I'm fairly certain that if I were a woman I'd try to never be seen in anything less than 4" heels, I actually know an Asian girl who shares my sentiments who's 5'9" It is scary and awesome. have you been to tokyo? what seems to be 75% of all women walk in heels too high for them, I'm guessing a majority have serious height issues. Funny thing is they can't walk in them. Most are just stumbling around, having trouble walking straight -- they should stop being so concerned about being short and wear lower heels (or no heels at all, which I don't mind)! Well, it's sort of amusing to look at. edit: of course, it doesn't apply to your friends height!