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Types Of Heels: 17 Different Heel Types Every Woman Should Have

Did you know that there are different types of heels? There should be a dictionary for heels.

Every heel has it’s own typical name, interesting right? Every young woman out there cannot deny her affection for heels. Want to know the name of that type of shoe you heart so much? Or get a chance to decide which you love best? Then keep reading.

You will have to agree with our speculation that when you think of something that can instantly make your outfit more glamorous, what comes to mind is heels and if you are no fan of heels then you should know there is so much to choose from and with that in mind you should as well find the perfect heels that suit your fashion taste in this post.

Heels spice up your outlook, no matter what you wear on heels, it is absolutely beautiful and now let’s give you the names of these heels so you know which to look for exactly if and when you’re in the market for one.

17 Different Types Of Heels

If you have a phobia for high heels, you should find one you can get comfortable with and stay balanced, and also for those who love it tall and slinky, here are the different types of heels for you to choose from. We grouped these type of heels to three different categories:

  • High Heels
  • Medium Heels
  • Low Heels

Types of High Heels

These are for the heel professionals as they are really high and can achieve the best intimidating posture a lady desires.

1. Stilettoes

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This is the founder of all heels. Beginners, you do not want to start with this, heels experts can’t help but have these in their shoe rack, this particular heels can be 4 to 6 inches tall and mostly for petite and average heights, they love how it can make them taller, it is not just a stilettoes though if  it is not tall and slinky.

2. Ankle Strap Heels

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If you are not really into stilettoes heels, this is a good substitute as the straps on the ankle can help hold it firmly and keep from swinging too much,  you could get one as tall as stilettoes if you are good with it, and also if you are conscious of your legs, then ankle strap is your quick bet.

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3. Pumps

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Pumps are simply high heels and pumps are the closest to stilettos and the only difference is their front is flat to the floor.

4. Platform Heels

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These are called platform heels because the shoe under sole is thick, they are very comfortable as the thick sole helps the foot balance well in it.

5. Cut Out Heels

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These are becoming more trendy and fashionable these days, mostly for those who like it bold and daring, it is 3 to 4 inches high, really looks cut out but absolutely gorgeous.

6. Fashion Heels

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Fashion heels have their heels designed in different designers, you can get one fashioned according to the designer’s you wear.

Medium Heels

Anyone can actually go for medium heels, they’re not too high and not too low.

7. Peep Toes

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This is not called peep toes for anything as it really has the toes peeping out, very comfy and easy to slay in, but as comfy as peep toe is, won’t recommend it for learners and if going to be worn should not be too tall tho.

8. Wedge Heels

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Learners can start with this, wedges are comfortable and balanced. Wedges are in different heights, depending on how tall you want it but no matter the height, you can guarantee its balanced.

9. Cone Heels

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Cone heels are exactly what they are called, cone, this heels has a funny look to them but really fashionable and with the nice outfit, it is good to go. Cone heels have very thick heels and pretty balanced as well.

10. Kitten Heels

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These are very short and have pointed heels, very comfortable, kitten heels are the best to go for if you do not like your heels too tall.

11. Slink Back Heel

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This heel has straps, only at the back but keeps your leg tucked in firmly and if you do not like your heels with too much pump, slingback heels are good options.

Low/Balanced Heels

This is the best heels beginners can start with, you can go for the low ones or the ones that are well balanced with thick soles.

12. Chunky Heels

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Chunky heels are like stilettoes but have a bulky heel, easy to walk with and gives as much class as the stilettoes.

13.  High Heeled Boots/Ankle Boots

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You might want to scrape the open leg heels for the high heeled boots during cold weather and not just that but it is really sexy and bold, and same goes for the ankle boots as well, very comfy.

14. Spool Heels

Spool heels have thick heels but look more like double heels as they are not too thick and with a cutting edge as well

15. Gladiator Heels

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These heels are so sexy, basically suited for short dresses. They can be high though but the robes tied around the leg keeps it firmly in place and easily adjusted to.

16. Mules

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Mules are that heels that come out looking high at the top, although you could have an open or closed mule the height of the heel can vary too.

17. Wedge Sandals

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There are wedge heels that can be a little bit intimidating for learners but wedge sandals are the best option as they are not only low and balanced but worn like a sandal as well.


Fashion won’t be complete if you do not mention heels, this might not be all on the heels dictionary as fashionistas keep creating new ones every day but these are the best type of heels every lady should have.

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