I realise these heels are oversized, especially at the moment where the craze for excessive height seems to be fading away, after it came to a climax with McQueen's 10inch alien heels this summer. Back to reasonable heights.
But the excessive height, as McQueen proved, lead to breaking the boundaries of women's footwear in terms of new shapes and structures. Plus, as always, women's shoes offer a wider creative scope - the extra high heels was just a new creative opportunity. Back to 'normal' heights? Maybe.
Heels should be high - says guy who has never worn them or never has to.