Posts tagged "high heels"

Are High Heels Unhealthy?

"Style-conscious women are worse than smokers," declares the Sydney Morning Herald. Why? We sacrifice our comfort and health for high heels and continue to buy them like addicts. (Way to stereotype.) The Herald claims that what's worse is that we don't even know the half of it: Not only are sexy pumps wreaking havoc o…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 19, 2009

Quick Pic: Hobbled Models At Alexander McQueen

One of the many insanely sky-high shoes -- supposedly, the heel is 10 inches -- at Alexander McQueen's aqua-themed runway show. [10/6/09, Paris]…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 7, 2009

The First Lady’s Feet Are Put To The Test … What’s Your Pain Threshold For Heels?

Last night the Obamas hosted a dinner for the G20 summit, and, naturally, Michelle was expertly styled. Reports The New York Times:"Mrs. Obama [wore] a taupe, pink and green patterned cocktail dress with straps. Pink patent leather two-inch heels. Hair pulled back in a full, bouffant faux-ponytail. Long pearl necklace, pearl earrings. No stockings." Aside…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 25, 2009

Wacky Shoes Abound!

Crazy shoes. They're all the rage! Last week, we admired Rodarte's urban glamazon heels that could have been made from leftover parts found at the local mechanic's. Yesterday in Milan, Miuccia Prada debuted a series of Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with a rainbow of heel colors and swinging crystals. Equipped with what looks to…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 25, 2009

Are High Heels Powerful Or Just Oppressive?

This season on the runways, Marc Jacobs made a bold move when it came to footwear. Instead of the normal heels that designers show as part of their collection, he decided that flats are in for spring. Women all over sighed that their feet could take a break from the stilettos, at least according to…

By: Bianca Posterli / September 24, 2009

The Mojito Shoe Takes Minimalist Footwear To New Extremes

"Wait, this is a shoe?" the guys at Gizmodo wonder. Apparently, yes. Created by London-based architect Julian Hakes, the Mojito shoe is barely there footwear for the high-tech minimalist. The heel is made of carbon fiber, which makes it strong and springy; there's rubber on the bottom, I assume to stop slips, and leather o…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 24, 2009

Suri Cruise Plays Dress-Up, People Freak The Hell Out

Oh, damn, you guys, this is gonna be bigger than that time Michelle Obama wore shorts at the Grand Canyon! Apparently, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have been dressing adorable little Suri in, gasp, peep-toe kitten heels! Pictures of the tiny tot are all over the internet, including The Huffington Post, where outraged readers are…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 22, 2009

Feet Too Tired To Wear Heels? Put Them Around Your Neck Instead

High-heeled shoes have gotten pretty artsy lately, with naked goddesses, guns, and even a lack of heel replacing the basic pump. But design duo Azumi and David (A'N'D) have recognized the beauty of the regular ole heel, removed it from its usual companion, the shoe, and hung it on a chain, creating these delightful, tongue-in-cheek…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 6, 2009

Fall Trend Alert: Socks And Pumps!

When it comes to style standards, one thing holds true: There are none. Just when you think you've absolutely mastered all the fashion no-nos, the industry can manage to turn around any look. One fashion faux-pas we were certain about was socks with high heels, which seems like the equivalent of guys wearing socks with…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 19, 2009

But Can You Walk In Them?

Talk about a test-drive. Recent fashion seasons have seen some of the highest heels on record, from Nina Ricci's heel-less high-heels to Rodarte's towering Frankenstein boots. They may be beautiful, but can real women walk to work in the seven-inch stilettos that sent some supermodels spilling on the runways? The ladies at New York's style…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 10, 2009

A British Company Tries To Ban High Heels For “Health” Reasons

One company across the pond is trying to pass a new policy that bans something sexist, dangerous and hazardous to women’s health: high heels. Oh yes, while most people think the British Trade Union Congress should be dealing with labor policies, the mostly male organization is currently tackling Christian Louboutins. They are drafting a ba…

By: Daniela Guernica / August 6, 2009

Crave: Rain Pumps Keep You High And Dry

Here on the East Coast, we've been experiencing a bit of a bummer summer: rain when you least expect it and, well, more rain. And when it's hot and pouring, the last thing we want to do is stick our feet into stuffy Wellies, not to mention lug them to work. Enter the City Slipper…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 30, 2009

How To Wear High Heels Even When You Have Blisters

It's a vicious cycle: You wear your new super hot, strappy high heels and the next day your feet look like they've been in the boxing ring. Then, the only way to wear your shoes again is to protect your wounds with band-aids that slip out of place, or you end up taking them off…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 24, 2009

What To Do When Your Heel Breaks And You’re, Well, Screwed

In the hopes of avoiding lawsuits and the wrath of women everywhere, Charles David just recalled 3,200 pairs of shoes for potentially faulty heels. And thank god, because we've all been there: You're walking down the street, stairs, whatever, in your heels and feeling kind of like the s**t when all of a sudden one…

By: Lily Q / July 10, 2009

André Leon Talley Thinks You Look Like A “Beast” In High Heels

"Designers with an obsession for towering torture chambers, often poorly designed for the well-being of the foot, must get a reality check. I, for one, am over the mania for the high, high heel. Too many career women look like a herd of fashion beasts, aping one another in impractical shoes."Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2009

The Greek Ruins Are Getting Even More Ruined By Stilettos

Sexy stilettos may damage your feet, but they’re also wrecking the ancient marble floors of ancient Greek sites. Apparently, the temples are showing signs of aging worse than Pamela Anderson. "These monuments have a skin that suffers and people must realize that," Eleni Korka, the director of Greek Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, warned. The Culture…

By: Simcha / May 18, 2009

Crave: Navy Patent Pumps

We are suckers for patent round toe pumps. They go with everything and are perfect for work and play. Black, on the other hand, does not always go with everything and can get rather boring anyway. That's why these navy patent pumps are perfect for those days when you need an alternative neutral to compliment…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 10, 2009

10 Facts About Heels, The Shoes You Love (And Also Hate)

They're sexy and flattering. They boost your confidence and your height. They make kissing a tall man easier. Sure, we might hate high heels after wearing them all day, but we'll still put them on the next day. After the jump, 10 notable facts about the amazing, elevating shoe.

By: Catherine Strawn / February 20, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Super High Heels, Expensive Eyelashes, & Snapple

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin announced on Sunday that he plans to produce a pair of 8-inch stilettos, supposedly the highest in mainstream fashion. Among strippers, that height of heel is only average. [HuffPo] Sexual-assault injuries may be harder to detect in darker-skinned women. [Reuters]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 21, 2008

Fashion Slideshow: Colorful Pumps

When it's gloomy and cold outside, I crave color. One of the best ways to spice up any winter outfit -- from a dress with tights to your important business woman's suit -- is a pair of bright, colorful, punchy pumps. No longer should you relegate your footwear to black and brown! Jewel tones are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 5, 2008
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