I can remember getting my first pair of tiny heels in 1982 at the age of 12. They were bright red patent winklepickers (very pointy pump-like shoes), and the dear little heels were about an inch high. I loved those shoes.

I got my first pair of three inch heels, the highest heels that I own, not that long ago at age 36. They are in fact my red Kate Spade pumps, which I’ve had for four years and reserve for sitting occasions. Clearly, red heels have an impact on my style.

Can you remember when you got your first pair of heels, and when you first started wearing higher heels?