Monday, May 19, 2014

Oh "Lawdy", How High is Too High?

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Jeffrey Campbell, producer of incredible, swoon-worthy shoes, is known for the high heights that their shoes are taken to. A platform is present on nearly every pair of their shoes. And while they do offer shoes with little to no heel (my black studded sandals for example), their heels are definitely the most well known. They create a bold statement and can instantly transform an outfit from blah to breath-taking. My black Jeffrey Campbells (with a 6 inch heel) have saved me time and time again while figuring out what to wear.

As you guys may know from following my blog, I absolutely love heels and wear them on a regular basis. Through years of practice, I feel as though I can confidently walk in heels without toppling over embarrassingly. And because of this, often "the higher, the better" is my motto in regards to heels. 2 inch heels? Okay. 4 inch heels? Even better. 6 inch heels? Ideal for making a statement. 

However, Jeffrey Campbell recently outdid itself, releasing a pair of "Lawdy" platforms and I'm not sure if "the higher, the better" is my motto in this case. And why not? Well, the heel on the "Lawdy" platforms is 11 inches- yes 11 inches! A platform heel of almost a foot begs the question "how high is too high?" when it comes to heels.

I think that your height plays a large role in figuring out how high is too high when it comes to heels. Personally, 6 inches is as high as I will go when it comes to heels. Naturally, I'm already tall at 5'8" so a 6" heel already boosts me up off the ground to a solid 6' and I don't see much of a need or have any desire to be taller than 6'. However, if you are naturally 6' then 6" heels probably are not your cup of tea. If you want that boost, go for it but it will definitely make you taller than most of the people around you. If you are shorter, maybe a 7 or 8 inch heel is ideal for you but I see no need for heels higher than 6 inches.

Additionally, once you surpass 6 inch heels, it becomes increasingly hard to balance and therefore more difficult to walk. And an 11 inch heel is a tad ridiculous in my opinion. Why would anyone ever want or feel the need for a heel that tall? It seems like a recipe for disaster to me. And while platforms are easier to walk in, if you step on something like a rock when you are wearing platforms, you can be thrown completely off balance which increases the chance of an embarrassing and painful fall. How well you can walk in heels should also play a large role in the height of the heels that you chose to don. Before grabbing a pair of sky-high heels, you may want to make sure that you can actually walk in them.

As much as I love Jeffrey Campbell, the "Lawdy" platforms are a bit too wild for my tastes. I will admit that they are very stylish but a heel of almost a foot? No thank you! What do you guys think about these heels? How high is too high in your opinion? Would you ever dare wear a pair of heels with a heel this high?

The "Lawdy" platforms can be found HERE and retail for $170. They come in sizes 5-11.

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14 comments:

  1. wow that is a whole lot of shoe. lol 11 inches is too much. It looks like clown shoes (sorry Campbell). 5 inch heels are my limit and they have to be wedges.

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  2. They kind of remind me of club kid shoes circa the early 90's. Once my friend wore a platform like that out (he had to get it custom made of course) and half way through the night, the upper ripped clean off the platform. Talk about wardrobe malfunction!

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  3. That is way too high. Kind of ridiculous.... There has to be a maximum for heel heights and 6" is it.

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  4. I'm 5'5 and think 6-7 inches are ideal!!! Those JC's are ridiculous, sad to say!
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  5. Wow it would take me a year's worth of practice to walk gracefully in these.
    Also I don't like the look of it at all.. 6 inch is really ideal. These are ridiculous!!

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    Roxanne
    www.head2heels.co

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  6. It would be interesting to talk to the designers to see what was in their heads when they designed this. One day it'll be a collector's item I'm sure, featured in some museum's fashion exhibit about shoes.

    Maya
    http://girllovescolor.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love love heels but that is for sure too high ! I'm only 5ft so I don't mind going over 6 inches but I most stay 6 inches or below. Heels are great for style but you still have to be somewhat practical..and 11 inches..how could you even walk?! (lol even if I wear 11 inch heels ill never reach 6ft ! )

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    Rei
    couturecrush.net

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