September 5th, 2013
It Item

The Right Height

Aquazzura pumps at Net-a-Porter

As I mentioned yesterday, I am looking at colleges with my daughter. After a summer wearing Birks and K. Jacques, I stuffed my feet back into to “real” shoes and am practically hobbled. Whoever commented that 4″ heels would not be practical for running around was spot-on.  I was in 2″ block heels, which probably saved me. I put these Aquazzura pumps in the shop eons ago and I keep thinking about them.  With black pants and a sweater, they could be very chic indeed. And the height is right too.

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  • I’m a fan of the under 3″ heel. I don’t even think its a age thing, its just very difficult to switch to 3″ plus heels if you don’t wear them all the time.

    AprilSeptember 5th, 2013  9:24 AM

     
  • Couldn’t agree more, and this shoe has been the standard by which all others are judged for me since the moment I spotted it: interesting but not garish embellishment, coverage appropriate for any season, perfect toe, perfect heel, back zip….did I say perfect?
    Love.

    SueMSeptember 5th, 2013  9:39 AM

     
  • I am constantly looking at the 4″heels and wondering why aren’t they making a 3″ heel like these? They would sell a ton of them!

    jiffy lemkcSeptember 5th, 2013  10:06 AM

     
  • I used to prance around in 3″+ heels regularly before I broke my hip in an accident now 2 hours is the absolute maximum that my hip and heels can tolerate the pressure that 4″ can exert on the body. I wish more designers would make make more -3″ heels. Nowerdays less than 3″ seems to be considered a kitten heels lol! We are not born with Barbie feet, so tottering around for 8+ hours on the ball of the foot and toes is really not healthy. Don’t get me wrong I think the curve of a taut arch and toe cleavage are very very sexy especially in a Louboutinesque d’orsay stiletto.

    DisjackmanSeptember 5th, 2013  10:22 AM

     
  • Perfection!

    AliSeptember 5th, 2013  2:02 PM

     
  • The Physical Therapist part of me says anything over 2″ is unhealthy not only for your feet, but for your lower back. I’ve seen some ugly and painful feet as a result of chronic high heels/pumps. The woman in me loves 3″ heels for shorter lengths of time and special events. The above heels are gorgeous!

    LynetteSeptember 5th, 2013  7:02 PM

     
  • As one would assume, on-trend high heels are not appreciated in an academic environment.

    SamanthaSeptember 6th, 2013  11:28 AM

     

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