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Bravo. This is so true and many do not know this. Something else many do not realize is that shoe size makes a difference. A smaller shoe size in the same shoe style ends up having a shorter heel than a bigger shoe size of the same style. If you compare a size 6.5 shoe to a size 10 shoe, the size 10 heel is taller than the heel on the 6.5 shoe. Next time you're in a shoe store, make the comparison!
You know what...I didn't even think of that, but I know what you're saying and it makes absolute sense.
The total length of a size 10 foot is greater than the length of a size 6.5 foot so when that is raised (for example to accommodate a heel), the longer foot will require a higher heel.

I've just figured something out...............that means that if 2 girls were exactly the same height but one had significantly larger feet (hi Kirsi) and they both put on the same 'type' of heels, the one with the bigger feet is going to be taller in those shoes because of the greater length of her foot that's raised...


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You know what...I didn't even think of that, but I know what you're saying and it makes absolute sense.
The total length of a size 10 foot is greater than the length of a size 6.5 foot so when that is raised (for example to accommodate a heel), the longer foot will require a higher heel.

I've just figured something out...............that means that if 2 girls were exactly the same height but one had significantly larger feet (hi Kirsi) and they both put on the same 'type' of heels, the one with the bigger feet is going to be taller in those shoes because of the greater length of her foot that's raised...
Exactly. Shoe sizing production is just like clothing. For many brands, an XL shirt is all around bigger than a S shirt--the neck opening, sleeves etc are all bigger. It's because when companies manufacture sizes, it's all scaled to proportion.
So in order to make that size 10 shoe look like a similar proportion as the size 6.5 shoe, the heel is going to be a little higher to maintain the same look and scale.

I noticed models with smaller feet tend to appear even shorter as a result..

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That's not true. My mom and I tested this out after I read this. She has 3 pairs of shoes (different brands) that are the same shoe as mine. She takes a size 9 and I take a 7.5. All the shoes measure the same in the heel. The only difference is in length of the shoe. There is 0 difference in heel height.

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^It probably depends, but to me it still is not an argument judging the models' heights.
They will barely ever get true to their own size shoes at the shows so it is pointless to discuss the heel size, since we don't know what size they are actually wearing.

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That's not true. My mom and I tested this out after I read this. She has 3 pairs of shoes (different brands) that are the same shoe as mine. She takes a size 9 and I take a 7.5. All the shoes measure the same in the heel. The only difference is in length of the shoe. There is 0 difference in heel height.
Love this..

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^It's funny because Malaika is listed as 175 and Cara 176, but Malaika always appears to be taller than her on runway.

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So what do we think Cara 5'7" and Malaika 5'8"?

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I find it hard to belive Cara is 176.. She is not that much taller than Georgia May and she always seems shorter than Malaika who is a bit of shorty. And I have seen some interviews with GM and she seems very open about being short.

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So what do we think Cara 5'7" and Malaika 5'8"?
Cara is 1000 percent not 5'7.

Next to Alber


And next to Hanne and Kasia - 5'10 and 5'11

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^ Umm...that photo with Hanne and Kasia.....
What you are seeing is NOT 3 girls in the same shoe height standing side by side, clearly Cara is in flats and the other 2 in heels infact I know Kasia's wearing those high, pointy black Versace boots of hers.


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Same old discussion but I know it's hard to define anything based on pictures. What I can tell is that Cara is not more than 5'8 that's for sure. I'm 5'7 and I saw and took a picture with Cara and a friend after the Hakaan show last year at Hôtel Westin in Paris, and she was clearly not taller than me in any way. Also, to compare with Alber Elbaz, he is really short, I was standing next to him at the Lanvin after show, and he was like 5cm shorter than me. I guess this makes Cara a solid 5'7 but definitely not more.

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