The Healthiest Heel Height for Your Feet

Bobby Schuessler

Heels can be painful—that's just inevitable. While you can try simple tricks to make them more comfortable, you should also pay close attention to the heel height. InStyle tapped Dr. Emily Splichal to spill on the heel height you really should be shopping for.

"You shouldn't walk in heels higher than three inches," she said. "Anything over the three-inch mark changes the biomechanics of how you walk—your strides are shortened, you can't walk as fast, your body weight shifts to the ball of the foot, which throws off your center of gravity and stresses the knees and lower back." Well there you have it. Head over to InStyle to learn more from Dr. Splichal.

What heel height do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below. And if you're in the market for a new pair of heels, shop these gorgeous options now.

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