(Closed) Are 5.5 inch wedding shoes too tall?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Are 5.5 inch heels with a 2 inch platform too tall for wedding shoes?



  • Post # 62
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @flouncy:  5.5 inch with a 2 inch platform is like standing with 3.5 inch shoes. seems rather comfortable to me.

    Post # 63
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    wear what you want but be aware of your comfort level, you could wear them as statement shoes and bring flats for later

    Post # 64
    2500 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    @mchitt329:  I don’t even wear high heels but those are beautiful! 

    And I don’t think it’s too high it’s your wedding you should just wear whatever makes you feel great and give you confidence 🙂


    Post # 65
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t know if this is still being discussed but it’s at the top of the forum.

    Subjective subject- if you wear heels why not, if you don’t then it’s probably not advisable but you can always change!”

    I actually wore my rocky horror fancy dress boots to my school ball and why the hell not? No one saw them under my full length dress andthose 6″ (lol thinking about that now!) made me feel so tall and elegant, well I had just added half a foot

    Post # 66
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i voted no. I ordered my shoes 2 days ago and they come in today. they are 150mm (heel height) but then again im only 5 feet (i know i know lol) and my Fiance is 6’1” so i wouldnt feel comfortable with him towering over me hehe. I dont wear heels lower than that but i do plan on getting some comfy wedges to wear towards the middle of the night , JUST IN CASE!

    Post # 67
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    5.5 -2inch platforms is only a 3.5 inch heel… So I voted no, I’m almost certain they aren’t too high for comfort. however, if they are stiff or the ground is uneven, or you are wobbly… You might have problems

    Post # 68
    19 posts
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted no.

    Do what makes you feel pretty because it is your day. Ladies wear TOMS and chuck taylors under their dresses so don’t worry about formality or if your shoes look expensive enough (what a notion!). I do agree with others to break them in, even if you are a heel wearer. Also pack a pair of comfies in case your feet get tired/start to hurt.

    Post # 69
    39 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @flouncy:  those are absolutely not too tall, especially because they have a 2 inch concealed heel (this will make them feel like they are only 3 and 1/2 inchces and thats nothing!). Make sure you wear them plenty before the wedding and have a back up pair if they do get too painful. At least if you have to change out of them you’ll look fabulous for the ceremony and pictures!

    Post # 70
    1320 posts
    Bumble bee

    As long as you’re used to wearing them, you should be fine. I quite regularly can be found in 4-6″ heels, so 5.5 is NBD as long as the shoe itself is comfortable. My advice to help with comfort/ease is to do regular ballet ankle and foot stretches/exercises. This keeps your feet and ankles flexible and strong, so it’s easier to wear higher heels for longer.


    Although I must admit that I agree with  @joya_aspera to an extent. I personally don’t like high platforms for formal occasions, so I plan on wearing only 4-4.75″ evening sandals with no/a minimal platform for the ceremony. But I’m pretty “to each their own” when it comes to shoes because this is a very personal choice to me, esp. if it means you get photos like this:

    Post # 71
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2022

    I think it depends on if you are used to wearing heels that high. If you usually wear them that high, you’ll be fine. If you’re rockin’ flats on a daily basis and break out the 2″ heels for special occasions, you should cancel that order ASAP!

    Post # 72
    2354 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @flouncy:  Not at all. The platform makes them very comfortable (Loubies usually aren’t comfortable though, but idk if these ones are). 

    And with a 2inch platform that means that the heel bend is only 3.5 inches which, to me at least, is a comfortable height. 

    Post # 73
    2444 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I say go for it.  If there is a high plateform they should be fairly comfortable since your heel height without the platform would only be about 3 inches then (if that makes sense).  Besides they will be concealed by your dress the whole night so no one will be able to tell.

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