How High is Too High?
The controversy has been stirring for the last few years over the staggeringly sky-high heels. Most doctors recommend no more than 2 1/2 inches but a lot of women walk right past the safer height shoes to the sexy sky-high stilettos when shopping for shoes. It makes me wonder what’s the attraction to heels that high? I’m guilty of walking past the 2 1/2 inch shoes as well but I have to stop at the four-inch table. Anything above four inches (not counting the platform) is just not where the balancing gods can keep me grounded. With heels that high too many things can occur that aren’t good for my social status. One I become tall enough to have an honorary spot on a WNBA team and two it’s a long way to fall in the event my less than graceful side rears her clumsy head.
This is a sought after Christian Louboutin “Daffodile” 160mm which is 6.5 inches and it has a 2.5 in platform. The heel is steep in addition to the steep price at $6,395. However, the heel height nor the price tag will hinder many buyers including several celebrities.
Beyonce, Jessica Simpson and Snooki (as recent as yesterday) were all spotted wearing sky-high heels while pregnant. Does fashion take over at all times in women’s lives including when they are with child?
Kelly Ripa was criticized in the past for wearing sky-high heels while on crutches. It doesn’t seem like a wise decision but Kelly explained that she just feels more sexy and confident in her heels (video).
It’s a known fact that women love their high heels but at some point we have to think at what cost. I know that I’m in love with my heels. As a result I know these questions aren’t easily answered and the answers may border on being superficial. I’m there with you. I get it and I’m hoping my feet will continue to support my love affair with heels.