshy underside of your heel sits. Is it at a steep angle like the style on the left?
If so, even if the shoe is the right length for you, your foot will slide forward and your toes will be squashed or spill out over the front. There will also be a gap at the back of the shoe making your footwear look too big.
If you pick a style with a flatter area for your heel (it won’t be completely flat but just at a less steep angle), then your weight will be more evenly distributed, not just pushed onto the balls of your feet. This angle can also help with balance, fit and general support.