different types of high heels

40 Different Types of High Heels

From heel type, material, and support, knowing how heels differ from one another will enable you to pick the right pair for your next outing. Let’s take a look at 40 types of high heels every gal should know.

Peshawari Chappal

What Are Peshawari Chappal Shoes?

Peshawari chappals are traditional Pakistan footwear. They feature a semi closed construction with two wide straps that overlap one another and connect at the sole of the shoe.

Hessian Boots

What Are Hessian Boots?

Hessian boots are a type of military riding boots made from polished leather and decorated with ornamental tassels.

Red coral kitten heel

What is a Kitten Heel?

Kitten heels have a short, stiletto heel that is usually 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches in length and tapered at the top.

Brogue Shoes

Brogue Shoes

Brogue shoes are a style of men’s shoes characterized by their iconic perforations. They also feature multiple pieces of sturdy leather uppers and a low heel.

Winklepicker 3-strap and front zip boot.

Winklepicker Shoes

Winklepicker shoes dominated the British Rock and Roll scene during the 50’s. They feature a leather construction, pointed toe, and silver buckles on the side.

A pair of espadrille shoes with gray suede uppers

What are Espadrilles?

Espadrilles are a type of casual footwear characterized by a cotton or canvas upper with a flexible rope sole made of the rope fiber, jute.

Pair of poulaine (or crakow ) shoes, 15th Century. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 44.572a-b.

Crakow Shoes

Crakow shoes gained popularity in 15th century Europe. They have a very long and pointed toe, ranging from two inches to more than twenty inches.

16th Century Chopine Shoes

Chopine Shoes

A chopine is a type of women’s high platform shoe popularized during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. They’re characterized by a wooden or cork platform and can range from 2 to 20 inches in height.