Hello _ when we get older, certain things change — shoes — for instance! I love high heels, but, I have actually become afraid of them — and I walk like I'm afraid — I look down more. I remember my mother walking — always looking down — so she wouldn't fall — now — don't misunderstand — I love flats — boots, loafers, sandals, tennis shoes, BUT, there is nothing better than being 3 1/2 inches taller — it makes us look thinner, more graceful, more sophisticated — So, what can we do? We shop for shoes with a wedge. not only do they give you a high heel look, but they make you feel safer. It's because of the thicker base — and the great news is — they come in every style. Try them — you'll feel young again.