Avital Zeisler, 26, teaches a “Stilettos and Self-Defence” class in New York City in which women learn how to defend themselves — both in and with high heels.
While Zeisler teaches women how to use their heels as a weapon, she also recommends removing them and running away. Or, if you don’t have enough time, escaping in your heels.
The most badass part of class is undoubtedly watching Zeisler sprint in heels.
1) Select a stiletto you can move in, keeping comfort, a thicker heel, and a flexible arch in mind.
2) Transition your weight onto the balls of your feet.
3) Practice barefoot and begin with a light jog before increasing the speed.
4) Practice in your heels.
5) Identify your personal speed of escaping in heels to effectively calculate the option of escaping in a real-life situation.
Story by Sophie-Claire Hoeller and editing by Ben Nigh
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