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Ask any woman in the world about her thoughts on high heels, and she’ll most likely tell you that yes, heels are painful, but they sure are pretty. Well, Jerry Saltz, an art critic and columnist for New York magazine, decided it was time to test just how painful heels could be at a recent stop at Sylvie Fleury’s Salon 94. His reaction perfectly encapsulates what we feel every time we slip our feet into our favorite pair, and it is amazing.
Most high heel aficionados are familiar with the feeling when, at the end of a long night, you wince at your pinched toes and aching ankles and seethe with envy at our male companion’s comfy loafers (or, worse, sneakers!). Once upon a time, however, it was the men who used their footwear to add inches and proclaim their status and sense of style.
We’re still having nightmares thinking back on the “human body stiletto,” (warning: freaky!) a Photoshopped imagining of an extreme (and, we hope, never to be realized) body modification procedure in which a heel is surgically inserted into a woman’s foot. Luckily, the real set of procedures that Fox News is christening “stiletto surgery” isn’t quite as grotesque, especially when you consider the alternative. That’s not to say some of you won’t wince at the thought of it though.
Ok, probably not. These seem like the kind of shoes made for pondering rather than wearing. Although this brave model put them to the test!
No closet space? No problem.
Heels are totally, officially, scientifically screwing up your feet.
For decades, women have walked the streets of a certain fashion capital in sky high heels, constantly in danger of twisting their ankles by getting stuck in cobblestones. But now, that city is trying to make its streets easier for women who choose tall shoes to walk on.
There’s artistic body modification and then there’s just plain crazy body modification. And we’re pretty sure installing a stiletto into your own foot falls into that second category.
Four Australian women broke the Guinness world record for running in heels yesterday. Shamelessly, we took our loafers off as soon as we got home.
Research scientists and fashion critics say high heels are on the way out. Shoppers and shoemakers say they’re here to stay — and can save your marriage. What we want to know is, will you ever stop wearing heels? Above, the Christian Louboutin Biancasling.
We could write a book on ways to help make your feet not hurt after hours of wearing a great pair of 5-inch heels, but the truth is, heels hurt. No matter what. What’s a heel loving fashionista to do? Shockingly, some women are taking to the knife to make their feet more high heel friendly.
During a segment this morning on quick fixes to household troubles — which included how to keep your jewelry untangled and your champagne bubbly — a guest expert on the Today Show offered a surprising tidbit which she claimed she learned “from a supermodel” and made wearing high heels completely “painless.”
While we may moan and groan about our tax paying dollars going to waste, we’ve got to admit pitching in for the subway seems a lot more utile than a six-week course in the UK that teaches clumsy teens to strut in stilettos. According to whistle blowing journos, the ‘Sexy Heels in the City’ course currently on offer at the publicly funded, South Thames College-in South-West London, is aimed at preparing the young and louche for the “business world and their social lives.”
Mihai Albu is a former architect turned cobbler who is revolutionizing the heels (and height!) of women in his native Romania. According to the AP, Albu blends math, art, and architecture in his designs, which run up to 1200 Euros, or $1525.
Last week, British department store Primark pulled a line of padded bikinis from their stores. Today, The Guardian reports that retailer New Look is currently selling a pair of 3.5 inch platform heels for eight-year-old girls.
A recent study found a direct link between issues with joint muscles and high heel wearing. But will this stop you from you wearing your Loubs?