Spring is in the air and for us ladies that means our toes can rise out from the depths of those winter boots and galoshes. And that also means it’s time to break out the heels!

Sky high platforms and 5+ inch stilettos have dominated the fashion market for the past few years. While most women wear these heels in order to elongate their legs so as to make them appear taller, I fortunately do not have that problem. I have more than enough legs to spare! Don’t get me wrong, I am not one to shy away from a fierce pair of heels! I own several ranging in the 4.5 inch range which would make me a little over 6’4″ and easily the tallest woman in most rooms – a position I proudly and confidently own!

On many occasions however, I like to keep my heels modest. Fortunately a number of my favorite brands are offering stylish heels in the 1-3 inch range.

The two most commonly used terms for what I consider a modest heel are: Kitten heels and Mid Heels

Kitten heels (often called Low heels) typically range from 1 to 2 inches in height.


Mid heels typically range from 2.5 to 3.5 inches in height.


These are heights are not hard and fast and most brands either use the terms interchangeably or go well beyond the 3.5 heel height depending on their design aesthetic.

Here are a few of my favorite modest kitten and mid heels in sizes 11 and up.


Low to Mid Heels


And remember tall women, while most shorter women squeem at the thought of wearing a shorter heel, relish in the fact that you can rock heels of any length – long or short – and look fierce as hell while doing so!