With high heeled shoes, remember that they are geometrical. What designers are most concerned about is the angle of the foot. They need to make sure that a size 4 has the same or significantly similar angle of the foot as a size 13. That means that the shoe may say it’s 4″, but your size 12 or 13 will be close to 5″. For the longest time I thought some of my shoes were 4″ when they were actually closer to 5″. Just something to keep in mind when you’re shoe shopping.
Personally, I love wearing both. Higher heels at home for shorter periods of time and shorter heels for longer durations and going out. I really love the look of higher heels, but they take more attention and can be fatiguing. The nice thing about shorter heels is that you can feel feminine, but also forget you have them on.