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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Stephanie Sparkle on

MY QUESTION IS, if we can wear them? how can they..? doesnt it hurt their feet as well?

are they just more graceful w/ their pain?

Bella on

The shoes look a little like torture devices to me, but it looks like it works for them! I’m 5’2 and I love a good kitten heel or wedge. I’m pretty unsteady on stilettos, and I don’t feel as confident in my balance in anything over 3 inches for everyday use. But I definitely admire the ladies who can work those shoes no problem!

I don’t think Gwen holding her baby in the shoes is irresponsible… I mean the woman jumps around stage in similar shoes with out a problem, I think she can handle walking and holding a baby without much difficulty. Granted Britney had on some crazy shoes as well, she also seemed to be walking the extra hem off her jeans as well. Gwen doesn’t have anything to worry about tripping over in her outfit.

queenoftherotten on

UGH! Nothing like walking in these kinds of shoes. Looks like you have swivel hips and a stick up your butt. I’ll leave the heels to RuPaul. Love you, RuPaul!

Olivia on

personally i am a ballet flat girl al the way but when i do wear heels i like to go high, the higher the better. its sexy a give you good posture when walking all the designers arre going really highths season when they do hills and i lov it

hailey on

i love high heel’s they make my leg’s look gerat

Jam on

I wear heels everyday! I hate wearing low shoes since I have been wearing heels for so long! I feel much more feminine in heels… it is not about my height. I just feel so much more sexy!

Mar on

This is just too much. Both are beautiful ladies. I just do not understand what they were thinking when they decide to wear those bricks…

Emily on

Let’s just say that if I wore these…I would break my ankles!

sarah walker on

I hate to see a women walk like a duck or walk heel first. Walking in heels only takes practice. If you walk correctly-toe heel toe heel and one foot in front of the other(instead of like a duck) You will have a prettier, more femine walk and heels will come naturally for you.

miriam on

the highest 9 cm and it was a torture for my feet…but it gives u security if u go to a party or somewherE! also they look femine and elegant, but I wont put high heels like this on a normal day..

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