For those of you with “little feet” size US8 and below, are you also dubious of the quoted heel heights, especially in sizes under US9, Euro 39 and China 39. I wear a size 7.5 US/ a 37-38 Euro, depending on the manufacturer and a 37 China. Quoted 6″ heels in these sizes are usually anywhere from 5.0″ to 5.75″. The Pleaser Domina, although quoted as being 6″ is actually quite under at 5.5″ and this is in a size 8!!!!
It’s obvious the heel heights are comparative to the sole sizes, so why don’t they just say that in the first place? Too many people are caught out by this deception every day. For those of you with larger feet, you do get a 6″ heel. For the even larger sizings, the heel heights are over 6″. Otherwise they’d look like grannie’s orthopaedics.
“Why get all “excited” about it?” you wonder. ”It’s only a pair of shoes for godsakes!”
Let me put it this way. If you thought you were buying a product that came with all the bells and whistles it was advertised as having, then to find that there is some “insider knowledge” about that product that means you in particular don’t qualify for all the bells and whistles – even though you paid for them – wouldn’t you be pissed off? Especially if you took the time to ask all the right questions and be assured by the seller ALL the bells and whistles are standard with your product?
If the seller can’t meet your requirements, isn’t it better they say so, and allow you the chance to shop with somebody who does have a product that meets your requirements? I know we may have forgotten somewhere along the way, but the CUSTOMER really holds the power. It’s just lethargy that stops most of us from doing anything about it. I know the heights won’t become 6″ because the manufacturing process, lasts and such don’t allow that to happen. However, it would be nice to be given a heads up so we can choose whether or not we want to put our hard earned, into a product we don’t really want. (I know. I live in Fairy Land. However the customer has the power to drive change, I do believe that!)
Some examples of the more “known” brands of heels. Most of these you can find for under $50 at various sellers online:
Keep in mind however, that at a size 9 US and above, the heels of these shoes are probably 6″. I’ve learned from experience and have almost given up finding the type of shoes I want to wear, for sale. Companies that make a true 6″ heel on smaller sizes – such as Italian Heels [oh don't go anywhere near that subject] – are very rare.
I have a pair of Dominas here in a size 8 and they are definitely NOT 6″ high. I relegated them to the back of the dark cupboard because I was so disappointed. Anyone can walk in 5″ heels…
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