He is tall. She is even taller. Advocate, author, actor, producer, TV personality, and drag queen RuPaul is 6 feet 4 inches tall. When he wears drag and is in heels, she’s even taller than that. Her hair forms a fluffy halo around his face that adds more inches to his statuesque height. Her feet look at thin and dainty in open-toed stilettos or 5-inch platforms. He wears a size 13 in men’s shoes. In drag, she wears a 13 in extended size women shoes. Somehow, RuPaul’s flamboyant personality can make big feet look small in extended size women’s shoes.
RuPaul Andre Charles was born on November 17, 1960 in San Diego California. He grew up with three sisters and a single mom. RuPaul learned many of his performance aspects from his sisters. He first appeared in Georgia and New York night clubs. In 1994, RuPaul was the first drag queen to have a major makeup contract as the face of MAC cosmetics. He was the producer of RuPaul's Drag Race, a reality show competition. Throughout his career, voiced podcasts, wrote books, and made many appearances in and out of the drag.
No matter what gender pronoun is used for RuPaul, he can pull off a pair of high heels. When RuPaul dresses in drag, she wears high heels that fit the length of her foot. She doesn’t try to cram her long foot into size 6 stilettos. Instead, she wears shoes that properly fit her feet. Women who need extended size women shoes don’t have to smoosh their feet into small shoes. Find a shoe company that specializes in extended size women shoes. These companies have fashionable shoes in large women shoes. Read through the next tips for wearing high heels in comfort so you can strut your stuff with confidence like RuPaul.
Add extra cushion to your shoes. Store bought inserts provide extra support and comfort to your heels. If you are new to wearing high heels, a platform or wedge heel might give you more balance as you practice walking in shoes with height. Heels with that straps also give support. Don’t be afraid to take a break and sit down when you’re wearing high heels. Your toes and ankles need a break.
If you want to walk in heels like RuPaul, lead with your thighs, since it puts less pressure on the balls of your feet. Extend your legs from the hips too. It may take some practice, but once you’ve got it, flaunt it!
RuPaul exudes confidence when he walks. We’re not paying attention to his shoe size when he walks. We’re in awe of how plain fabulous he is. Walk with confidence and remember how fabulous you are-no matter your shoe size.
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