Australian Prime Minister's High-Heel Fall Caught on Tape

Julia Gillard faces the all-too-common hazard of wearing the popular shoe.
3:00 | 10/18/12

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and the australian prime minister is just the latest high-profile example of a woman taken down by her heels. Her big tumble had all of us ladies wondering if there's any way to avoid falling in pumps. Amy robach, who wears the highest heels I know, is here to give us some tips. I've never seen you wobble. That's because no one is looking. It's happened on the sidewalk crack. Sometimes I could be wearing flats and stumble. Fortunately for me, I didn't have a camera following me the way the australian prime minister did. But we did get some help from the veryin walking in high heels. Take a look. She may be a head of state. But it was australian prime minister julia gillard's footwear that made headlines wednesday. This epic fall from grace, all because of a staple of a woman's wardrobe, the too often hazardous high heel. If you wear a heel, it can get embedded in soft grass. The rest is as you saw. Reporter: Then again, who hasn't tottered, tripped or tumbled when walking on these ministilts. From real-life models. To "sex and the city's" carry bradshaw. Beyonce. J. Lo. And rihanna. All have taken a public plunge in their heels. I think women don't walk off the big toe properly. That makes the foot unstable. The higher the heel, the more instability. So, when in doubt, lower your heel height. Reporter: What if you want to keep stepping out in your six-inch stiletto. Enter miss j. Gave me a lesson in how to avoid the footwear fiascos. Do you walk on the heels or the feet or the balls? Reporter: I think I walk on the balls. What's the biggest mistake that women make when walking in high heels? Relying on the high heel to keep them steady. You have to navigate the shoe. Reporter: Most of all, he says, even if you don't stick the landing, what really matters is how you react when you're back on your feet. Even if you fall? Smile. If all else fails. All of that looks so painful. Miss jay give me a little bit of advice. You don't walk with the weight on the back of your heel. We've done that, right? You're supposed to walk on the ball, like this. Ladies, follow. You're going forward, like that. Oh. Tiptoe. It doesn't feel natural. Practice at home and practice on different surfaces. Carpet, wood floors. And working, too? Come on. And chewing gum. And everything else? Thank you, amy. I can somebody that can

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