Skip Nav
Queen Elizabeth II
15 of Queen Elizabeth's Diamonds That You Have to See to Believe
ashley graham
Here's Where to Buy All of Ashley Graham's Sexy, Stylish Swimsuits
Summer
25 Outfits You'd Never Think to Wear With Heels — but Totally Should

How High Is Too High?

Source

Join The Conversation
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
3 max. i feel like a giant if i wear anything more, plus i'm always running around... i don't understand new yorkers and how they can wear 5 inch heels every single day. my heels always get trashed from walking around.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
4" max although i prefer to wear less i'm in college so i'm walking alot so i prefer less but in parties or special occasions i wear more than 4"
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
Higher than 4 and it needs a platform because I have a tiny foot - size 5.5. When the heel is longer than your own foot, it s pretty much physically impossible to walk, unless you're a ballerina accustomed to walking on her toes :P It can't be too thick a heel either, because if it's too heavy it just falls off my foot, and I can't control it. For this reason I'm good with stilettos but can't do wedges.
designerel designerel 8 years
Wow those shoes look like they weigh more than her. The tallest pair of heels I have are 4.5" and I can hardly stand to walk in them much.
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 8 years
Bring it on
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
My "walking" shoes are between 3-4 inches. The highest ones I have are 5.5 inches, and I have honestly worn them all day as they are so comfy. In my experience its the quality of the construction that makes them comfortable -- I've had cheaply made very low heels that hurt like crazy, but my 5.5 inch Louboutin's are a dream to wear.
sarahsreallife sarahsreallife 8 years
My heels range from 2 to 4" but I think 4 is the highest. I definitely think ahead to any extra walking/standing I'll have to do before putting on the high ones though ;)
chow chow 8 years
3 is perfect for me, but occasionally i'll go 4
emalove emalove 8 years
3" is my favorite heel height...I think it's perfect. I can *do* 4 inches, but only for a real special occasion. Nothing's worse than uncomfortable shoes and being in pain when you walk.
tphilli tphilli 8 years
I am 5'8" and I love wearing heels, but 3 1/2 is definitely the max, otherwise I am as tall as many of the guys in the room!
98769876 98769876 8 years
I am a definite shoe fiend. BUT. If you stop and think about it, heels are crazy. It is completely unnatural to put your body into such a pose. While I must admit it can make your nice legs look fabulous, it is against totally bizarre the things we do in the name of 'fashion'.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
Above 6 inches and I'm a lil shaky, but gimmie a few hours to practice and I can pretty much walk in any heel if it's thick enough. Now granted my time limit before my feet hurt is usually 2 hours, so given that bring it on!!!
bornthisway bornthisway 8 years
4 inches max hands down i'm only 5'1" so when I wear them I'm as tall as my friends are without heels
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 8 years
4 inch for special occasuons where i dont do much walking or dancing. 3 and half for clubs/ parties or when i wanna dance the night away.
tulleandtea tulleandtea 8 years
My first heels were five inches... I never had a problem walking in them, although they were constructed very well so that may be the reason.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
Four. Two inch heels are ugly.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
4 inches...
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
i can walk in any heels, its just im too tall to wear more than 3 inches, haha
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Three inches unless the heel is thick. I can do higher wedges.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
3 in. Designers should keep in mind a triangle scheme when designing their heels. A size 8 might feel good in 4 in. whereas 4 in. for a size 6 foot would be torture...
weffie weffie 8 years
I need platforms for over 4 because my feet are too small to fit anything longer than that :P
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
LOOOL no 3
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I can wear ANY size of heel - but I think the real question is HOW LONG CAN I WEAR THEM lol.
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
above 5
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 8 years
I'm super tiny so most of my heels are between 3 and 4 inches. My highest pair are 4.5", but I can't really walk around in them all day.
How to Wear High Heels
From Our Partners
Latest Fashion
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds