Friday, December 08, 2006

The seven foot woman

I'm beginning to realize that finding a heel under 3 1/2 inches that is not a flat is virtually impossible. I can wear a super high heel with the best of them, but there are times when I just want to be a normal height and cute simultaneously. Barefoot I am taller than the average woman, and when I wear a heel sold on today's market I am taller than a lot of men too! I love my height, but I don't want to be mistaken for a drag queen when I walk into a bar or club (or anywhere)!... especially my conservative job. Most cute shoes today are at least 4 inches high and growing.... Steven by Steve Madden is selling a platform pump that's 5 1/4 inches!

What's a girl to do? Grin and bare it and put those sexy 4+ inch heels on my foot, or be comfortable, i.e. boring, and slide on a flat? Flats can be cute; the ballerina slipper is more and more popular, and you can't go wrong with the classic pointed-toe flat. These styles however make up a very small population of the women's shoe market.

Plus I like diversity in my shoes. Women's shoe designers are getting more and more creative and flamboyant. Check out these Gucci pumps! I may just have to conform and be one of the tallest people in the room.


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Anonymous said...

It is hard to find a medium-height heel these days! I just got a pair of farylrobin "Petunia" heels that are just tall enough to be cute and sexy but not so tall that they are uncomfortable.

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Rock it, be a glamazon. My one "if only" is spent wishing I were 5'10.


And I'd still rock 5" heels.