I came across this great article today in the Wall Street Journal Online.
“Women Fall Head Over Heels for Shoe Makers’ Arch Designs.” Did you know Salvatore Ferragamo invented the stiletto or that two models actually fell down at Prada’s Spring 09 show in Milan? Fell down! In the past, most designers have topped out at 5 inches, but this year many have added a 6-, even 7-inch heel to their collections. Oy! And I thought my 3-inch heels were painful. So, I ask. How much is too much when it comes to heel height? There are those days, I know, when it’s impossible to muster enough energy to put anything on but a cute and comfy ballet flat. But heels do add that extra oomph to your image, that extra embellishment. They slim the legs and overall physique. And they just look too-darned sexy!
But when do they get to be not so sexy anymore? When you can’t actually walk in them and you look like you’re about to fall face forward stumbling to your car in the parking lot? When you get home and find you have huge blisters all over the balls of your feet? Trust me, heels may be sexy, but once you reach a certain height (4 inches?) is it really worth that extra pain?
[Christian Louboutin via Barneys.com]