The worst has happened, your in the middle of a party, an event, a date and all of a sudden you lose your footing. At first you don't really know exactly what is happening, is it an earthquake? Is the floor slippery from someone spilling their drink? Then in a span of two seconds you realize that NO! Your heel has broken.

I really hope you've never had to experience this. In all seriousness I thought that this was only something that happened in movies. Then last weekend while I was at my cousins birthday, I was chatting it up and I felt the earth move. At first I thought my clumsy self was just becoming a little off balance .. it tends to happen when I wear 4 inch heels, am not used to being that high up. Then I realized that I was going down, on one side only.... my heel had broken. Panic set in when I realized that Matthew Mcconaughey wouldn't be coming to my rescue.

So here are 4 things that I wish I would have known, so that my heel breaking wasn't such a big deal.

1. The Oh My Gosh is this really happening face! It's an ugly one, people around you don't really know what's happening and then they see your face contort into this what the hell/please not me/about to cry face... my friends it's not a pretty one. I didn't have a mirror or anything, but in this instance I didn't have to, I just knew. So avoid this at any cost. Yes your heel is breaking, but take a deep breath and just smile, like its the funniest thing in the world.

2. It doesn't happen in one big break, if something starts to feel weird like the world is moving but your standing in place, check that heel because it may just be breaking. Early detection can help a lot, you don't have to suffer humiliation from it just falling off in front of everyone. You can go take control of the situation.

3. People don't point fingers, they don't judge, so most likely your making a bigger deal about it then they would. Sometimes its just in your head. It maybe the topic of conversation for the next 5-10 minutes but then the music starts and then everyone else would rather be dancing then focusing on your broken heel.

4. Those pair of shoes that you've had in your car for the past month and were just to lazy to take in the house were there for a reason. They may not match your outfit, but unless your at some formal dress function, who cares. If someone looks at your feet with a weird face, just nod and say your heel broke..with a shoulder shrug and am sorry head tilt that will be that.

Really your life will be inconvenienced for maybe 20 minutes, but if the party is fun or the date is the best you've been on in awhile, it just becomes a funny story that will easily fall through the cracks.

I hope these tips have helped and I sincerely hope this never happens to you, but if it does.. remember no big deal!

Has your heel ever broken and what did you do about it?

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Fasshonaburu said...

OO, I was leaning back on my chucky heeled boots in an elevator at work when I heard a giant "CRACK!" It was so weird, almost like the heel had dislocated from the sole - still attached but no support. I'm so glad I keep a pair of ballet flats in my desk!

AlixRose said...

Oh my gosh did your heart break a little at the same time? I know mine did. Ah good thinking.. keeping a pair of shoes in your desk is a stellar idea.

WendyB said...

Ha ha. Handy survival guide!

Brynne said...

This is why I always carry a pair of ballet flats in my purse! One day, 12 years from now, it might even pay off!

Anonymous said...

hahaha i love this post! being a size 6 shoe model, i have my fair share of "sample, prototype" shoes that companies are generous to give me... but i'm just praying that the heel doesn't break EVERY time i wear them! your post was reassuring - no big D if they do break! thanks alix!


HoneyBunny said...

Hah, what a great post! Love it, fortunately it never happened to me;)


Sharon Lei said...

Oh bummer! I've never had a heel break.. but I always have a pair or two of heels/sandals in my car :)

xx Love & Aloha

KendraJacqueline said...

I have had the fortune of having my heel break on stage infront of 300 people! lol
i definately had the look of horror! lol but not because i cared what they thought of me! because... well... it was my shoe! lol
ok well a part of me was trying to figure out how to get off stage without falling! lol

love the post... i've been following for a while. love the blog! :0)

Anonymous said...

aww, im sorry about your breakage. i don't think this has happened to me, or else i would remember right? lol. but i agree, pay no "much mind" to it. it can happen to anybody at anytime.

have a GREAT day.


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