How to measure high heel shoes height

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How to measure high heel shoes height
Measuring the height of your high heels is simple. (high heels image by Hao Wang from

For many women, high heels are a wardrobe staple. They come in a variety of styles, types and heights. Stiletto, pump and kitten are all types of high-heeled shoes. Although many women own a variety of different heels, they do not always know the height of each heel. Luckily, it doesn't take much effort to measure the height of high-heeled shoes.

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Things you need

  • Flat surface
  • Tape measure

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  1. 1

    Set the shoe on a flat, even surface.

  2. 2

    Measure the back of the heel from the point where it connects to the shoe, called the seam, to the bottom of the heel resting on the flat surface.

  3. 3

    Write this measurement down; this is the height of your high-heeled shoe.

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