(Closed) Silly Question:Confused about shoe height-Is platform included?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
Post # 4
11161 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Can you link the shoe? Perhaps it is more detailed in description somewhere else.

For my shoe it lists the heel height however when you see the shoe there is a 1″ platform not mentioned making the actual height (of discomfort) 3″.


Post # 5
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t know for sure, sure – but I think you just go by the heel height to determine how tall the shoes are.  The platform is just there for extra comfort/the look of more height. 

I’m only making an estimated guess based on a pair of 4′ heels I have that have a platform.  I measured the heel itself from floor to base of shoe, and it’s 4′ – they have approx 1/2′ platform, so when I walk in them they feel more like a 3-3 & 1/2′ heel and I can wear them all day with no problem.  Other shoes I have with the same heel height (4′) but no platform KILL my feet after a few hours … and aren’t as stable when walking – but I don’t notice a big difference in the height when I stand in them …

Again, this is just from my personal experience … hopefully some Bees with lots of shoe knowledge can help 🙂


Post # 6
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I believe heels are only measured… because a three inch heel with a 2″ platform is still 3 inches… The difference is the rise and how comfortable it will be on your foot… Take the heel height and minus the platform and you have the amount of rise your foot will be doing… but heel height is heel height no matter how you go about it. 🙂

My shoes are 4.5 inch heels with a half inch platform, they only give me 4.5 inches of height, but the rise is 4 inches, which is a really high rise. lol


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