Jenni, those black boots have a very stable 2 inch block heel. 2 inches is actually ideal for me -- lower and I am at risk of plantar fasciitis so I do best if I add an insole.
But it's not just the heel that makes them work. (I could -- and have -- walked MILES in them with no discomfort!). It's that the entire last of the boot, and the mid-foot reinforcements, make it supremely supportive and comfortable for me. In North American sizes I tend to choose a 7 because 6.5 can be a little small. 37 EU is usually best. But in La Canadienne I buy the 6.5 and I have never had a better fit or greater comfort in a shoe/ boot -- and I've now owned 3 pairs of them.
Sometimes a brand uses a last that just works for our feet -- like some fit models in clothing work better. This company makes boots that work for my particular foot.
Having said that -- ALL these boots are plenty comfortable for the walking I was doing, and in the end, that wasn't such a factor in my choice.
Stagliare Fash -- Canadian Thanksgiving doesn't carry the weight or freight of the US version, so yeah -- I have in fact heard of people going for Thanksgiving lunch -- but then it might not be the traditional meal. It's just not as big a holiday in Canada as in the US (and is much earlier in the autumn). "Supper" definitely has less formal connotations to me, though -- and our meal was not in the least formal. An Indian fish and chips place!