(Closed) The taller the heel the more comfortable the shoe?

posted 9 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: What heel heights do you comfortably wear? Up to...
    Flats only : (5 votes)
    7 %
    1" or less : (4 votes)
    6 %
    1.5" : (9 votes)
    13 %
    2" : (14 votes)
    20 %
    2.5" : (13 votes)
    18 %
    3" : (21 votes)
    30 %
    3.5" : (8 votes)
    11 %
    4" : (9 votes)
    13 %
    Higher than 4" : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    Member
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    Member
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    Member
    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I can get right around to 3 comfortably depending on the shoe and style. = )

    Post # 7
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    Member
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    Member
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    How do people wear 4 inch heels?!? I am beyond jealous.

    Post # 12
    Member
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    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
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    And honestly I sort of hate flats.  I feel like my foot is crushing to death in them whenever I walk!

    Post # 14
    Member
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    Member
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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.

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