Just for the fun of it, let’s look at what it would be like to hike in high heels, which is stupid. And let’s see what hiking would be like if you are an elephant, which, if you are reading this account, is unlikely. A stiletto heel (worn by the average human) generates 471 pounds per square inch. An elephant, with its wider foot, and with at least two feet on the ground at all times, generates about 35 psi. What does this tell us?