Types of Heels – Shoes
To be honest, I’m not a heels type of girl. I’m the opposite—a sneakers person. But that’s not to say that I can’t appreciate the polish and exuberance that a gorgeous pair of heels can lend to an outfit, and the boost it can give to a girl’s mood or confidence. In fact, I’m trying to encourage myself to wear heels more, and I thought it would be fun to write about the different types of heels there are.
Pierre Hardy wedges
My fave type of heeled shoe, because most of the time I find it quite comfortable to wear. Wedges are characterized by a heel that spans not just under the very heel of the foot, but from the the entire length of the foot, from the front to the back. Often the heel of wedges are triangular in shape.
I automatically think of stilletos when I think of heels. A stiletto heel can give a sexy aura to an outfit, especially strappy stilettos, but man, can they be painful to wear, especially the really tall ones. Stilletos have thin, often sharp-looking, tall heels that are situated underneath the ball of the foot.
- Stacked Heel
A stacked heel is pretty much what its name says: it’s made of layers of material that are stacked on top of each other. Or if it’s not made of that, well it’s made to look like it is. Often it is brown in color, though it can be seen in black as well. A stacked heel looks chunky and isn’t as thin or pointed as stilettos so it’s generally more comfortable to wear.
I love these Miu Miu platforms.
The flatform is a variation of the platform and can also called creepers or elevator shoes. Basically it’s a flat shoe elevated on a full platform. Unlike the wedge heel, it is not triangular or sloping in shape. And unlike the platform shoe, the it elevates not only the toe and heel area, but the entire foot. These are meant to be comfortable but can feel awkward when worn. These remind me so much of the Spice Girls, whom I used to love as a prepubescent girl.
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