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50 Inspiring High Heels Quotes & Sayings

50 Inspiring High Heels Quotes & Sayings

High heel styles are some of the most beloved shoe types for women that exist. One can’t escape their allure and the subject has generated more than a few high heels quotes, not to mention specifically stiletto quotes, over the years.

There are such great and famous quotes about high heels. Spoken by designers, celebrities, fashion icons, personal and fictional characters alike, there is many a heel quote that you can use to fuel your love of sky high heels. 

Looking for classy high heels quotes? Or searching for a high heels caption for Instagram? One of the 50 quotes about wearing heels featured in this post is bound to spark you & your followers’ interest!

Many of these heels quotes are empowering to women and pay homage to the stiletto aesthetic. Most speak to the power of both the sassy and cute high heel shoe.

In this post, I’ve created images of cute & stylish high heel pics with quotes to add to your visual collection. Not following me ShoeTease on Pinterest? I’ve got a great board about shoes quotes of all kinds that I’d be honoured if you’d follow along, here

If you’re not looking for quotes specifically about high heels today, but ones that have a broader shoe appeal, you’re in luck! I have compiled over 75 timeless and best shoe quotes post for all shoe lovers and shoe types.

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50 High Heels Quotes

Before we begin running down our numerous high heels quotes finds, let’s answer the most asked question on the subject. And that is: who said “keep your head, heels and standards high?”

This very famous high heel quote comes from Author Lola Stark’s ray romantic fiction Tattered Love, published in 2013. It has become one of the most recognizable and famous quotes about high heels of all time. And that’s exactly where we’re going to start!

“Keep your head, heels and standards high.” – Lola Stark, Tattered Love

“Sure he was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards… and in high heels.” – Bob Thaves (talking about Fred Astair)

“High heels were invented by a woman who has been kissed on the forehead.” – Christopher Morley

“But I’m very very comfortable in heels. The higher the better!” – Carrie Bradshaw, SATC

High Heels Quote text "Keep your head, heels and standards high - Lola Stark" over image of woman walking in blue satin high heels and lavender fringe skirt.

“A pair of great heels was much more satisfying than a man. They lasted longer, and better yet, they didn’t leave me for someone prettier.” – Cindi Madsen

“I’m not afraid of heights. Have you seen my shoes?” – Carrie Bradshaw, SATC

“I think any woman can be transformed by a beautiful dress and high heels.” – Linda Gray

“A cause may be inconvenient, but it’s magnificent. It’s like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it.” – Arnold Bennett

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!” – Marilyn Monroe


Fashion High Heels Quotes

Of course, high heels being a fashion object (and an important one at that) has left room for many a fashion designer quote about heels! The designer greats, especially shoe designers have some of the most famous quotes about high heels that are circulating around. Which is your favorite?

“You put high heels on and you change” – Manolo Blahnik

Black high heels quote text in box " You put high heels on and you change - Manolo Blahnik" over image of red suede Manolo heeled slides.

“How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?” – Sonia Rykiel

“To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.” – Roger Vivier

“People walk differently in high heels. Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.” – Manolo Blahnik

“Always wear high heels. Yes, they give you power. You move differently, sit differently, and even speak differently.” – Carine Roitfeld

High Heels Quote text "Always wear high heels, yes they give you power. Carine Roitfeld" on top of image with hot pink high heels stiletto with red soles.

“Shoes must have very high heels and platforms to put women’s beauty on a pedestal.” – Vivienne Westwood

“Life is short, your heels shouldn’t be.” – Brian Atwood

“I always wear high heels. I simply feel naked without them.” – Donatella Versace

“There are many bad addictions. Better be addicted to shoes than something else.” – Christian Louboutin

“For me, ain’t no high heel high enough!” – Christian Louboutin

“High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them.” – Christian Louboutin

“The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way.” – Christian Louboutin

Black text in white box reading " For me, ain't no high heel high enough" by Christian Louboutin, over image of Black Pigalle stiletto leather pumps with red soles.

High Heels Quotes from Celebrities

Beloved on and off the red carpet, high heels hold a special place in the heart of everyday women and celebrity hearts! Suffice to say, celebrity love of high heels has been made widely known through the series of popular and even funny quotes about heels that are floating around the internets.

Below is what some of the most famous women in music, fashion and film have had to say:

“When I’m feeling a little low, I put on my favorite high heels to stand a little taller.” – Dolly Parton

“As a child I trained myself to dance in very high heels. At 13, in Destiny’s Child, we were told to wear heels, but at first we couldn’t walk in them. We couldn’t keep our knees straight, but we learned.” – Beyoncé

“Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.” – Gwen Stefani

“I love heels, I’m telling you. When I walk in flats, I get knee pain.” – Sofia Vergara

“I can’t concentrate in flats.” – Victoria Beckham

“I’d say I have more shoes than anything else. They’re a good way to update a look. Bags and shoes – it’s like decorating a cake.” Alexa Chung

“I have tennis shoes with little rhinestones that I slip on if I exercise. But I always wear heels, even around the house. I’m such a short little thing, I can’t reach my kitchen cabinets.” – Dolly Parton

“If I’m going dancing, then I wear the highest heels with the shortest dress.” – Kate Moss

“If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs lots of hair color and high heels.” – Charlize Theron

“When I wear high heels I have a great vocabulary and I speak in paragraphs. I’m more eloquent. I plan to wear them more often.” – Meg Ryan

“I only wear heels or sneakers; there isn’t an in-between for me” – Zendaya


Stiletto Heels Quotes and Sayings

The most beloved and fetishised heel of them all? Stiletto heels, of course! And the higher, the better. There are so many quotes about stiletto heels that I needed to give it a section all to themselves.

What makes a stiletto heel different from other high heel shoes, you ask? A stiletto is a very thin heel, and has a smaller – often tiny – surface area that touches the ground. Heck, I even wrote a whole post answering reader questions on what are stilettos with lots of informative facts and high heel comparisons!

They are known as the most desirable of high heels for the aesthetically pleasing look of both the heels and resulting height of the legs. They are also the most difficult of heels to walk in, especially if the stiletto heel is particularly high. That makes them even more appealing to many!

“All you need are chocolates, credit cards and stilettos.” – Maryse Ouellet

“Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.” – Harriet Morgan

“High heels are like a beauty lift. In a flat you can feel beautiful, but a stiletto changes your mood, how you move – like a wild, beautiful animal. The idea was always to follow a women’s wardrobe, her desires.” – Giuseppe Zanotti

“All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I’d wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels.” – Isaac Mizrahi

“People should know whatever it is you love, do it. I am a living testament to the fact that you can do it. You can do anything you put your mind to, and you can do it in stilettos.” – Kimora Lee

“I had a rule about stilettos, and it was this: I didn’t wear them unless I planned to kick ass in them. Stilettos were for striding and sauntering, never sulking”. – Megan Crane

“She who dies with the most stilettos wins.” – Nina Garcia

“The stiletto is the icon of erotic femininity. You’re taller, thinner and curvier, all at the same time. What’s not to like?” – Valerie Steele

“The stiletto is a feminine weapon that men just don’t have.” – Christian Louboutin

“Stiletto: I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.” – Lita Ford

Stiletto Quote reading "I look at it as an attitude as opposed to a high heeled shoe - Lita Ford" over image of woman in black embroidered stiletto booties.

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Final Words on High Heel Quotes

I hope you enjoyed this assortment of the 50 best high heels quotes and even stiletto heels quotes. I’ve also worked in stylish high heel pics with quotes in the post for you! I can also merge more pictures of high heels with quotes, and will be adding more as I go to my dedicated Pinterest board.

Are there any new and surprising heels quotes sayings that you’d never heard of? Or perhaps a few favorites that I’ve missed? Let me know in the comments below. Either way, I would love your input!

"50 High Heels Quote to inspire shoe lovers" text over image of woman walking in blue satin high heels and lavender fringe skirt.
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