Having a hard time finding shoes? Let’s face it, everyone has this problem sometimes, and as women age, the difficulty level of finding stylish shoes that fit also increases.
Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best high heel shoes for women over 40 to help you find your go-to shoe no matter what the occasion. Here are our favorite high heels to add some finishing touches to your outfit!
Although it may seem like it when you look at them, the fact is that a pair of high heeled shoes can range in height from 1 inch all the way up to 6 inches depending on the style, material used and brand of shoe.
Depending on the brand of shoe, some are designed with hidden platforms so that the shoe ends up looking like it is only a few inches high and depending upon how high the platform is built into the shoe can be deceiving. A higher platform will make a shoe look shorter and lower platform shoes will make the shoe look taller. The average woman thinks she wears about a 3 to 6 inch heel, but we all know that most women wear heels that are much shorter than that. The average heel height for women is around 1 ½ inches tall. Although some women may wear shoes up to 6 inches tall, these shoes are only for special occasions and should not be worn on a regular basis.
The average heel height of a shoe is about 1 ½ inches in most cases, although some very fashionable high heels may be slightly taller than that. The average height of the heel that you see on the shoe in the store is about 3 inches or higher but this is not what the average woman wears. An inch or so higher than her normal shoe is what she wears when she wants to look really good. For instance, if a woman normally wears a 2 inch heel, she would wear a 3 inch heel if she wants to have some added height and style for an event.
Thankfully for us all, Earth is not in short supply with options when it comes to shopping for new heels. For those of us who have always loved the look of a good pair of heels, there’s no better shoe to try out than a pair of stilettos or high heeled classic pumps.
Go for sexy stilettos that can make you looking taller, walking on air, and totally confident. Added bonus? They come in a bunch of different colors!
A little bit out there but still stylish, these heels are sure to add some pep to your step. If you go into the store they look like they will completely kill your feet, but when you put them on, they fit perfectly and stay snug through the day without discomfort.
These heels are probably one of my favorites. They’re super chic and once again, can give you comfort and style in both worlds. Perfect for work or going out afterward.
Are you feeling extra daring? These stilettos are definitely something to try out if you’re up for it. They look really comfortable, and although they’re a little higher than we normally go for, they would look cute with jeans and barely there tops so go ahead and give them a try!
You may have been wondering why these shoes aren’t more popular. Well they are the perfect option to wear after the gym or even when you just have an event to go to. Plus, they come in a variety of different colors so there’s definitely something for everyone.
These shoes are super easy to wear and fit like a dream. They’re super trendy and comfortable, and there are multiple options if you prefer a different color. Definitely a great shoe to get!
A bit more subtle, these leather high heels are nonetheless still amazingly stylish (and comfortable). And look at those ankle straps! The classic style makes these heels absolutely perfect for work or going out at night.
Much less frilly than the others on this list, these shoes feature a simple leather design that will match anything in your closet. They’re comfortable enough to wear all day and still look good with your favorite pair of jeans.
These heels are definitely a crowd pleaser. With the built-in wedge heel they make your legs look super long, and if you wear a skirt they will make you feel instantly girly. They are ideal for ladies over 40. The leather makes them totally weather appropriate, and because they’re so trendy they’ll be a sure winner for years to come!
As with many of the other shoe options on this list, these heels are perfect for everyday use or going out in the evening. They’re a lot less stylish than even the shoes on this list, but they still look great and have a classic look that will always be in style.
You can really go crazy with all of these options! Just remember to find the shoe you love (or the one that fits your budget) to try out first to check it’s comfort level so you won’t have any pain while wearing it.
The High Heel is one of the most important fashion accessories. In any fashion fad, high heels are a must-have accessory. And, with the boots’ style revolution, it is evident that no other alternative provides such an elegant and glamorous look for the Modern Woman as high heels do.
It is no surprise that as women age they choose to wear high heels more often than not. Not only is it a fashion statement or style statement but it really is a practical choice in many cases. Unlike the younger woman who may worry about things such as not being able to walk or run properly in high heels, the older woman does not have these worries.
Many studies show that high heels are actually good for women after 40. More specifically, wearing high heels on a regular basis is great for your body from preventing foot problems to preventing leg problems and sometimes even back problems.