I am 5ft 8 and have an obsession with shoes, nothing special, I’m only female, but it was only the other day that I found myself looking at a pair of heels sat in my bedroom that are in a pristine barely worn condition. I distinctly remember thinking ‘I can’t believe I haven’t worn these more, I don’t go out enough’. In fact, looking back, I go out plenty, but I NEVER chose to wear my ever expanding collection of nearly new 5inch heels, because I’ll be to tall, of course. Too tall? Is there such a thing. Super models tower over us on billboards and runways globally with a minimum height requirement of 5ft 8 at most agencies, and you would be hard up to find a show at fashion week without an eccentrically tall range of footwear on display. So why, when these shoes are brought out into the real world and worn by girls of the same height and shorter ( supermodels Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevigne stand at 5ft 10 and 5ft 9) we are considered too tall?
% of men were concerned with dating women shorter than them whilst 48.9% of women wanted to date men taller than them. The reasons the women surveyed gave were reasons of ‘protection and femininity’, and at 1 inch smaller than the average man (5ft9), that doesn’t give me much wiggle room, or heel room so to speak (‘fortunately’ my boyfriend is 6ft).