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We haven’t taken a poll on this in a while, but gauging by recent comments we should. Here’s the question: are 3″ heels appropriate for work? (Pictured: L.A.M.B. – Juva (Black Multi) – Footwear, available at Zappos Couture for $353. (They’re 4″.))
Opinions tend to run the gamut on this one, as we know from personal experience as well as from previous posts. For some women, anything over 2″ isn’t doable — too hard to walk in a graceful way, too hard to run down the hall when you hear your phone ringing, too hard to walk while carrying a box of documents — plus, a lot of folks tend to think of very high heels as “going out” shoes (when put politely) or “stripper shoes” (when put impolitely). For other women, anything below 3″ is dowdy and matronly, and ultimately not grown-up enough for the office. For our $.02, we try to keep our heels at 3″ or under (but even then, a lot of our shoes live at the office and don’t actually see city streets).
Readers, what are your thoughts?