TipTuesday #13: What is the best heel height for you?

What is the best heel height for your foot size?

Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! I’ve recently shared a tip on how to pick the most comfortable heels and that one was simple physics, while this one is even simpler geometry 😊

It’s very easy: generally, the larger your foot size is, the higher the heels you can wear. It doesn’t mean it’ll work this way for everyone, however this is a good place to start if you’re looking for comfortable heels – it surely helped me a lot.

If you have a small foot (e.g. 36 Euro or 5.5 US) , then to stand on 10cm heel your foot will have to bend at a much steeper angle than, say, a foot of 39 Euro or 9 US size. The actual arch of the foot will be more strained because the actual shoe is shorter, while the angle and heel height remains same. It’s like with these triangles:

AC line is the heel height, DCB line is the floor. AB is steeper than AD because the line is shorter.

For smaller foot size, maximum comfortable heel height would be around 8-9cm, while higher heels can be comfortable on larger foot sizes. Once again, everyone has their own perfect heel height and sometimes women with very small feet are perfectly happy wearing heels above 10cm. Anyway, this tip has helped me nail my perfect heel height (7-8.5cm) without making bad purchases and hurting my feet.

Wishing you both pretty and comfortable shoes!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s #TipTuesday!

See you in my next post,


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Author: Alexandra @YouAndMeAndCupOfCoffee.com

Passionate researcher and writer. Coffee maniac. Pilates enthusiast. Makeup and skincare junkie. Occasionally - movie and book reviewer. Come join me on my quest!

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