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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 »

Electric Guitar Shoes Are The Perfect High Heels For Sexy Headbangers

This is the world’s first-ever wireless electric guitar shoe, and it was created by Siberian-born designer Max Kibardian and Hangar for girl band Chicks on Speed. They call it an “e-shoe,” for short. As A Shaded View on Fashion notes: “the contemporary beatified woman can amass her own power tools, or so it seems.” [Pipeline] Keep reading »

The New Extracurricular Activity: Learning How to Walk In Heels

Normal after-school activities include sports teams, dance lessons, and maybe a language class, but Chyna Whyne, a former backup singer, is switching up everyone’s preconceived notions and offering a six-week “Sexy Heels In The City” course for 16-year-old students at South Thames College in Wandsworth, Tooting, and Merton in South London. Every Monday night, classmates come together to strut around, learn the how-tos of stiletto walking, and practice pre-shoe-wearing exercises to stave off late-night foot pains. Chyna legitimizes the need for the class by saying, “At some point, girls from the age of 15 upwards will start wanting to wear high heels. The point, if it’s going to happen, the earlier younger ladies learn how to walk in heels, the better it’s going to be in the long run — with business and social lives. The statistics of women with shoe-related injuries and foot problems are unbelievable high.” At the end of the program, the girls put on a runway show on Liverpool Street’s Broad Gate Tower to show off their new pride and stiletto skill. Though some may see this as a frivolous class, if I could learn how to exercise my feet so they wouldn’t kill after hours of wearing heels, I’d sign up. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

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