6 inch high heels in pink for your inner bad Barbie

We’ve gotten a lot of traffic over the years from people searching for pink high heels, which is fine with us: after all, pink is our website’s colour! We’ve tried to keep up with the demand by covering the colour pink from lots of different angles, and in many different shades and names – fuchsia, … Read more

What’s the difference between Louboutin’s So Kate and Pigalle high heels?

christian louboutin so kate pigalle

Christian Louboutin’s So Kate 5 inch stiletto heels created quite a stir when they launched in 2013. Back then the designer’s website even asserted that So Kate was “sure to gather a following just as devoted” as Louboutin’s iconic Pigalle shoes. That’s quite a claim given that Louboutin has himself described the classic, low-cut Pigalle … Read more

Sassy slingbacks are back!

The best things in life are not meant to be easy. A good slingback heel often fits in that mantra. (Photo credit: Milanoo – shop slingbacks here, through our affiliate link). Slingbacks often get a bad rap. They can be as  difficult to walk in as any high heeled sandals. The strap can rub and … Read more

What does “vero cuoio” mean on the bottom of high heeled shoes?

Buyers of both cheap and expensive stilettos are accustomed to seeing the words “vero cuoio” often stamped on the soles of the shoes. But what does vero cuoio (and the vero cuoio logo) actually mean? Vero cuoio is an Italian phrase which simply means “real leather”. The phrase is often accompanied by a logo that … Read more

Some great stores to buy high heels online

return rates for high heels

The days when the exhilarating feeling of buying heels was relegated to a trip to the department store or corner shoe store are long gone. Internet sales of shoes are booming, with retailers desperate for a slice of the online action despite return rates of up to 40%. Best sites to purchase high heels online … Read more

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo the man

Born inMalaysia in 1957, Jimmy Choo is considered a grand-master of the stiletto heel. Choo made his first pair of shoes at the age of just 12 when working in the family business that was based out of their home. Choo attended Cordwainer’s Technical College to perfect his knowledge of shoemaking while visiting relatives in … Read more

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik is the modern legend for today’s stiletto heel, probably the greatest shoemaker of the 20th and 21st centuries. The maestro of mules did not come from fashion royalty: Manolo Blahnik was born in 1943 on his parents’ banana plantation in the Canary Islands. After an unsuccessful time studying law and politics in Geneva, … Read more

Roger Vivier

The world of stiletto heels owes its popularity if not its existence to French designer Roger Vivier.  Named for the Italian word meaning small metal dagger, stilettos became an international sensation when Vivier first introduced them in 1954 for the House of Dior. While the idea of a stiletto heel was hinted at through fetish … Read more

What’s the return rate for shoes purchased online?

return rates for high heels

A rough statistic for the return rate of shoes purchased over the internet is often quoted as between 20% and 35%. That is, one pair of shoes is returned for roughly every three to five sales. That may seem high. However some sources cite return rates of 50% or higher. Estimating the “return rate” for shoes purchased online … Read more

High heel size chart

Heels and culture

Converting between international high heel sizes is not as difficult or painful as you might think. Our free shoe size conversion chart will help you swap between USA shoe sizes and European, Australian and British sizes easily. Below the chart you will find lots of helpful information to help you to convert high heel sizes. … Read more