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How Tall Are Heels and What Is the Right Height for Me?

Jul 03, 2024

Ever find yourself walking into a shoe store or browsing shoes online and wondering, “What’s the right height for me? Are those heels just simply too tall for me?” Well, you’ve come to the right place to find out. We’re heel experts at Charleston Shoe Co., and we’re here to help you navigate the world of heel heights. From those chic kitten heels to sky-high platform shoes, we can help you find the perfect pair to strut your stuff with confidence and style. Let’s put our best foot forward and find out what heels are right for you!

Find Your Sole Mate with Comfortable Heels for Women

How Tall Should My Heels Be?

Discovering comfortable heels for women feels like uncovering a hidden treasure for blissful wearability and timeless fashion. Most women feel comfortable wearing heels that are somewhere between two and three inches. Kitten and mid-height heels are great options to enjoy a little lift without sacrificing your feet’s happiness. Slip into comfy, chic heels and experiment with different heights and styles to find your perfect match. For those days when you want a little more comfort or something more casual, go for cute flats instead.

What Heel Height Is Right for Me?

According to Podiatrist Dr. Thomas M. Novella, the ideal heel height can vary from person to person due to their foot and a number of other factors (everybody’s body is different), so it’s best to speak with a podiatrist if you’re not sure what heel height works best for your specific feet. However, the best shoes for your feet aren’t always flat ones, so don’t be afraid to step into a comfortable pair of heels!

Charleston Shoe Co.’s Top Picks for Cute Heels

Wedge sandals are our go-to for adding a little extra height while keeping your feet happy all day long. As for our top picks for cute heels, try espadrilles, block heels, and platform sandals — all fabulous choices for anyone who wants both style and comfort. Espadrilles offer a playful, summery touch to any ensemble while keeping your feet nice and comfy. Block heels are known for stability and support, making them an ideal choice for all-day wear without sacrificing height. When you want a boost without worrying about a steep incline, you can’t go wrong with platform sandals. Take a look at our three top picks for heels that combine fashion and function.

model outdoors in summer outfit

1. The Cannon — Summers call for cute sandals, like our best-selling Cannon wedges, to take you from cobblestone streets on your vacation to cocktails with your girlfriends without missing a beat. These fantastic high heels are a smart choice for all-day wear. The crisscross stretchy straps promise a fit that feels just right, while the 2-inch covered wedge heel adds a bit of height. Style them with skinny jeans and a cute top or a breezy sundress for a chic casual vibe. For ladies with problem feet, you’ll love the bunion-friendly design and padded insole for extra comfort.

Step Up Your Style with Wedge Sandals

2. The Lynda — Meet the Lynda! She’s your new favorite heel for any casual or cocktail outfit. With a dainty ruffle strap and 2½-inch heel height, these heels add a touch of class to any look. The wraparound ankle strap ensures you’ll have a secure fit, and the sturdy block heel offers stability when you’re dancing the night away. Dress up your jeans and a nice top for a dressier look.


3. The Thea — The Thea is your new go-to high heel for a stylish night out or a dressy Sunday brunch. With a comfortable padded insole, these modern heels are great for wearing with a sleek dress or a cute skirt and blouse. Step out confidently in this 3-inch heel with a 1.5-inch platform to provide you with the perfect height.

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Finding the right pair of heels can feel like a balancing act, but you’re sure to find the perfect pair in no time at Charleston Shoe Co. Whether you want to dance the night away in pretty wedges or keep it cool in a chic pair of flats, the right height is all about what makes you feel your very best self. No matter the height, life’s too short to wear boring shoes. Be sure to look at all of our different colors and styles to find your next “sole mate.”