Posts tagged "high heels"

13 Real-Life Struggles Of A High-Heel Strutter

They say "The higher the heel, the closer to God." But I say, "The higher the heel, the farther you fall when you trip in those heels and bust ass." Stilettos are sexy as hell; they'll give you the illusion of legs for days and can even boost your self-confidence, but the price of beauty…

By: Katie Oldenburg / September 20, 2014

Painfully Accurate: 5 “Fun” New Ways To Walk In Heels

Do you struggle to walk in high heels? Do you teeter around uncomfortably? Wince noticeably at your rapidly multiplying blisters? Curse the invention of the stiletto while simultaneously loving how sexy they make you look? Sigh. Don't we all? You could read high heel walking tips and tutorials all day, but these guides mostly focu…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 11, 2014

Jared Leto Can Wear High Heels Forever For All I Care

"Well, I recommend that men try [wearing high heels]. I think it'll give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for women around the world." -- Jared Leto tells Cosmopolitan the secret to understanding women as learned from playing a transexual character in "The Dallas Buyers Club." Not only is he smart and sensitive (he calls the tra…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 18, 2013

New Workout Trend Uses … High Heels

It might seem a little more logical for women to slip off their heels to do some dancing, but the Wall Street Journal says a new fitness trend requires precisely the opposite. Called things like "heel hop" or "stiletto fitness," the classes are offered in a handful of spots from LA to Vegas to Kansas City, but…

By: Newser / February 2, 2013

The Real Reason Men Stopped Wearing High Heels

A recent episode of the BBC's "The Why Factor" explored the history of high heels. Of interest is the background of men wearing high heels, which they originally wore as a form of riding footwear. "Good horsemanship was essential to the fighting styles of Persia - the historical name for modern-day Iran …When the soldier…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 29, 2013

There’s A Fetish For Everything: Muddy High Heels

Maybe this is an odd thing to say, but I find comfort in the fact that any bizzaro idea you can dream up already has an accompanying paraphilia or SubReddit page. It makes me feel a little less alone in the world. A friend of mine told me about the wet and messy shoe fetish…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 24, 2013

Help! Do Comfortable High Heels Exist?

Last week I was wandering the aisles of Nordstrom Rack and found the cutest pair of blue suede Franco Sarto pumps (shown above). When I slipped them on, they fit my feet perfectly and felt shockingly comfortable thanks to a bit of padding in the sole and a relatively low heel, at least compared to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 23, 2013

The Heels Lena Dunham Couldn’t Walk In During The Golden Globes Were Louboutins

Can't walk in heels? We feel you, girl. Especially for a red carpet event so high-profile and fancy, you want to feel confident, beautiful, and traditional — especially if it's your first time there. It's no surprise that Lena Dunham went with the safe choice in terms of red-carpet footwear — a black, peep-toe Christian Loubouti…

By: Refinery 29 / January 14, 2013

Must Haves: 10 Perfect Pointy Toe Pumps

Ever since I saw my lifestyle role models Amelia McDonell-Parry and Celine Dion [I am honored to be in such esteemed company. -- Editor] rocking some fabulous pointy toe pumps, I've been dying for a pair of my own. I scoured the internet and found 10 pairs that are sexy, stylish, and less than $60, which is a great combo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 4, 2012

Mirror Mirror: On High Heels

Fairest shmairest! Let's get real about beauty and body image. Mirror, Mirror is a column running every other week on The Frisky. It is written by Brooklyn-based columnist, freelance writer, and bagel enthusiast, Kate Fridkis who also writes the blog Eat the Damn Cake. You can follow her on Twitter at @eatthedamncake. I lead service…

By: Kate Fridkis / November 7, 2012

And You Thought Your Stilettos Were Uncomfortable…

Artist Leanie van der Vyver created these insanely high leather heels, aptly titled "Scary Beautiful," to draw attention to the strange and intense ways humans alter themselves to achieve "perfection." The front heel requires the wearer to lean forward onto their shins in order to stand and walk upright(ish). Extreme? Yes, but if you had…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 9, 2012

Christian Louboutins Brings A Fairy Tale To Life With His Take On Cinderella

Nobody ever told us who designed Cinderella's glass slipper, but if a contemporary version of the tale were to take place, Christian Louboutin would be a shoe-in for the job — so it's only natural that Disney chose the French designer, known for his luxurious red-soled footwear, to create a modern-day take on the fateful…

By: Rachel Krause / July 8, 2012

Models Remove Their Shoes On The Catwalk In Melbourne

If you ever entertain the notion that modeling as a job must be a piece of cake kale, think again. We've seen so many models trip, stumble, and cry on the runway at this point, it's practically old news, but every time it happens it's impossible to look away. At yesterday's Melbourne Fashion Festival, so…

By: Rachel Krause / March 18, 2012

Shopping Guide: 35 Shoes To Pump Up Your Winter Wardrobe!

One of the people behind the scenes at The Frisky is our General Manager Mina Lux. Mina is insane in a really wonderful way, best illustrated by the fact that, no matter what the weather is outside -- I'm talking rain, hail, blizzard, flood, ice storm, whatever -- she is in sky-high, platform heels. So whe…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 6, 2012

“No Duh” Alert: High Heels Increase Your Chance Of Inelegant Faceplanting

Ladies, who here has caught her heel on a crack in the sidewalk and done a faceplant in front of, oh, everyone?  Meeeee! If you're lucky, you walk away from such a topple with no more than a skinned knee and a bruised ego. But in worst-case scenarios, a woman can badly twist her ankle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

How High Will You Go?

I'm a wedge girl, which sounds vaguely dirty when you write it out but it just means I prefer to wear wedge heels. The other day I decided it was time to change things up, to really break out of my shell, so I set aside my wedges and threw on a pair of 3.5…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 25, 2011

Style Advice: Invest In Your Shoes And They’ll Work Hard For You

Ask any of my close friends or family members, and they'll tell you I'm an extreme shoe addict. I'm also a bit of a hoarder, since I have a problem getting rid of shoes and clothes. I recently counted all the shoes that were visible to me without moving any boxes, and the number totaled…

By: Annika Harris / October 25, 2011

In Which The New York Times Attempts To Make Men In Heels A Thing

New York Times, just quit it. Nobody is buying your  purported claims that men are now wearing high heels. Because they are not. THEY ARE NOT! As everyone knows, a New York Times trend story is what happens when a New York Times writer or editor has a friend that does something quirky. All the…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 20, 2011

High Heels Give Women Orgasms, Says Christian Louboutin

"[W]hat is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman's foot when she orgasm. ... So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation." — Christian Louboutin is bats**t crazy if he thinks this is true.  I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2011

How High Is Too High–For Your Heels?

We all have our limits when it comes to the height of our heels. I'm prone to wearing more extreme shoes, I suppose, because I've been short since forever. I stopped growing when I was 13--my mom blames it on me becoming vegetarian at that age--and in order to not seem too midget-y, I took…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 2, 2011
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