Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How High?

This is the first image to appear when I Googled "transwoman in heels"
A Woman in Heels
What if there were a magic number you could measure that would tell you exactly what high heel height would be your most comfortable to wear? What if science could finally tell you why your coworker could wear her 4 inch Manolos all day at work like nothing, while you can barely muster a kitten heel? According to an article I rediscovered buried in my browser bookmarks, there is!...


Depending on many factors including the shape of your foot, flexibility, arch height, etc., your foot has a natural incline while in a state of rest, that if measured, can indicate which shoe heel height would feel most natural and comfortable.

You can read the rest of this intriguing article at Alterations Needed.

For what it's worth, your curious blogger performed the test and accordingly, my high heel height should be 6 inches!!!!!!

Source: Nine West
Wearing Nine West

The Merchant of Venice
Actors performing Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice on the Tokyo stage in 2011


  1. AnonymousJune 17, 2015

    Interesting article in The New York Times on the science of high heels


  2. Sally StoneJune 17, 2015

    Hi Stana,
    I tried the measurement, doing it carefully three times. The result says my perfect heel height is six inches. I"m thinking, "not so much." It seems to me that this isn't quite accurate for girls with larger feet.

    1. You may be correct, Sally.Once upon a time, I tried 6-inch heels and it was no walk in the park.