Woman doesn’t live by thinking all the time about tiresome matters concerning corrupt Frenchmen, tinpot dictators with lunatic little friends, and scuzzy opportunists; woman needs to think about shoes, too.
The woman who would wear these to the office would not only stand out for her fashion sense, but would also tower regally above the petty distractions and inconveniences of her work day, which is exactly the point the Miss Meghan was making about the pleasures of the platform
and I commented
Alas, the Fausta, at 5’10” might tower above it all so much that she might bump into the doorjambs!
(Trust me, it happened in the 1970s)
The response from other Manolo readers was favorable (not to the bumping into the doorjambs, but to the concept of tall women in platforms):
Fausta, don’t be afraid of platforms! I’m just as tall as you are, and I bought a fab pair of four-inch-heel, ankle-strap Stuart Weitzman platforms yesterday (alas not available at online stores). Trying them on, I felt like a goddess. In fact, it’s we tall women who can make platforms work, because our towering frames are in proportion with the thick soles. Short women in platforms tend to look as though they’re wearing elevator shoes.
Since spending $600 on a pair of shoes is ENTIRELY OUT OF THE QUESTION, I think I’ll try these instead:
What do you think, dear readers? Do tall women look good in platform shoes?
I must clarify that The Husband is much taller than I so that’s not an issue.
This blog will now resume its usual fare.
The Anchoress writes,
As I would have commented on your blog, had I been able to get the damn thing to work (blogger must be having trouble…)
I am almost 5’2″
Even with those platforms, I am still short.
I hate you. Very much.
Those are nice shoes you cited, though. I’d get them!
Merri also wrote,
I couldn’t get your comments to work (whahh!!!!), but this is what I typed:
As a 5’0″ woman, I love shoes that give me a little height so I can reach the shelves (ha!). But honestly, I think if the woman loves the shoes, the shoes usually love the woman. 😉
For me it is all about style – what I like and whether it goes with the clothes I own. Heels or platforms can also change the shape of your leg, so for me, I like that benefit as well.
I suppose for a taller woman, there may be other considerations. My mom was 4″ taller than my dad (she was 5’11”) and I never saw her in anything other than flats. When I asked her, while I’m certain it really had something to do with being considerate of my dad, she jokingly said it would be too much of a distraction for Dad if she was another 3-4″ taller. After a moment, I got what she was saying. Heh.
PS, I bought the Aerosoles.