Ashanti’s Petite Stature & Size 8.5 Shoes: Mastering Elegance Below Average Height

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Shorter than the average American woman, Ashanti measures just 5ft 3 (160 cm) and knows how to look taller in high heels.

In September 2021, she flaunted her legs on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in a gown from Michael Costello’s Havana Collection.

Ashanti in a Michael Costello outfit on the red carpet at the 2021 MTV Video Music AwardsAshanti in a Michael Costello outfit on the red carpet at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021, at the Barclays Center in New York City (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

Ashanti’s Footwear: A Size Guide

Ashanti’s US shoe size of 8.5 translates to a UK size of 6.5, a European size of approximately 39, and a Japanese size of approximately 25.5.

Ashanti displays her feet in black high heel sandals Ashanti displays her feet in black high heel sandals at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 11, 2016, in New York City (Credit: Lev Radin / Shutterstock)

A Grammy Award-Winning Artist With a Rich Heritage

Best known for her eponymous Grammy Award-winning debut album Ashanti and her hit songs “What’s Luv?” and “Foolish,” Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2024.

Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, born on October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, New York, U.S., is of African-American ethnicity.

Her parents, Tina Douglas, a dance teacher, and Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, a singer, are African-American. Ashanti herself has identified as black when discussing her ethnicity.

Singer Ashanti shows off her feet in high-heel sandals at the MTV Video Music AwardsSinger Ashanti shows off her feet in high-heel sandals at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Palms Casino Resort on September 9, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Credit: Everett Collection / Shutterstock)

Empowering the Next Generation with ‘My Name Is a Story’

To promote her new children’s book, My Name Is a Story (available on Amazon), she flaunted her legs in a floral-printed Dolce & Gabbana jumpsuit and black ankle-strap sandals for a taping of Good Morning America in New York City.

Ashanti flaunts her legs in high heels for a taping of "Good Morning America"Ashanti flaunts her legs in high heels for a taping of “Good Morning America” on July 13, 2022, in New York City (Credit: Roger Wong / InstarIMAGES / Cover Images)

“I obviously have a unique name. I grew up and got teased just a little bit. So, this book is just about encouraging kids to be empowered and just to celebrate having a unique name,” she revealed about her real name, Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas.

“[If] it doesn’t sound like Sally, Beth, or something that they’re used to hearing, they may get a little self-conscious or embarrassed. So I want this book to give them the courage to celebrate their names and be happy about being different and unique.”

Ashanti wears Dolce & Gabbana poppy and zebra-print poplin shorts with a matching top and a black beltAshanti wears Dolce & Gabbana poppy and zebra-print poplin shorts with a matching top and a black belt (Credit: Roger Wong / InstarIMAGES / Cover Images)

The then-41-year-old performer paired poplin shorts featuring a bright poppy and zebra motif with a matching cotton shirt adorned with a polka dot and logo trim at the point collar and cuffs.

Fashion Forward: Ashanti’s Style Evolution

In January 2014, Ashanti showed off her new blonde locks at the Universal Music Group 2014 Post-Grammy Party at The Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles.

Ashanti shows off her new blonde hair at the Universal Music Group 2014 Post-Grammy PartyAshanti shows off her new blonde hair at the Universal Music Group 2014 Post-Grammy Party held on January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles (Credit: Daniel Tanner / FayesVision / WENN)

From black to blonde, the then-33-year-old singer looked gorgeous as she showed off her new ‘do on the red carpet.

Ashanti shows off her legs in a sparking Dara Sara mini dressAshanti shows off her legs in a sparking Dara Sara mini dress (Credit: Daniel Tanner / FayesVision / WENN)

She played up her curves in a strapless mini dress from Dara Sara that featured sparkling sequin embellishments. Ashanti kept her accessories minimal and let her dark eye makeup and nude lips add a sexier and flawless appeal to her look.

Not only can her hair pull double-duty. Ashanti — formally known as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas — is also a songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Ashanti's feet in embellished Giuseppe Zanotti sandalsAshanti’s feet in embellished Giuseppe Zanotti sandals (Credit: Daniel Tanner / FayesVision / WENN)

The star finished her radiant look by showing off her feet in a pair of sparkling heels by Giuseppe Zanotti. These black suede sandals feature wide crystal-embellished cuffs, 5-inch cone heels, peep toes, and zip fastenings at the back.

Ashanti shows off her feet in black crystal ankle-cuff high heelsAshanti shows off her feet in black crystal ankle-cuff high heels (Credit: Daniel Tanner / FayesVision / WENN)

They complemented the singer’s dress!

Ashanti displays her sexy toes in crystal-embellished black sandalsAshanti displays her sexy toes in crystal-embellished black sandals (Credit: Daniel Tanner / FayesVision / WENN)

We also found the following Zanotti heels in a blush shade at Farfetch:

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Ankle-Cuff Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Ankle-Cuff Sandals

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