Popular Styles of High Heel Sandals

A woman’s wardrobe might have the prettiest of the dresses, the most expensive shoes and the best makeup accessories but it is incomplete without heel sandals that range from the length of a human finger nail to a palm of a big heavy man. With summer just around the corner I thought a post all about the different styles of high heel sandals would be fun to do.

They range from different colors to different patterns and different variants.

Regular High Heel Sandals:

High Heel SandalsThese are simple footwear that raises the heel of wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes. According to fashion shoe websites like Gucci, a high heel sandal has a heel between 2 inches to 5 inches. However there are further diversifications based on the length of the heels. These can be:

  • Low heel – below 2.5 inches.
  • Medium heel – between 2.5 and 3.5 inches.
  • High heel – anything above 3.5 inches.

Types of High Heel Sandals

  • Cone – A round heel that is broad where it meets the sole of the shoe and noticeably narrower at the point of contact with the ground.
  • Kitten – A short, slim heel with maximum height under 2 inches and diameter of no more than 0.4 inch at the point of contact with the ground.
  • Prism – Three flat sides that form a triangle at the point of contact with the ground.
  • Spool or Louis –  Broad where it meets the sole and at the point of contact with the ground; noticeably narrower at the midpoint between the two.
  • Stiletto – A tall, slim heel with minimum height of 2 inches and diameter of no more than 0.4 inch at the point of contact with the ground.

Platform Heel Sandals:

These have platform soles and stiletto heels. These are sandals with thick soles at least four inches in height. They are often made of plastic, cork and rubber. They are being worn for fashion or added height since the ancient era. But the time it became most popular was during the 1990’s spice girl’s time.

Wedge Heel Sandals:

Wedge SandalsWedge heels are not a single piece but run from the front of the sandals to back, but it will be thicker at the heels and narrower at the toes. The reason I most love wedge sandals are because they give the comfort of wearing flats, but give the height and glamor of wearing high-heels.

They are known so because they have wedge heels specifically. It is generally preferred in summer seasons. They are commonly strappy and available in fun, bright colors; the most comfortable and easy to walk in. They touch a major amount surface area compared to other heel types. It is thick and one with the sole. Wedges offer more arch support, reducing foot and ankle problems caused from the other type of heels. This occupies the entire space under the arch and heel portions of the foot.

High heels have been around for centuries, and high heels still remain in center of fashion in today’s footwear styles. You can wear heels with just about everything in your closet, casual or dressy. With so many types of high heels out there, from kitten heels to stiletto boots, your options are nearly endless. Which pair of heels should you wear with your red dress? What will work best with a pair of jeans? Your pick, your statement!

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