Sunday, March 16, 2014

How High Is Too High?

Let's get one thing cleared up. This blog post is not what you think it is. While on the subject of shoes (my current obsession), I'd like to comment on the high heel craze that has taken over the fashion world.

The Wedge.

via Pinterest
Everybody raves about the comfort of wedges, a heel that boasts comfort and challenges ladies to take it higher. Back in the stiletto days, we knew our feet would be destroyed if we went too high. Three inches became the maximum heel height as ladies everywhere returned home from their glamorous events with blistering feet to soak them in a bucket of water. When the wedge entered the ball game, stilettos took the back seat and three inches became a laughable height.

If you're as tiny as I am, five inches is the bare minimum and the rule is: if you can bare it, you better wear it. As heels get higher, we find ourselves wondering: why do tall girls look better in high heels? Why do the shorter ladies look like we're on stilts every time we wear a heel above three inches? Though this remains a reality that we cannot contradict, I'm a bit of a rebel and frankly, my rule is that if you can walk in them, the sky is the limit.

Or Lady Gaga.

According to Brian Atwood, "life is short. Heels shouldn't be". And wise words from a brilliant shoe designer should never be ignored. Another quote to live by: "I would hate for someone to look at my shoes and say, 'Oh my god! That looks so comfortable", spoken by Christian Louboutin. Listen to your Louboutins and your Atwoods. They know what they're talking about!


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