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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.
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.
Who out there hasn’t wanted to take out their low checking account balance anger on a poor (depending on how you look at it), defenseless ATM machine? We’re not sure what made this lady decide to use her shoe (or what made her so angry in the first place) but feel free to watch this video for a nice, end of week dose of catharsis.
Lots of people would kill for fashion, but one woman is police custody for killing with it. Authorities allege Thelma Carter of Augusta, Ga., murdered her boyfriend Robert Higdon with a pair of spike heels.
We’ve seen strange shoes before, but we never thought we’d see the day when someone would actually manufacture, package and market a nine-inch platform stiletto. Ladies and gentlemen, that day is swift approaching.
Today in fashion news that brings new meaning to the word ‘fierce’, two women were attacked leaving a nightclub by two other women wielding stiletto heels as weapons.
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.
We found it strange when news surfaced that a publicly funded high heels walking class was being offered at South Thames College in South-West London. But it seems as though governments around the world are becoming more and more fashion-focused — and another country has found room in their budget for some sartorial goodness.
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.”