There’s a lot to do about tall women in high heels. The shorter half of society has a whole set of reasons why we should adjust our footwear because ‘otherwise we’re even taller’. I’ve never let other people’s height issues dictate my footwear, and I likely never will. However, I do appreciate that some women (tall or not) do not want to wear high heels or are not able to for whatever reason. Fair play. So what are the alternatives?
Flats, obviously, lower heels (like a block heel) or, dare I say it… The kitten heel. For me personally, this kitten heel is a total nay, but I have no reasonable argument why. It’s either flats, medium block heel, or a pump for me. Those weird little kitten heels just don’t do it for me, there’s no spark there.
Maybe it’s a thing from my childhood where a girl in my street was allowed to wear low kitten heels, and I didn’t understand how she could play and run in them, I thought they were a bit silly. It looks like the kitten heel never got rid of that image; impressions made at the tender age of 7 clearly last a few decades.
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with the shoe above theoretically (it’s a nice classy black shoe), the size of the heel annoys me. I’ve thought long and hard about this in the shower (sorry environmentalists! I ‘m a vegetarian, does that even it out?) and I think it’s this: I find the kitten heel indecisive. To me, it’s a heel that can’t decide if it wants to be a grown up or not, if it wants to be short or tall. It’s like that friend who can’t decide whether she wants to go out or not, so when you finally do go out, the restaurant is full. Or something like that. 😉
It feels it’s whispering this in my ear repeatedly:
And nothing good can come of that!
Yes, I know calling a shoe indecisive is slightly ridiculous, but if I want an outfit to empower me, a wanna-be heel won’t cut it; there are enough decisions to make in a day, so I need footwear that knows what its wants: stand tall or stand not at all.
When I don’t want to wear heels, I’d rather go for a classy flat like these or these:
My Zofie Shoes are the lowest heels I have at 3 inch / 7.6 cm. And I think I’m gonna keep it that way. What do you think, ladies? Am I being too harsh on the kitten heel?
Is there a kitten heel advocate amongst you who can convince me they’re not all that bad, or should I accept the fact that even if I’ll never like kitten heels, I can still have feline shoes in my life, like these cute catty flats?