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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HS on

These shoes are an atrocity – especially Jessica Biel’s. They are so high that they look comical. I also noticed that she is practically standing on her tip-toes because the heel is so high that she must walk on the balls of her feet. Whoever said that high heels are comfortable is not telling the truth. There is no possible way those shoes could be comfortable to walk in. I would never wear them, unless someone paid me a lot of money.

Tamara on

I’m with you. Anything more than an inch-and-a-half, and I can’t function. Except for wedges. Interestingly enough, I can wear three-inch wedge heels and my feet aren’t screaming by the end of the night (my calves sure are though!). I’m already 6′ tall so I don’t need to add a lot of height as it is, but there are days when I wish I could wear towering shoes without feeling the after-effects.

Leigh on

I would NOT be wearing those while carrying my baby! Didn’t Gwen learn anything from Britney and Sean P’s episode while wearing platform shoes?!?!

glad on

I love high heels…i cant wear a small heel, all of my shoes are 4 inchs..i own one that is 4 1/2 inch..but i am used to walkin in a high heel, i guess it just depends how you feel, but i love them !

deb on

I wore 5 inch heels throughout the 70’s. Now the highest I go is a “Birki”. Comfort over beauty for me!

JoanR on

Well, I’ve never worn a heel higher than 3 inches, and that was a struggle. With school, work, and home responsibilities, I do enough of a balancing act without adding 6-inch heels to the mix. I want my feet firmly planted on the ground! By the way, those Juicy Couture flats are exactly my style!

j on

seriously–let’s not DARE compare gwen stefani to britney spears in ANY way–whether it’s looks, talent, style or especially motherhood!!! she has that baby with her EVERYWHERE she goes, unlike britney who has only been shopping and going to dance class since she got out of her shortened version of ‘rehab’. gwen could probably run a race in stilettos she’s so used to walking/dancing in them. britney also had a drink in her hand when she almost dropped her baby and was mainly concerned with getting a photo op. as you can see from the pic above, gwen is carefully looking where she’s stepping AND has both arms around kingston!!

Mary on

The highest shoes I have is a 4-incher, although I have to admit that is a bit of a challenge since my feet are relatively small. Unlike my fellow Vietnamese (who are short and midget-like), however, I only wear high heels for special occasions.

Stella K on

I personally LOVE heels but the highest I can wear is 4 inches. Flats are also cute but IF the shoes have a heel of any kind, I would never wear them below 3 inches. 3 to 3.5 inches for me would be perfect! I hate when I’m shopping and see a cute pair of heels on display and then seeing that the heel is 5 inches high when I pick them up.

GV on

I disagree with the statement anything over 2 inches is trashy…it all depends on how you wear them and who you are. I wear my 3/12″-4″ heels to work everyday — nothing trashy about them. I think it takes confidence and a high pain tolerance to pull that off. Nothing trashy here!

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