Posts tagged "high heels"

Soapbox: You’re Sexy Without The Life-Threatening High Heels

You may have thought the weekend’s biggest news was the hurricane, but there was something even more shocking afoot: People magazine reports that Victoria Beckham had been spotted in flats! Forget telltale signs of climate change via drastic weather patterns; the apocalypse is surely upon us when Posh Spice is willing to be caught o…

By: Courtney Martin / August 30, 2011

Victoria Beckham’s High-Heel Dreams Come Tumbling Down

Nobody tells Victoria Beckham that she’s not allowed to wear the highest of sky high heels whenever she wants. That’s practically sacrilege! But owing to complications from the recent birth of her daughter Harper Seven, Beckham’s doctors have requested that Posh stick to flats. It seems Beckham suffered a slipped disk during her pregnancy, and…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 26, 2011

Woman Accused Of Murder By Stiletto — Are High Heels Deadly Weapons?

This week, high heels became exhibit A in a crime scene. A Georgia woman allegedly murdered her boyfriend with the pointy heel of her shoe. 46-year-old Thelma Carter is in custody after her live-in partner, Robert Higdon was found dead in their trailer with stab wounds believed to have been caused by her spiked high…

By: Yahoo! Shine / August 7, 2011

Department Of Nonsensical: Suri Cruise In Heels At The Beach

So, everybody knows that walking in heels in sand is virtually impossible. So why in the heck would both Katie Holmes and her little girl Suri Cruise wear heels to play around in the sand? The pair were spotted all dolled up at a Memorial Day beach party in Malibu. Ladies, ladies, ladies! Sensible flip-flo…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2011

Male Student Called Out For Wearing High Heels To School

A high school boy in Tampa Bay, Florida, was asked to leave school after he wore high heels to class. No, it wasn’t because other students made fun of him (which yes, they did). It was because the school had a problem with it. As one of the student’s friends explained, “He likes the…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2011

The Average Woman Owns 17 Pairs Of Heels: True Or False?

Imelda Marcos would be so disappointed: the average American woman owns 17 pairs of high heels, according to survey of 1,000 women about shoes in ShopSmart magazine. Women bought an average of three pairs each year and while the likes of Imelda and Carrie Bradshaw spend $600 or more on designer heels, the average woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2011

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: I’d Never Spit On Your Spats

Spats! Shoe accessories of a bygone era. Or so you thought. These gorgeous art deco-inspired spats will amp up your boring shoe game with style. And because they’re so versatile, they can work with practically any shoe you’ve got in your closet. Why did these things go out of fashion again? [$58, Etsy]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2011

Step Into Spring

February fashion mags are already hitting newsstands and even though it’s still the dead of winter, editors are already crowing about the hot trends for Spring 2011. Among them: wedge heels with rope embellishments. Ugh, but how to wear the trend now? These teal round-toe pumps with their subtle jute platform sole are the perfect…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 20, 2011

Shoes That Hit The Slopes

Walter Steiger has an interesting idea with these rounded sole platforms … but does anyone’s feet actually flex that way, except for ballerinas? [Designer Social]…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 18, 2010

Do Not Want: Nike High Heels

What’s worse? When sneakers look like high heels, or when high heels look like sneakers? We can’t answer that, but we can say that the sneaker pump is rarely a good thing. Exhibit A: These Nike stilettos.

By: Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2010

The 9-Incher You’ve Always Dreamed About

As a woman with 70 pairs of pumps (and clearly, a bevy of shoe-fetishists for exes), I can tell you that there is no such thing as too high a heel! Nobody understands this better than British shoe retailer Parmars. Next year, they’ll unleash the Sky Heel, a nearly 9-inch platform for crazy shoe whore…

By: Simcha / November 12, 2010

These Spiked Heels Are Killer

Spiked heels aren’t enough for you? Try these vicious pumps from designer Barbara Gongini. They’re spiked on the toes and the backs of the heels. But if you’re looking to maul someone with these babies, you’re out of luck. The shoe is made of rubber and therefore mostly harmless. There is one place they’ll wound…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 11, 2010

What’s It Like To Walk In Lady Gaga’s Shoes?

What’s it like to be Lady Gaga? Well, you may never know the answer to that question, but Diane Davis, a fashion editor at StyleList.com, decided to find out how it feels to walk in Lady Gaga’s shoes — specifically, those sky-high boots with no heels that Her Royal Monstrosity has been see…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 8, 2010

Nick Cannon Does Not Approve Of Mariah Carey’s Footwear

“I come home yesterday to help my wife get ready for her video shoots and she has these 19-inch heels on. So I go into the closet searching for some flats for my wife … She got a lot of damn shoes — it’s like a frickin’ Macy’s. Mariah Carey does not own one pair…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 1, 2010

Bubble Gum Shoes Are A Sticky Situation

For those of you who have stepped in gum and want to relive the experience, behold Kobi Levi’s chewing gum shoes. “The shoe is my canvas,” Levi explains, “The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind.” How long before Katy Perry shows up i…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 11, 2010

An Artist Turns Stripper Shoes Into Planters

Over at Broadsheet, Tracy Clark-Flory shares the amazing work of artist Rachel Mahlke, who turns stripper shoes into … planters. Yep, you heard right. Mahlke removes the strap over the toe portion of a stripper shoe, drills holes in the platform for drainage, and plants it with cacti or succulents. “Each reclaimed stiletto planter, sold…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 26, 2010

These Fiber Optic High Heels Will Light Up Your Toes

Fiber optic shoes? Now that’s something new. Sure, we’ve seen light-up heels before. Strippers have been wearing glow in the dark heels for years, and Rodarte has picked up the glowing shoes trend, too. This time around, Italian designer Francesca Castagnacci has created a high heel outfitted with fiber optics that transform regular pumps into…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 29, 2010

Colorado Candidate Says Vote For Me “Because I Do Not Wear High Heels”

Politicians and stupid remarks go together like 90-degree days and Frappucinos. But you’d hope that in 2010, politicians would know better than to sling mud about each other’s gender. Recently, Jane Norton, a U.S. Senate candidate from Colorado, made the sexist comment that her opponent, Ken Buck, was not “man enough” to criticize her himself…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

Will You Wear Converse Heel-Less Sneakers?

I don’t know if these Converse high heels without heels are real or fake, but they sure are fug. [Pipeline]…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 16, 2010

Advice From A Stripper: How To Wear High Heels

Today’s high heels regularly reach five inches, and platforms formerly reserved for stripper shoes are an honest-to-goodness civilian trend. While the figure-enhancing allure of a higher heel is obvious to this dancer, I’m surprised every time I see a young woman clomping along the sidewalk in a pair of shoes in which she clearly can’t…

By: Bubbles Burbujas / June 28, 2010
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