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The Higher the Heel, the Closer to God: 12 Shoes to Get There

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Welcome to Shoe Week: a five-day celebration of all things footwear, from the best new arrivals to our favorite places to shop for heels, flats, and everything in between.

Okay, the saying is actually, "the higher the hair the closer to God," but in lieu of a Dolly Parton 'do, sport Nene Leakes heels to touch the heavens. In the good name of Shoe Week, we challenged ourselves to find the highest heels on the market. In the gallery above, peep twelve bona fide sti-let-tos ranked from Nicholas Kirkwood's demure 5.1 inch pumps to Brian Atwood's trophy-stealing 6.5 inch peep toes.
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