Post # 1
For my wedding I would like to buy platform heels, because I’ve heard they are more comfortable given the fact that the platform takes away some of the impact on the sole of your foot. I am fairly tall (5’6″) and my FI is about 5’10”, so I don’t want to get anything that’s too high as too not be taller than him 🙂 The problem is, when I look at heels online and read the measurements, they say things like: 4 in. heel, 3/4 in. platform. I’m confused! It may be a stupid question, but am I supposed to add those two numbers together to come up with how many inchies tall I would be wearing them? Would I be 4 in. taller wearing those shoes or 4 3/4 in. taller? Sorry if this queston is dumb/confusing!
Post # 3
The heel is the height taller you would be. The platform will make the heel feel more comfortable, so if you are wearing a 4″ heel with 3/4″ platform, you’ll be 4″ taller but it will feel like you’re wearing a 3 1/4″ heel. But from one website to the next, the same pair of shoes will be listed with different heel heights. It’s kind of a gamble, so just go with a pair you love!
Post # 4
@BrideChristina: Amaryllis is right… what you do is the heel height is how much taller you’ll be. Subtract the platform height, to find how it will feel.
I plan on wearing platforms if I get married outdoor like I want, probably going witha slimmer wedge. The shape that isn’t just a huge hunk of platform but narrows underneath the arch of the foot.