I'm a sucker for 5-inch heels. There's something about the height-- I hit 6'1" in my tallest pumps-- and the high-fashion look that keeps me coming back, despite the fact that super high heels are hardly high-efficiency footwear. Impractical shoes are my (very expensive) drug of choice.
Available at: cityslips.com
Wearing very high heels means planning ahead. A pair of flip-flops have a permanent home in my car because driving well with a 5-inch spike protruding from your heel is nearly impossible. If I'm going to be walking more than 7 or 8 city blocks, I've got to carry the really big handbag so I can stash flats in the bottom. And, let me tell you, I love the feeling of throwing expensive heels into the bottom of an even more expensive purse. Ouch.
CitySlips-- and their party-purse appropriate sister shoes Aftersoles-- are the creation of Susie Levitt and Katie Shea. As 22-year-old NYU students, Susie and Katie found that classes, internships, and NYC nightlife led to painful arches. When they couldn't find an "emergency footwear" product that was just right, they decided to manufacture their own. Gotta love a resourceful fashionista.
CitySlips are a definite must-have for any super high heel lover. Pick yours up in Black, Silver or Gold at CitySlips.com. Click on either photo for more information and to purchase online.