I know this country well I am married to a Dutchman. When it comes to Dutch women wearing high heels. It is rarely seen on bikes. Are high heels illegal to wear on a bike here in the Netherlands? Why do women choose not to ride their bikes in high heels?
I live in Italy and it’s often seen women riding bikes and scooters in high heels. It’s what makes Italy so appealing.
This is a lady in Venice walking in high heels. For me, this can be replicated in Holland on the bike.
Flat Nation Of The World
Holland is flat. There are no mountains to climb. The cycling roads are amazing. Therefore this excuse of not being able to ride in high heels is utter nonsense. So why are Dutch women choosing not to ride in high heels?
I have often been told that a woman can’t ride fast with high heels on. So let’s go on a journey on why I tend to differ.
High Heels For Riding
What high heels could women today choose to wear without compromising style and comfort? It’s the practicality of these high heels that women here in the Netherlands choose not to wear high heels on any bike.
Dutch women seem to think they can’t ride their bikes in high heels. They feel it won’t allow them to be able to feel comfortable or get to work.
What I am noticing when I walk around the streets of Holland. Is the compliments and looks I get wearing colour, heels and being my authentic self.
Denim For Dutch
Deim his the DNA of Holland. The women love to wear it at anytime of the day. This is where it becomes a problem. This is why so many ducth women are screaming to me about wanting to chnage. But they don’t simply no how. Why are they so fearful? Why is it a taboo to wear anything but block colours and trainers on a bike?
These images I took yesterday, it’s summer for goodness sake. Where are your deep frills? Where are your sandals and socks?
Great examples below of what Dutch women can now wear on a bike.
Can I ride in these Chie Mihara high heels?
Cowboy Boots For Bikes
A good start is to wear cowboy boots on the bike. The overall boot has a grip and the heel is not that high. Old Gringo are a great boot for any bike.
The great white combination here with cowboy boots. This is what I love to see more women riding in.
Hike On You Bike In White
White is very popular in Holland. So I would expect to see white on the bike. Great colour to stand out regarding road safety.
I wear clogs and they have a Vibram grip. This means when I climb stairs in Venice or walk around on cobbler stones in Amsterdam. I never ever lose my grip.
Even when getting off and on a classic tram in The Hague.
The dutch love my clogs aks me where I get them. In three weeks been here, I have only seen one person wear clogs in Holland and that is me.
Me in Amsterdam with plenty of Vibram grip in my clogs. Not an issue on the bike.
These red ankle boots are effortless on the bike. Once again a little high heel too.
Me in Dordrecht riding my bike.
So many compliments for these Chie Mihara platforms. They have grip, look fabulous with anything and are easy to ride on a bike.
Team them with any socks to give a more feminine appeal.
All she needs is some high heels to do the walking and style riding.
I ride in my outfit below. I am wearing Versace Shirt and Valentino Shorts. And my Puma frill trainer. With my red backpack, made to order.