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02-01-2011
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I was one of those little girls who used to wear the cute boots, mary-janes, dressy sandals, etc. with the heel on the bottom, and as I got older the heel got bigger from 1 inch to 1 and 3/4 to 2 inches and so on, so by the time I was in middle school I was used to them. I don't really like heels more than 5 inches, though, because they hurt my feet! I can wear 6 and 7 inch heels, but it's just too much of a pain by the end. So I mostly stick to 4 and 5 inch...those are comfiest and cutest, anyway, and not over the top.

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03-01-2011
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I think I read in another thread on here that people with larger feet can walk better in higher heels, which sounds correct to me. Too bad for me, because my feet stopped growing in the second grade, and will likely remain a size 5 women's all my life.
Could be another reason why models are tall; because taller people have larger feet, and therefore can walk in higher heels...
Size 5 is like the perfect size!
What's more difficult about it?

I'm a size 7/8 and I always think it's more painful to wear heels as I'm taller and therefore heavier. Obviously I know that just because your feet are big doesn't make you tall but I think about it. It must be easier to wear heels if your lighter.

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Why would foot size have any impact on the ability to wear heels?

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^That's what I think too.. But to me, nothing is sexier (even though I am a gay man) than a woman who wears high heels and knows how to walk in them! I even compliment them if I feel the need to do so..

And about the models height/feet thing.. I always thought that maybe with a slightly bigger foot, you showcase the shoes more seeing how they are a bit bigger.. But that's just me being weird.. Lol

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Well, the first time i wore high heels, it was a true torture! I suppose that was because i chose the wrong shoes (stilleto pumps with 5 in heels and no platform!).
Now, i wear high heels and walk fine. I haven't reached the Sarah Jessica Parker level yet but i'm working on it!
Personally, i would suggest to any young girl who wants to start wearing high heels, to start with lower heels and increase the height when they feel confident enough. Also, keep in mind , that shoes with platform are a lot more comfortable!

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As for shoe size and heels, i can only speak from personal experience, but my feet are really small, and the higher the heel, i find the shoe seems to look a bit stumpy and weird. Especially my fave platforms and wedges. I always tend to go up a size with these styles.

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Why would foot size have any impact on the ability to wear heels?
I'm going to come in here with my engineering nerd self.

I think the logic is in the angle of the foot to the floor. On a person with a size 5US shoe size the angle is different than that of someone with a shoe size of 8US, which according to my headmath on a 4" heel should only be a few degrees difference, so maybe 5-10% higher incline for the smaller foot. How that extra 10% feels is beyond me.

I learned to walk in them by wearing gradually higher shoes with less chunky heels over time; starting with shorter block heels and increasing the height and going with a thinner heel. My mom had a lot to do with that because she has ankle problems from what she believes to be a fall she had back in the 1980s off a shoe and wanted to minimize that risk for me.

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I'm not sure about weight being an issue. I don't weigh a lot, and I know a woman who's somewhat heavy and can only walk in heels.

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I NEED YOUR HELP

so o.k... i can walk in high heels, my feets are not hurting or something. the problem is: i have the feeling the heel moves to much with every step. so i realy feel it move while i'm walking and sometimes it almost feels like they could break!!!

so i have no idea what i'm doing wrong???

btw i'm sorry for the bad english, but i'm in panic because of my shoes

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I think the logic is in the angle of the foot to the floor. On a person with a size 5US shoe size the angle is different than that of someone with a shoe size of 8US, which according to my headmath on a 4" heel should only be a few degrees difference, so maybe 5-10% higher incline for the smaller foot. How that extra 10% feels is beyond me.
In my experience, on all good quality shoes the heel height is adjusted for each size to maintain the angle.

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I NEED YOUR HELP

so o.k... i can walk in high heels, my feets are not hurting or something. the problem is: i have the feeling the heel moves to much with every step. so i realy feel it move while i'm walking and sometimes it almost feels like they could break!!!

so i have no idea what i'm doing wrong???

btw i'm sorry for the bad english, but i'm in panic because of my shoes
Same here! The problem is the heeltaps. The solution is a shoemaker.

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Wearing heels and wearing heels well are two very different things

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In my experience, on all good quality shoes the heel height is adjusted for each size to maintain the angle.
Yeah, but I think that's the perception.

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Ladies, if you feel any discomfort in your heels, please don't make a habit of wearing them regularly! My second toe is now swollen out of nowhere (since Sunday), and now I can barely walk in sneakers, let alone heels. I purchased some new boots recently, and wore them for the second time, and boom, I aggravated a joint something terrible.

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Here's an example of low quality shoes, where they've used pretty much the same heel for all sizes, it's a size 41 and a 35. The 35 is obviously more difficult to walk in.
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