How to Find the Perfect Heels for Your Feet
Choosing comfortable heels can be challenging. Even if some of them might seem rather comfortable at first, they can end up torturing your feet after some time. 5-Minute Crafts wants to help you in solving this problem, so we’ve prepared 2 methods to help you find out what height of heels will be suitable and easy for you to wear.
Step 1: Check your foot flexibility.
The size of your talus is really the key to finding suitable heels for you. The talus is the bone in the lower part of the ankle joint that helps your foot move up and down. The way it moves determines the height you can wear. This means that some women are better built for wearing heels than others.
To check how far your talus can stretch, hold your leg out straight and relax your foot. If your talus goes downward, it means your foot is rather flexible and it won’t be a problem for you to wear high heels. If it doesn’t tilt, then you might feel more comfortable in flatter shoes since they don’t require a lot of movement from the foot and provide a right angle to the ground.
Step 2: Apply the perfect heel height formula.
1. Stretch your leg out and let your foot hang in the relaxed position.
2. Measure the distance between the bottom of your heel (A) and the ball (B).
3. This distance will be your perfect heel height.
Another way to find out an ideal heel height is to use the golden ratio formula:
1. Measure the distance from the top of your head to your belly button.
2. Multiply this number by 1.618. The result will be the perfect length of the legs, based on the golden ratio.
3. Add the perfect length of the legs to the distance from the top of your head to your belly button. The result will be the ideal height, based on the golden ratio.
4. Measure your real height.
5. Take your ideal height and subtract your real height from it. The result will be your perfect heel height.
Let’s take an example:
1. The distance from the top of your head to your belly button is 65 cm. Your height is 167 cm.
2. 65×1.618 = 105 cm — this is the perfect length of the legs.
3. 105 + 65 = 170 cm — this is the ideal height.
4. 170 — 167 = 3 cm — this is the ideal heel height.