Post # 1
Have you ever heard the saying, “The taller the heel, the more comfortable the shoe?”
I confess I do not understand this saying. I find heels comfortable up to about 2.5″…and then it feels too painful on the balls of my feet. But there was a time when 2.5″ felt high, so maybe one can learn.
What’s the highest heel you comfortably wear? Can one get used to taller and taller heels? Do you have any advice for wearing them?
Post # 3
I like wearing up to mayb4 3.5 to 4 but I don’t say they are comfortable! I just like being closer to my husband’s height. I don’t wear them much though because I don’t want to get bunions or hammertoe or anything.
Post # 4
2 inches is where I draw the line. I feel like I’m walking on stilts if it’s any higher! And it’s not the height of the heel, it’s what kind of heel it is. If it’s a chunky heel or a stiletto. The smaller the heel, the more pressure on your feet.
Post # 5
I like anything from flats to about 3 inches. My threshold is probably 4 inches… but I only last a couple hours on those!
Post # 6
I can get right around to 3 comfortably depending on the shoe and style. = )
Post # 7
That saying is possibly the dumbest thing I have ever heard! I’ll go to 3.5 but I’ll pay for it the next day (or maybe days). It sucks because as much as I love Louboutins style, I can’t wear 4+ inch heels. It’s just not ever going to happen. Sigh.
Post # 8
YOu know, i have 2 and 2.5″ heels that are super comfy, and ONE pair of awesome 4″ ones. I think it’s about the thickness of the heel. wedges/stacked shoes are the most comfy. but those 4″ heels i have are vera wangs, so i think it’s the quality of construction. they have ankle straps, too, which help. but i usually stick to under 2.5″ in general…stacked or wedges, thick (not stilleto) with some sort of support system around the foot.
Post # 9
Most of my shoes are in the 4″ range. I have a pair of 5″ stilettos but have yet to wear them outside because I haven’t quite mastered walking in them yet!
Post # 10
I wear 4 inch heels mostly. And if I wear them lots of days in a row (which is usually the case), my feet will actually kind of hurt if I switch it up and wear a pair of flats the next day. That’s probably not a good sign…
Post # 11
How do people wear 4 inch heels?!? I am beyond jealous.
Post # 12
I think it really depends on the shoe. I have 4.5″ heels that I can wear all day, and flats that I can’t stand for 10 minutes. Also I think that saying is BS!
Post # 13
And honestly I sort of hate flats. I feel like my foot is crushing to death in them whenever I walk!
Post # 14
It depends on the shoe. I can comfortably wear 3-3.5 inches almost daily. 4 inches are for special evenings out and do get a little uncomfortable. I’m considered tall (5’8 1/2″) and still must have my high heels. I’ve been wearing them for so long, my poor feet are used to it. I think I’ve trained my feet. So, yes, I do think the more you wear the higher heels, the more comfortable they are. Especially when you like the appearance of being 6 feet tall.
Post # 15
I wear almost exclusively flats, but I have found some amazing heels that really are comfortable. I think it has to do with where the heel hits w/n your own heel, and how well the shoe is made. I voted for up to 3″ – it’s been known to happen – but I’m still leaning towards flats for my own wedding.
Post # 16
I have a bum knee and was actually told by my doctor that I should avoid wearing heels at all costs. 🙁 Something about the possibility of snapping a tendon or something… or straining it maybe. Stinks. I wear them about once a year and am always incredibly sore (feet and knee) afterward.