Types of heels: The Ultimate Guide for every Fashionista

Your footwear is one of the most vital parts of your attire. When it comes to high heels, we have a special place in our hearts. Heels have now become a rated accessory in a woman’s wardrobe. They have always been a woman’s obsession as they not only add height but make the calves flex, giving the legs a fit and leaner look. However, a lot of women are unaware when it comes to picking out the right kind of heels for themselves because most of them don’t even know the various types of heels that exist. The whole point of wearing is heels is not merely to make you look taller but also to boost your confidence and make you look sexy. So here I present various heel types, The Ultimate Guide for every Fashionista!

1.) Stilettos

These are the highest type of heels, reaching up to 8 inches. You might have to work a bit harder to master how to walk in stilettos, but once you do, there is no turning back. It’s a worthy skill for the lengthening effect they have on one’s legs. Wear them only when you don’t move around too much.

2.) Pumps

Pumps are usually wider and between 2 and 3 inches in height and are cut super low around the toes. They literally go with any outfit that you may choose.

3.) Kitten Heel

 kitten heels
Kitten heels are for those women who want immense comfort and maybe an inch of a lift. They are great for parties or work-related events where you don’t need the extra height.

4.) Ankle Strap Heel

 ankle strap
If you like wearing tall heels, but you want some relief from the pressure on your feet, these are perfect for you! The strap that goes around the ankle, makes the heels more secure and comfortable to walk in.

5.) Wedge Heel

Wedge heels are just like high heels, however, there is no separation from the heel to the sole. The height is similar to that of stilettos or other high heeled alternatives.

6.) Cone Heel

They are wider at the sole of the foot and narrower at the base like an ice cream cone. Heel length is usually small to medium.

7.) Sling Back Heel

sling back
Unlike ankle strap heels, the sling back heel just has a strap that goes around the back of your heel. Opt for these for an elegant look while also feeling secure.

8.) Platform Heel

platform heels

The part of the shoe under the sole is thicker which makes the higher heels more comfortable because there’s less of a height differential between the back and front of the foot.

9.) Cork High Heel


These are called what they are just because of the cork material used which makes for a softer, more cushioned step. Heel sizes can be tall or short.

10.) Spool Heel

The heel is thick at the sole of the foot, narrow in the middle, and then again thick at the base, more like a marshmallow squeezed at the middle.  This gives the shoe greater balance, and comfort for your feet.

11.) High-heeled boots

High heeled boots are some of the sexiest shoes out there, which are basically boots with a great heel, and which go up to your knees. These babies pair well under or over jeans or even with a skirt or dress.

12.) Mules

The upper part rises high on the foot whereas the ankle and heel area remain exposed.  The height of the heel can vary.

13.) Corset Heel


The two sides of the footwear are tied together as in a traditional corset and they are commonly referred to as strappy sandals.

14.) French Heel

french heel

You must have heard of Pompadour heels or Louis heels. Although, these are similar to spool heels wherein they are short but also have some curve to the heel.

15.) Chunky Heel

They have a wide square base which makes them more stable than stilettos. Also, they’re usually on the short to medium height.

 16.) Comma Heel

Yes, we’re referring to the punctuation mark! A comma heel is devil’s footwear. The heel looks like a comma and also, the tail can be out or in, depending on the style.

17.) Fantasy Heels

fantasy heels
These heel types cover all of the crazy designs out there. There are so many types of heels you could never think of and yet they do exist. Maybe they are made for Lady Gaga.
So, since now you know the various types of heels, go get ready to fill your shoe rack with all these amazing styles!
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