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Friday, January 9, 2009

"Vertigo" - Making a case for comfortable designer shoes!

Shoe shopping recently, the height of the heels was enough to send a girl into back spasms or give you nose bleeds. Who the heck is making these shoes and who the heck are they making them for? (All the heels shown in this post are between 3 and 4 inches).

If Christian Louboutin Yoyospina pumps don't do anything for you and Leopard shoes are not your thing, and frankly we are shocked that they are not!, read on.

Christian Louboutin Gigi Kid slingbacks look fairly tame but when you calculate the cost per wear and how many times you will actually wear them, they start looking like a really good buy.

If your shoe Rx calls for a little more comfortable, yet more statement making and a lot more showy, the Christian Louboutin Bebe Fusee slingbacks will most likely fill that prescription.

Then, a little Ferragamo caramel beauty whispered nearby with a normal 3 inch heel and the rest is history (we are now sole mates).

Needless to say, the sale rack was full of all the YSL beauties, the Louboutins, the Jimmy Choos all at half off and nobody was buying. We bet these Givenchy Silver strap sandal's would not stay on the shelves very long.

So as much as these vertiginous babies are gorgeous in print, their reality is exactly not our reality. Even models are falling off these shoes. Let's leave them to Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Victoria Beckham as we remember they all have chauffeurs. Not that we would ever turn down a chauffeur even while wearing a flat shoe!.

We did find one pair of Jimmy Choos (Jimmy Choo Pleasant patent pumps-nice name too) that will take you from the Office to a cocktail and you probably wouldn't mind slipping them right on the next day. Now that's what you want from a shoe, isn't it?.

Flat shoes have their place and their time as do high high heels but there's got to be a safe meeting point at which we can wear comfortable, drop dead sexy shoes and if we don't have large bunions, seriously why not?.

Once the designers figure this out, maybe there won't be endless stacks of gorgeous shoes on the sale racks. While we are on this topic, can someone tell the designers to please add cushion insoles to the shoes, even if they think their shoes are not meant to be comfortable.

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