Thin or thick heels?

Our Range Of Thick And Thin Heels

Let the debate begin! It's possible that just by reading the title of this article, you have already jumped to the defence of your preferred heels. You are probably laughing at us for even bringing it up. The answer is obvious, right?

Well, no. Most people are actually on the fence when it comes to the thick vs thin conflict. Where and why you wear heels can seriously change your opinion on this too. So, let's check the pros and cons, shall we?


These are slim and elegant and look gorgeous with most things. Thin heels, whether tall or low, look dainty on your feet. Aesthetically, they are light and carefree, and rarely overpower an outfit (unless your heels happen to come in a bold colour or print). You can wear them in the office, out to a coffee date, for a formal event, and more. Wildfire's silver, black, red, and metallic shoes are a staple in any woman's wardrobe.

Of course, if luck is against you, thin heels can be nightmare fuel. They have this unfortunate habit of slipping into thin cracks while you walk, sinking in grass or soft surfaces, getting stuck in things or even snapping off. Any amateur to wearing heels could tell you they sometimes feel less stable when they walk on such a thin point.


One leading reason why many women opt for block heels is stability. Block heels and platforms tend to be easier to walk in than stilettos since they offer a larger surface to stand on. Because they provide a higher degree of support, most people agree that they are more comfortable than shoes with thin heels. Wildfire's come in a vast, diverse range. You can find styles in white, black, natural, red, pink, and in metallic shades too!

The downside can come when you try to fuse block heels with a breezier outfit. Depending on how thick your heels are, they may appear clunky or heavy in comparison to the rest of your look.

The alternatives

If you love the ultra-thin stilettos, but never feel comfortable with the height, you can always try kitten heels. Wildfire has several shoes in this style, all as glamorous and chic as their taller doppelgangers. Our sling-back styles and pumps can dress up your casual wear easily, or keep things classy in a semi-formal or smart-casual setting. In the office or out to the shops, these can handle whatever your day throws at you.

If your thick heels look awkward and chunky, then try reworking them a bit. Go for taller or slightly thinner block heels. Choose a strappy or structured style to take some of the weight out of the shoe. Ankle boots with block heels might seem bulky, but a peep-toe or missing panel instantly changes that. Otherwise, go for a pair in a white or natural colour. And, if height is no bother to you, go for a platform or mule shoe.

Why choose at all?

In honesty, most people will have one or two of both styles in their wardrobe. It makes for a more flexible footwear range throughout the year. Think about where you are going to wear your heels. Realistically, spending long hours or the entire day in your favourite heels would be easier if they are low or have a thick base. If you are prone to sore feet, save the skinny ones for photo opportunities, formal events, and special occasions.

Wildfire has the best selection of shoes that you can choose. Which will you decide? Get the look for less when you shop with Spendless Shoes. Browse our styles for your next thin or thick heels.