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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Sarah on

those are platform heels. that 6inch is cheating! platforms are ugly! i wear 41/2 easily without platform

Amber on

I think Jessica Biel’s shoes are way too high. Gwens aren’t too bad, but I definitely wouldn’t be holding my child with those on!

Beth on

I assume if I were to wear heels like that, it would be some fancy event that I would attend with my boyfriend. I am already kind of tall at 5’6 – and my boyfriend is 6′, so for me to wear 4-6″ heels would make me about the same height as him.. plus if I wear heels at all, they’re usually 2-3″. But I usually just wear flip flops or my Nikes. My life ain’t that fancy!! :-)

Lauren on

I have a pair of 4inch heels that I love but other than that I will stick to 3 or below. But I used to be a dancer and i had to dance in really high heels so i got used to it pretty quickly. I am also only 5’1″ so heels are necessary.

Alice on

I think both women are rocking the heels, but they aren’t for me. Anything too high makes my legs look to scrawny and its not flattering for me.

Maureen on

No one has mentioned the fact that Gwen is wearing them while carrying her baby. I love Gwen and the way she dresses, but I rarely wear any heels if I am carrying my baby, and I would never wear something like those. They are too dangerous. However, maybe for a sort time in the bedroom…

lydia on

i have 6 inch heels.
there pink && white, i love them to death && wear them all the time.
i am almost literally standing on my tiptoes when i wear them.
i am still in high school && we have a large school for where i live.
it has 2,500 kids in it, so our school is huge.
it takes 10 minutes to walk between classes, but only if you hurry.
i wear them to school all the time.
they dont hurt my feet.
i also wear these adorable black 5 inch heels && you’d be suprised at the difference 1 inch makes!
they feel like nothing compared to my 6 inch heels.
heels are amazing.
but only from 3 inches && up.

Shel on

I am 5’4″ and wear 4 inch stillet’s to the office on a regular basis. I have for the past 10 years. I disagree that anything over 2 to 2.5 inches is trashy…that’s just not true. I tend to wear peep toe’s (very classy and retro) that have a 1/2 to 3/4 inch platform which definitely helps with the height, you don’t feel it as much. I prefer to wear tall heels, not only does it make me taller, but it gives me that sexy edge.

NP on

I wouldn’t wear them. They are really high, for me! I think JB and Gwen look OK. JB seems that there is no problem for her to wear them, and I assume Gwen too, except right now because she is carrying a baby.. In my OWN opinion they look like stripper’s shoes :)

Marla T on

I LOVE THEIR SHOES!! I’m a total shoe fanatic and I’ll wear any heighth heel as long as they’re in style – my highest heels are 6 inchers and I LOVE them…the majority are 3-4″ though. I will be just like Gwen someday and be a “fashion mama” – there is NO getting rid of my heels :) way to go ladies!

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