Why Most Successful Women Wear High Heels And Why We Like To Pretend They Don’t Hurt Our Feet

It’s a mystery. Why do we like to pretend that high heels don’t hurt our feet?

If you look around you will probably notice that a lot of successful women wear high heels. Why do we women wear high heels despite the fact they will hurt like crazy at the end of the day? There is a very good reason why and it has nothing to do with style or men.


If you ask any woman for the one detail she took away from Sex and the City, she’ll mention shoes. We all know Carrie’s shoe obsession and how we love the idea of  wearing our own four-inch Jimmy Choo stilettos during our date with Mr Big. Most guys think that we women put on our sky-high heels to attract their attention. But they’re so wrong. The real reason why we wear high heels is very simple. It’s called ‘power dressing’.

Power dressing-  refers to a style of clothing and hair intended to make women more authoritative and competent, especially in professional settings in business, law, and government’.

Wearing heels makes us feel good and empowered. Let’s assume you are wearing high heels because it makes you feel good. When you feel good about yourself you will feel more confident. When you are confident you are more motivated, have more energy and you actually dare to take risks. It actually makes you more productive, which is the base of success.

It is proven, heels give more confidence but don’t overdo it.

It DOESN’T mean that you should replace your sneakers and flats for heels and wear them every day from now on. But when you go to a party, job interview or important meeting. Would you wear heels or flats? What would make you feel more confident. Let us know in the comments below.




  • Manpreet Kaur

    Completely agree with this. Heels does help in boosting confidence, although they hurt a lot. But yeah! If there’s an interview or a meeting at office, I would definitely pick up heels.

  • Catarina

    Flats! Hate being uncomfortable :(

  • Michelle

    The high I get from discovering a pair of comfy heels is most likely the same as meth. I’ve never tried meth but I imagine it’s much the same feeling.

    I wear flats at work sometimes too but wearing heels does make me more confident.

    • Marloes

      Absolutely agree with you! Finding comfy heels is the ultimate high.
      – X Marloes

  • Heather P.

    I definitely adhere to this one! Being 5’3″, I feel more confident when I feel taller…and heels definitely help with that!

  • Jules

    I’m clumsy…and even though I do have a very ‘Carrie-like’ obsession with high heels I’ve can’t seem to be able to wear them properly (try imagining a giraffe in heels haha) I’ve been pushing myself to let go of the flats, so we’ll see how that goes.

    Jules.- http://thekiwidiaries.com

  • Petra

    I wear flats unless I have an important presentation (and even if I could find flats that would look good with that outfit, I would wear flats). I feel more uncomfortable in high heels, so instead of making me feel confident, they make me feel self conscious.

  • Yanira Garza

    Completely agree. I wear heels for events and I feel powerful when someone points out how I manage two small kids in heels. I wouldn’t trade in my flats though. ;)

  • Lizet Riquelme

    I don’t agree. How is that been uncorfortable, in pain, and not been able to run gives you power? That’s a fantasy, not a reality. The way you look is important, but to be healthy and comfy is even more important so you can show your real strenght. I think that rely in a fantasy or an image actually shows how week you are, depending of external accesories that are bad for your health just to feel more secure? Not my idea of power.

  • Cara

    I agree, that heels are the go-to when you want to look polished and professional. In my heels I can get away with rocking a t-shirt with my pencil skirt, or a good looking pair of leggings with a blazer without looking sloppy or unprofessional. Flats just don’t have the same “Oomph” adding ability. That being said, my feet have hurt so badly at times that I’ve had to pop an Advil!

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