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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Gracie on

2 high heeled 4 me… I work at a College, so the first trip across campus & I’d need a hospital bed.

Lisa on

I’m only 5 feet tall, so I’d generally take all the height I could get, HOWEVER, 6 inches just looks ridiculous. I’ll stick to 3 inches – even that can be dangerous.
Maybe celebrities can carry it off, but imagine the average woman walking down the street in those . . . (I use the term “walking” loosely!

j on

i love high heels because they’re soo flattering. the highest i have is 3 1/2-4 inches. stuart weitzman makes GREAT heels that are actually comfortable and easy to walk in at this height, check ’em out!!!

jennifer in tulsa on

I’m actually wearing 4 inch heels today as I do MOST days. I’m only 5’1 so I like wearing heels because they make me look taller.

Colette on

Heels are no problem for me. I wear 4 inch heels everyday to work. Flats hurt my feet, but the heels accomadate my high arches.

Lola on

I’m 5’7″ and I wear heels almost exclusively. Most are 3-3 1/2 inches, I have a couple of 4 inchers but that’s it. I would probably wear the shoes in the pic though.

greeneyes on

I’m 5’5,5″ (166cms) tall and I feel comfortable about my height, plus I get tired very fast, so I like wearing only flats, well, maybe sometimes 2″ shoes. I would never ever EVER NEVER wear such ridiculously high-heels, because (with all my due respect for them) I think these women look awful! I would get cramp in my leg if I wore such heels…. And I agree with Ashley, these shoes would fit for a stripper ;)

dawn on

I was kind of taught and agree anything over 2 inches is trashy.

Liesl on

Its not the heel that bothers me much, it is the fact that I can barely wear ANY high heels. I’m almost always bare footed and also I have flat feet. But Gwen rocks those heels!

Kris on

I am only 5’3” tall so when I go out I strap 3 1/2″ heals on to boost me up. And I plan on wearing a pair of 3 1/2″ heels on my wedding day. . .some think I’m crazy, that I will definitely fall. What do you think?

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