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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 you, though — in the pocketbook. These 5 and a 1/2-inch heels are $398. [I Don't Like Mondays] Keep reading »

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 seen staggering about in and sometimes falling in around the globe. First, the shoe facts. The boots are made by Noritaka Tatehana, they cost $6,500, and the invisible heel is nine-inches tall. One of the other women who tried on the pair took a spill, and Davis needed assistants to make sure she didn’t fall and crack open her skull. Her conclusion? These boots aren’t easy to walk in, but they sure are show stoppers. [StyleList] Keep reading »

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 of flat shoes. Basically, I got Mariah Carey, the high-heel queen, to put on some flats. And this is amazing. I’m going shoe shopping today, needless to say, to buy you some flat shoes.”

Nick Cannon dished on his radio show on Friday about Mariah Carey‘s shoe wardrobe. The best part was when Mariah called in to say that she did in fact own a pair of flats—a pair of Dior ski boots. These two do know that the phrase is “barefoot and pregnant,” right? We say she should pull a Britney and skip shoes altogether. [People] Keep reading »

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 in these? [The Daily What] Keep reading »

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 individually, costs in the ballpark of $55 to $80,” Creative Loafing reports. But why stiletto planters? The description for this one says it’s “a stark reminder of how hard it is to … well, to be a woman.” We’re not going to argue with that. [Broadsheet] Keep reading »

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 illuminated show-stoppers. So how’d she do it? “Utilizing new technologies in advanced textile creation, Castagnacci wove delicate fiber optic materials and LEDs throughout the shoes, creating a work of art that’s absolutely otherworldly,” Pipeline reports. We want video. [Pipeline] Keep reading »

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 and instead had others do his dirty work. Then yesterday at a fundraiser, Buck sniped back with a remark about Norton’s femininity — by way of her footwear. When an audience member asked the Colorado cowboy why he deserved their votes, Buck responded, “Why should you vote for me? Because I do not wear high heels.”

In other words, because he’s not a woman. Or maybe a transvestite. But we think he meant a woman. Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 walk. There’s a learning curve to graceful perambulation in high heels, and some gals try to leap from one-inch kitten heels to five-inch spikes without giving themselves a chance to learn how to walk the walk. It’s no surprise there’s a class that’ll teach you how to walk in heels, but if you can’t spend a week in hooker-heel class, you can still use my pointers. For me, it’s a job skill, seeing how I’m often wearing nothing but spike-heeled platforms. Keep reading »

Warning: Don’t Wear Heels When You’re Preggers!

In addition to gaining weight, pregnant women have to deal with swelling feet and an expanding wardrobe to match their expanding bellies. But while fashion sense doesn’t have to change, it seems shoe choice really should. During pregnancy, it’s extremely important that women support their lower back, ankles, and muscles, but unfortunately most shoes are not created to do this — especially not high heels. That means if you’re ready to welcome a new baby into the world, your ballet shoes, flip-flops, heels, and flat sandals need to go to the back of the closet in favor of supportive shoes that will cradle your foot. Despite warnings and repeated reminders, women are still slipping their expanding pregnant feet into high heels and risking their health and muscles for fashion. Here’s an idea: Think of the new required footwear as an excuse to wear comfortable shoes for nine months. Teresa Giudice, are you listening? [BBC] Keep reading »

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