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06/14/2010 05:48 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Skinny vs. Chunky: The Great Heel Debate

At least in our office, there are two types of gals: Those that would die for their stilettos, and those who'd freak out if they were in anything but their wedges. The skinny heel vs. chunky heel seems like comparing apples to oranges; each has their merits and shortcomings, and wearing one doesn't mean that you won't ever sample the other. But in terms of crossover, there actually doesn't seem to be much happening. We've yet to find a woman who wears both styles in equal measure. So which side of the great heel divide do you fall? Leg-enhancing, sexy, painful skinny heels—or the comfortable, unfussy, clumsy-looking chunky heel?

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Above, from left: Karen Millen Tassel Sandal, $250, available at Karen Millen; Rachel Comey Tassel Brogue, $350, available at Opening Ceremony.

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Above, from left: Rupert Sanderson Inferno Ankle Boot, $1002.66, available at Browns; Won Hundred Shoes, $246.87, available at Won Hundred.

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Above, from left: Sergio Rossi Cachet Open Toe Pump, $525, available at Shopbop; Chie Mihara Dquelo Pump, $289.99, available at Piperlime.

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Above, from left: No.6 Lace-Up Clog, $245, available at Creatures of Comfort; Trouve Corsia Sandal, $79.95, available at Nordstrom.