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    I love these shoes. The description says they have a 4" heel and a 1.5" platform. Does that mean the total height difference between the front of the foot and the heel is 2.5"? I would not normally be able to walk in 4" heels....
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    1 1/2" at the toe and 4" at the heel, so yes the difference is 2 1/2" :D:D:D

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    Yup, agreed!

    Anyway, they are too cute to pass up. Buy then try -- you can always learn a new skill if they're higher than expected! ;)

    PS - Four inches isn't as tall as you think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    PS - Four inches isn't as tall as you think...
    That depends on how long you foot is. :)
    Short foot vs long foot - shorty would be practically standing on her toes.

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    I think thats correct, and those are just great looking shoes. Let me caution you, I consistantly wore 3-4 inch heels to work for 15 yrs, in a art dept where I was on my feet running around most of the day. Now, retired at 63, I have to buy very special shoes because wearing heels that high had wedged my big toes into the toe of the shoe at such angles that I have caused my toe joint to be pushed out of wack (bunions?) and the only solution would be an operation on both feet where they shave off some of the bone (I dont think they can force your toe back in position at the joint), which would not allow me to be wearing these heels again.
    Some days my toes just ache like fire and even though I looked pretty hot in those shoes back in the day! I'd gladly give them up to be able to just put on anything I'd like and walk.
    I think those shoes are great cus even though you have a "high" heel, the platform takes that massive crush of your full weight off your toes. - just sharing what my mother warned me about but I learned the hard way lol sharet

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    my feet hurt just looking at anything with heels...

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    I remember wearing shoes like that back in the 70's and 80's. They are oh so cute but my days of wearing cute shoes are gone. With my arthritic knees I don't think I could even stand up in them let alone walk.

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    I have not worn a pair of heels in many many years, until last week. I found a pair of crocs with 3" heels that were so comfortable I was able to wear them and walk! I shocked myself and was having a very good day. It was for a very very special occasion. Typically I have a lot of trouble walking but somehow it was just a magical day.

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    I have a small, wide foot and weak ankles. I could never wear that type of shoe. The only times in the last twenty years that I wore any type of heel at all were at my daughters' weddings. These days I don't go anywhere fancy and spend all my time in my office/sewing room writing or making quilts, so I have no need for heels of any kind. When I do go out (shopping)I wear flat sandals or sneakers.

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    love the shoes!!

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    yes and wedge shoes are easier to walk in than high heels for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    my feet hurt just looking at anything with heels...
    Me too, darn it!! :-o
    Only with me it's my back, not my feet.

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    I even had to get a pair of fancy flat shoes to wear to weddings. Can't wear heels at all.

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    Okay, thanks for the help. I was thinking it was a 2.5" rise from the toes to the heel, and 2.5 is about the maximum I can handle. I won't wear 3" or 4" heels! I had plantar faciitis for a long time, so heels were one of the more comfortable styles I COULD wear.

    I'm going to have to look around for those Crocs - I've got a pair of mammoths, which are sooo comfy and I use them as slippers. However, my neighbor has a pair of croc heels and she lives in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    yes and wedge shoes are easier to walk in than high heels for some reason.
    I think they're sturdier because they have a solid base. I won't wear heels with stilettos or a narrow heel. They have to have a big, chunky, solid heel (or be wedges).

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    I remember when I wore those.

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    Yes that's what it means, and those are very cute!

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    I believe those are correctly called "ankle breakers"....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by arimuse
    I think thats correct, and those are just great looking shoes. Let me caution you, I consistantly wore 3-4 inch heels to work for 15 yrs, in a art dept where I was on my feet running around most of the day. Now, retired at 63, I have to buy very special shoes because wearing heels that high had wedged my big toes into the toe of the shoe at such angles that I have caused my toe joint to be pushed out of wack (bunions?) and the only solution would be an operation on both feet where they shave off some of the bone (I dont think they can force your toe back in position at the joint), which would not allow me to be wearing these heels again.
    Some days my toes just ache like fire and even though I looked pretty hot in those shoes back in the day! I'd gladly give them up to be able to just put on anything I'd like and walk.
    I think those shoes are great cus even though you have a "high" heel, the platform takes that massive crush of your full weight off your toes. - just sharing what my mother warned me about but I learned the hard way lol sharet
    i had that surgery, needed it the pain was so bad in my foot. no more high heels for me ever. I'm sticking with comfort before fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    my feet hurt just looking at anything with heels...
    OMG! Mine too! I'm ready for Epsom salts for a nice foot bath.

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