I have a lot of friends who absolutely refuse to wear high heels. I am really short, so I've been wearing heels since I was a wee junior high school choir singer (an actual thing that actually happened). For the heel-averse, I recommend starting out with a wedge. Wedges give you lots of height while offering more support than a typical heel. And if you go with a wedge with a platform, you'll get extra lift and feel more secure in your footing. I've found a smattering of some super cute, ultra modern wedges that are worth a try. And if you need me, I'll be learning the alto harmony to "You'll Never Walk Alone."