When I was in my second year of high-school, I failed in technical drawing.
How idiotic, really.
I’ve always been an excellent student, but still I have that spot on my student’s conscience. That happened because I was undisciplined and fought with the teacher I actually really sucked in technical drawing.
I’m an artist and I’m messy, I can’t do things in a precise way. I can’t draw straight lines and perfect circles, I can’t handle rulers and squares.
Everything that requires a minimum talent for architecture drawing and perspective comes out like a big chaotic bunch of lines on my paper.
It took me two hours to draw these shoes. Two hours. When I usually finish a drawing in 30 minutes max.
This should suggest you how much high heels are architectural, proportion-distorting, finely and precisely designed instruments of torture.
I can’t walk on high heels, they’re my nightmare.
Because, like 99,9% of the girls, I love them. I love the way they make look slender and sexy even the most chubby calf. I love how they make elegant even the most worn out pair of jeans.
They’re a style jolly and I can’t wear them.
This makes me suffer, really.
Now, I’ve always used a very good excuse for the fact I didn’t possess even a pair of high heels (because proud as I am I would never ever admit that I don’t wear them because I’m not able to endure the pain): “my boyfriend is shorter than me”.
But now the shorter boyfriend is out of the picture and when I saw that my closet was containing only ballet flats/flat boots/sneakers/oxfords I kinda felt guilty. So I bought a pair of high heels.
I bought them and I can’t walk in them.
They’re “just” 9 cm high (which for me means Tour Eiffel-high) but it’s requiring a huuuuge effort.
That’s where I need your help.
Help me to abandon my life of flat-wearing chubby calved girl.
How do you walk? Does your foot have to go straight on the ground or do you follow more of a heel-tip movement? Or tip-heel?? Or JUST tip to make it easier???
How do you make them more comfortable? You wear them at home in your pj’s to train? Do you go to the club with your flats and then, as soon as you’re in, hide in the toilet to put them on, to keep the torture as short as possible?
Do you ACTUALLY feel comfortable in them, you mythological women able to walk in heels, or are you just better than me in dealing with pain? Do you take three preventive aspirins before going out?
I seriously need you on this.
Consider me a heels-virgin. Explain me like you would explain to a 3-year old who plays the Lady with her mom’s shoes. Make schemes, if necessary.
Consider it a first step to my Taylor Tomasi Hill life.
I’ll keep you posted on this, it’s gonna be my 2013 challenge.
By the way, happy new year to all of you!