Do You Wear High Heels Like Gwen and Jessica?

04/16/2007 at 06:00 AM ET


I’m a terrible high heel wearer. Anything above 1-1/2 inches has me cringing and reaching for Band-Aids, insoles, you name it — anything to help ward off the inevitable blisters! So when I saw this photo of Gwen Stefani in her six-inch YSL Tribute pumps, all I could do was stare in wonderment. For me, just standing in heels that high would be hard enough! Add a baby and a set of stairs and it’s utterly impossible! That’s not to say Gwen doesn’t look as cool and stylish as always, but walking in heels this high obviously requires skills I don’t have. As for Jessica Biel’s – are these shoes or tools of torture? Until I grow a set of super-human, blister-proof feet, I think I’ll stick to my super-comfy Juicy Couture flats! Tell me: What’s the highest heel you wear?Kara Murphy


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KT from Cda on

No, I like my bones the way they are: unbroken. You’d have to have skill in order to wear those! I’m only 5’1 and I love my height. Short people like me should embrace their height and get over it! So what if your not really tall. Remember big things come in small packages. Like dinomite!

yvonne franceschi on

The highest 3 inches and this was a torture for my feet. One
friend of mine using these high heels broke an ankle. Even
though I have never worn these heels on a daily basis, guest
what I had surgery for a bunion on my left foot
shoe designer will keep up making these shoes, there’s
market for every one in this world, so I’ll stay with my
flats. Yvonne

LauraC on

Too high for me!
But, Gwen looks great in her high heels. On the other hand, Jessica should.. come down to earth!

SoFineAKA on

I am more of a ballet lover than pole… The shoes are basically impractical for the everyday woman. Yes, they are “haute,” but all they are doing is heading from the car (chauffered) to the event. Don’t they also get paid to wear certain accessories? If I got paid to do so, I am sure I would strap those YSL’s to my feet as well!


Denise on

I do own a couple of pair that are 3 1/2 inches, but that is as high as I am willing to go. Hey, if they can do it, why not, they look great!!

Heather S. on

I have some 4″ heels I love. As long as I get a pair that I don’t have to worry about walking out of, I can do anything on heels, no problem!

Jennifer on

I find that more expensive shoes hurt my feet less. My highest heels are some 4 inch Calvin Klein pumps, which I would never have worn a couple of years ago, until my French friends told me I walked ‘frumpily’ in flats. Now I don’t wear flats anywhere near as much, except my pewter ballerinas from Madrid because I love them too much!

LB on

The highest heel I ever wore was 5 inches, the day of my wedding. They were actually very comfortable. I think it depends on who makes them, and if you wear them in around the house.

Julie on

I have 4-in stilettos, but I don’t wear them often. I think these look like overkill. Higher heels make your legs look fantastic, but these are so clunky and platformy that they kind of drag their legs down, like concrete blocks!

Katie on

The highest heel I wear is 3 inches. I think anything higher looks really silly. Besides, it would be too easy to stumble and fall in those really high heels.

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