I'm only 5ft 2. My boyfriend is 6ft1/6ft 2 so any extra inches I can add to myself to get anywhere near his height is a bonus. But alas I can't walk in high heels. I do have a couple of pairs that are 3-4 inches I think, but they're wedges, so are easier to walk in.
I doubt you've ever done that. And if you have, you're crazy enough to also be a heroin addict, which would explain the lack of pain.
My Mum said what she did because she didn't want me to have to go through my whole adult life being in agony every time I wore heels, or having to avoid them because of fear.
OK, I haven't literally run miles in heels, but I've done two sponsored walks in stilettos, each time getting people to sponsor me for the number of miles multipled by the height in inches of my shoes. First time, 3 inches. Second time, 5. OK, second time hurt, but it was for a good cause .