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    Does our own height impact whether we tend to wear high heels?

    I was wondering whether our own natural height would make us more or less likely to wear high heels. Personally I am six feet tall, which is in top 10% of the adult population height wise. Because I'm that tall normally wearing three inch heels then puts me somewhere around the top 2% of the population, which when I'm dressed feels way too tall to me. So while I really like the idea of high heels and own five pair, I find I generally don't actually end up wearing any of them very often. What is other peoples take on this?

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    I am 6'4" and I wear up to four inch heels. If you are freakishly tall anyway you might as well be really freakishly tall. And I do say so myself I look gorgeous in them.
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    At 5-6 I personally don't have to deal with that. However, I regularly go out with two girls who are 6-1 and 6-2 and they look terrific. Yes, you are heads above the others, but with the right look and your own self confidence everyone will look and then go on doing what they were doing before you made your entrance.

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    It's all about perspective, not yours or mine on the subject of wearing high heels, but rather perspective in relation to size. I'm 6' 3" tall and regularly wear 3" or 4" heels. High heels look more proportinate on a tall person than they do on a shorter person. Like they say...bigger is better!

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    [SIZE=4]While I was attending UC Santa Barbara many years ago, the head librarian was 6 ft 6 inches and wore 5 inch heels daily. Men would actually line up in office windows just to watch her walk by. She was a stunner and knew it and her height merely applified what she had. [/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=4]I did end up dating her and enjoying time with her even though I am only 5 ft 5. We laughed about it a lot and she always remarked that we were the same height in bed....[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=4]Why is that within the first ten minutes when you are in the company of tall men, they have to slip into the conversation how tall they are? I have heard it for over 40 years, and for some reason as a male it tends to appear to place you on a dominance level with other men, just as the length of other things seems to do the same thing. [/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=4]With a group of women, height is rarely an issue, regardless of how tall any of the women in the group are (unless it is a tall girl's group)[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=4]When a tall guy comes into the salon for a hair cut, I count the minutes until he tells me how tall he is. I generally hear it within the first ten minutes. Don't know if it is just me, but...[/SIZE]
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    I am 6' 1". While I wear heels around the house, I tend to wear flats while out so I don't accentuate my height.
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    This subject is one of the top ten repeating ones here. I'm 6'2 barefoot, and wear heels ( except for sanity taking over & wearing "flats" if I'm going to do a LOT of walking, like shopping ). Walk tall & proud.
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    I'm 6'1" and like 3" heels. The key for me is comfort, when I try to wear the higher heels I end up hurting later on.
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    I am 6'6" and enjoy wearing 4" and 5" heels. Just around the house haven't been out dressed yet. If you want to wear high heels, wear them.

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    YES! OMG YES! I'm 5'8" and I have like 5 pairs of 2-3 inch heels and I don't wear them often cause I feel like I'm too tall! It's like all the other girls and guys are staring at me! Although that's probably cause the guys like it and the girls are jealous but still! lol

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    This subject really is the same as the ones that debate wearing of skirts and dresses versus wearing jeans and a t-shirt. If "blending" is your ultimate goal in dressing in public then you may end up looking like a guy dressed as a girl that is dressed like a guy.

    I only get out dressed about 4 times a month and when I do - I like to dress my femme best. Most of the time I go out I will wear a skirt and nice top or a dress, hose, and heels. If I am doing something particularly casual (like going to the zoo), I'll wear a denim skirt and flats. I am 6'-0" in stocking feet and really don't care if I completely blend or not. I like being one of the nicest dressed women wherever I happen to be. The choice between 3" heels or something lower for me has to do with how far I expect to have to walk in them and not due to any concern about how tall they may make me look. I stand tall and proud and most people I encounter react positively to that.
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    Hi Aaron
    I'm 6'0" I wear 4" & 5" heels all the time the only thing that I have to worry
    about is the kitchen ceiling fan I wouldn't want to mess up my good wig.
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    I am 5'10" and usually wear 3" to 4" heels when I go clubbing. Most of the time there are gg's that are my height or taller. I wear flats when shopping for the comfort, as most gg,s do.

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    I'm 5'10" and I wear heels when I am out on the town. Usually they are about a 3" heel, but I definitely have taller.
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    I'm 6'6'' and I would wear flats, but I can't find any really cute flats in my size...so I wear heels because I can find some cute shoes in my size (see le dame footwear!) Although I have found a website that will make custom made flats in my size. I also think that heels make my feet appear smaller as well.

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    I'm 6 feet tall and regularly wear 4" and 5" heels. Usually without a platform but the boots in my avatar have 1/2" platform

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    I'm 5'12" and love my 3" heels. I was very self conscious at first, but now I keep noticing how many tall women there really are and I just don't care anymore. If someone stares, I just hope they are admiring my long legs and short skirt....LOL...
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    I'm 5'10 and all of my heels are 5" and higher! I never dress up without heels!

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    personally I need at least a 4 in heel to get up to what is considered a relative average height for a woman.

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    I'm 6'5", transitioned and living full time and nearly all of my everyday shoes are heels. So I'm tall, why do so many seem to think it's a big deal?
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    I'm 5'8", which is in the top 4% of American women.

    I used to be self conscious about my height, since I wear 2.5 - 3.5" heels all the time, but over the years women have gotten taller.

    When I started going out 20 years ago, I was nearly always taller than the other women in the room, now that's much less likely, thank G-d!

    I think tall is easier to pull off if you get skinny. I swear that taller women are often smaller boned and skinnier than average sized women. The other disadvantage of being tall is that heads will turn -- those of us who are in the typical female height range have it much easier because they are less likely to attract attention. Tall trees catch a lot of wind, you know ...

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    I'm 6'-2-1/2" and all of my shoes are 5"+. I love platforms. Don't go out much, just to gay and lesbian bars, but when I do I tower above everyone else!
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    I'm just a little over 6' tall and the only heels I wear are 6-7 inches. I like them big like that. I don't go out wearing them so it doesn't matter to me.

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    i am only 5 10, but tend to keep to 3 in as my max. just not into tall heels. but most of my "shoes" are in the 2in range, my good heels and high heel boots are 3in.

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