Whether you are a man or women, you know that there is a huge allure whenever it comes to sky high heels. For men, they look sexy on women and stimulate their senses in every way imaginable. For women, they make us taller, slimmer, and feel a mixture of confident and sexy that is simply powerful. High heels are simply intoxicating for anyone who looks upon a woman strutting her stuff while wearing them.
Although, is it possible that things have gotten out of control? Have the heels that we love so much gotten so high that it’s impossible for many of us to wear them? Living in a world that is very fashion conscious, and fashion forward, we find ourselves constantly trying to keep up with these trends that may or may not be too high for us to handle!
Either way, designers all over the world have indulged in this erotic trend-setting style that has captured audiences everywhere. Some have featured these designs in their runway shows, while others have curated pieces for museums that most likely are too high to ever actually support a human foot. So no matter if you like to just look at this trend or give it a try yourself, there is truly something for everyone.
In the matter of high heels, the true distinction is a matter of personal opinion. Most people would argue that a high heel that is four inches and beyond is considered a “high heel,” while anything that is six inches and beyond (and most likely doesn’t give you the ability to be mobile in) are considered to be “sky high heels.” However, we suppose that the true answer is really; how high is too high? To that, most people in the fashion industry would simply answer, “nothing.”
1. Kronier Creations, Platform Boots
2. Alexander McQueen, Platform Boots
3. James Syiemiong, Platform Boots,
Designer James Syiemiong from India is the person who took the title of “highest heeled shoes commercially available” away from LadyBWear Limited back in 2004. These boots that he made became widely recognized for measuring twenty inches in height, and came in three colors: denim, black leather, and red leather. He often had everyday women seen modeling the shoes to simply make the point that the shoes could be worn and integrated into your wardrobe, though they did come with a warning label that read “the manufacturer of the shoe cannot be held responsible for any injury clients may sustain while wearing them.”
4. Christian Louboutin, Ballet Shoes.
5. United Nude, Biopiracy Boot.
6. Jeffrey Campbell, Moonwalk.
7. Giuseppe Zanotti, Suede T Bar Wedge:
8. LadyBWear Limited, Lace-Up Platform Shoes.
These were the winners of the Guinness Book of World Records for the highest heels known to man years ago. The designer was LadyBWear Limited which operated out of Cheadle, Cheshire England. When the brand was still in business, you could order a pair of these for a mere $1,167! The actual Guinness Book of World Records title for these shoes is: Highest Heeled Shoes Commercially Available, which is no longer accurate. If they were still in production, we could totally picture Lady Gaga rocking these like a pro!
9. Mihai Albu, Triple Stacked Wedges.
This creation was designed by Romanian designer Mihai Albu, being a super avant garde, wedge design. Looking as if their place is behind a glass case in a museum, these Triple Stacked Wedges measure 12.2 inches in height. The creator is known for his triple stacked design, creating various pieces of shoes and booties that are actually doubled (or tripled!) and stacked upon each other in a cascading effect. They certainly draw attention as there are none others like them in the world!
10. Alexander McQueen, Armadillo Heels, $3900-$10000 per pair