Fitting of the shoe
As rule of thumb ensure that you buy a shoe that is fitting. When making the purchase, remember that when wearing heels, your feet tend to be pushed forward thus you need to buy a shoe that is a little bit larger than the one that you normally wear. The taller the shoe, the larger it should be. For example, if the high heel is 2-3 ½ inches, it should be a ½ size larger. If it’s 6 ½ inches and above, go for one that is 1- ½ sizes larger.
Type of heel
There are many types of high heels. The most common are:
Kitten: The heels are less than 2 inches tall thus easy to walk in.
Stiletto: Most are 8 inches tall but there are a few that are up to 10 inches. They are ideal when you are attending a dressy occasion. It’s recommended that you avoid these if you haven’t worn heels before.
Wedge: They feature full heels that range from the front to the back of the shoe. The designs range from open-toe to closed. The cool thing about them is that you can wear them with almost any type of cloth and they look great.
Mules: They have a backless slip-on design thus ideal when you are looking to show some skin. Their main flaw is that they have limited ankle support thus you can’t walk in them for long especially if you are a newbie.
Pumps: They are similar to stilettos but often come in either peep-toe or closed shoe styles. They are recommended for those that are used to wearing heels.
Material used in making the shoes
The material used in making the high heels is another factor that you should consider when making the purchase. For durability go with shoes made from leather or suede. While the shoes made from the materials are a little bit expensive, they are breathable and tend to last for a long time. They have also been found to be comfortable to wear even for long periods of time.