Choose the right material for your pole dancing heels: Patent is a great choice as it allows for easy grip on the pole. However, keep in mind that some materials may be too sticky, so choose a pair that offers the right balance of grip and ease of movement. Some materials, like suede and velvet, are very slippy and offer no pole grip, but are fantastic for floor work as the don't stick to the ground like patent!
Adjust your centre of balance: Heels will change your centre of balance, so it's important to recalibrate and keep your weight on your anchor points (such as your feet or the pole). Practice in shorter heels and gradually work your way up to higher ones. A good tip is to alway look straight ahead when walking, with your chest up and core and quads engaged.
Practice, practice, practice: The more you practice, the better you'll become at doing tricks in heels. Start with basic moves and gradually increase the difficulty as you improve.
Flex your heels on the pole: The style and material of your heels can affect your technique, so choose a pair that allows for good grip and stability on the pole. Expect any decorations like glitter or pleather to wear away over time as the shank - the rigid, plastic portion between the platform and the heel – has the most pole contact. Thigh-high boots are a good choice as they offer extra grip behind the knee.
Maintain good posture: Good posture is essential for balance and confidence. Keep your back straight and hold yourself up high to impress your audience and make your tricks look effortless. Remember that stability is key when performing in heels. Always engage your core and legs, and keep most of your weight on your toes.