High heel are shoes which raise the heel of a shoe or boot between 2" to 4" higher than the toes. High heel shoes are generally limited to women's footwear and come in a variety of styles and designs. The heels on high heels shoes are also found in many different shapes, including stiletto, block, tapered, blade, and wedge.
Sandals are open footwear consisting, in its most basic design; of a sole which is fastened or held to the foot by straps or thongs, leaving most or all of the foot exposed. Sandals are primarily a warm weather type of footwear and can be classified based on the function and activity for which they are intended or by their design and style. Casual and walking sandals are mainly designed for comfort, while sport sandals are mostly intended to provide support, traction and performance. Fashionable and dress sandals for women may have many of the style variations found on other shoe styles such as medium to high heels, platforms, toe covering etc. Other styles of sandals include, but are not limited to; flip flops, thongs, ankle strap sandals, fisherman sandals, wedge sandals, etc.