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Finding the perfect height for high heels
May 18, 2014
You could be forgiven for thinking that heels are getting higher every year. But when do they become too high? Is there a perfect height for high heels?
The entertainment and fashion industries have introduced and highlighted shoes with heels of up to 6 inches in height. These heels are often offset with platform soles so, although the shoes’ wearers may be able to stand in such high heels – and even walk a few steps in them – it isn’t particularly good for their body and health to do so. While fashion will always push the boundaries of what is realistic or practical, the physical well-being of shoe wearers is a matter that is attracting increasing attention.
So what is the perfect height for heels? The best option for women who like heels, but don’t necessarily want to wear platform soles, or have a desire to become miraculously taller, is mid height heels.
There are a number of options available for buying mid height heels. Of course, there are designer brands such as Stuart Weizman and Salvatore Ferragamo, but with designer brands, come designer prices, so if your budget is limited, you may wish to explore websites such as 6pm.com, which offers designer shoes with discounts of up to 75% every day.
One option to consider is vintage shoes. Lightly worn or pre-loved shoes can provide a much less expensive option, as well as taking away the pain and discomfort that often comes with breaking in a brand new pair of shoes. There are hundreds of great mid height heels available on the vintage market. A list of suppliers can be found here.
If designer or vintage shoes don’t appeal to you, then many mainstream brands offer shoes with heels above 3 inches. Simply check out your local stores or look online at sites such as zappos.com. Zappos has a huge range as well as a customer review database to assist you in making your choices.
When making a decision to buy medium height heels, it’s time to forget all about stilettos and the extreme heels that stagger along the catwalks of Milan and Paris. While they may be pleasing on the eye, they force your feet into unnatural positions that are uncomfortable, impractical and ultimately bad for your physical well-being. You can still look sexy and stylish in lower heels without damaging your spine or worrying about an embarrassing public fall!
Remember – all those glamorous celebrities from bygone days looked so sexy and classy because they weren’t wobbling around on 6 inch heels. Why not give yourself the opportunity to capture that look and feel sexy and confident at the same time in perfect size heels?