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High Heels Shoes – the different types of heels

High Heels Shoes – the different types of heels

Some heels do not fit into any of the common categories.

High heels are the typical distinguishing feature of a ladies’ shoe, and there are heels in many variants. Anyone who has precise ideas about which heel shape a shoe should have, but does not know the names of the individual shoe heels, faces a problem. Not only in the shoe shopping on the Internet, but also in the specialty shop, it is advantageous to know the names of the different types of sales. So that you do not waste time with elaborate formulations when shopping, but can specifically search for your perfect shoe model, we have put together an overview for you with the most important shoe heel types.

The individual sales forms at a glance:

1. The stiletto heel

The stiletto heel is also called spike heel. stiletto heel or High-Heel. In addition to its often dizzying heights, this shoe heel is known for its sleek shape and the typical “clack-clack” sound it produces. Going on stiletto heels requires a lot of balance and a good body sensation. Walking on these heels needs to be learned or trained. Few women dominate the safe walk on this type of heel from the beginning. For this reason special training courses are offered in which one can learn how to run on high heel heels. Due to their narrow shape, penny heels are the heels that break most frequently. At the top of Stiletto heels, much of the body weight of the Stiletto wearer. The heavier the woman, the shorter the lifespan of stiletto heels. For this reason, replacement heels for the heels are included in some high heels.

2. The block

This type of heel has the advantage that, due to its width, it offers safe walking comfort and stable hold even at higher heels. Although the block heel is not quite as sexy as the stiletto heel, the silhouette of block heel shoes still looks quite elegant. Block heel shoes are the perfect compromise between elegance and practicality.

3. The funnel heel

Unlike the block heel, the funnel heel widens upwards. However, unlike the Stiletto heel, the top of the heel is wider than a typical penny piece and therefore provides more stability than the stiletto heel. Especially with ankle boots funnel heel is widely used.

4. Small funnel

A bit more playful than the block heel is the Little Funnel. In contrast to the funnel heel, the small funnel is compact and offers its wearer a similarly secure hold as the block heel. With its stocky shape, the small funnel is lower than it really is.

5. Cuban

The Cuban  resembles the block heel, but is slightly wider and thus offers even better grip than the block heel. But the Cuban heel is less sexy and elegant than its sleek counterpart. Often the is called Cuban designated. This is not surprising, the transitions are still flowing.

6. The wedge heel

He will too Wedges sales called. Similar to the block heel, it can run fairly comfortably on the wedge heel, even at quite high heel heights. The wedge heel offers even better grip than the block heel. A disadvantage of the wedge heel: He makes the shoes – and thus the overall appearance of the wearer – look quickly chunky and is less elegant than block heel or stiletto heels. In addition, the wedge heel is fashionable not uncontroversial. If you want to cheat more skillfully, you should grab dark wedge heels.

7. The plateau

Similar to the wedge heel, the platform heel – apart from extreme models like the pony heels – offers safe walking comfort even with dizzying heel heights. In contrast to the wedge heel, whose heel height increases from the midfoot to the heel, the plateau heel is characterized by the fact that the thick heel has a constant height and also – or only – runs under the forefoot. Plateau heels can be continuous and do not always have the typical extreme heel height: flip flops are also part of the platform shoes. The disadvantage of the plateau paragraph: He is not elegant. Walking on plateau heels can quickly recall the pounding of an elephant, walking on toe-guards at the waddling of a duck. A more elegant version of the platform shoes can be found on the shoe model of Mules shoes: they combine two types of heels: stiletto heel and platform heel.