Here Is a Map of the United States By Average Heel Height

The online shopping site Gilt employs a Principal Data Scientist, which is unsurprising and probably not that exciting, as far as titles go. However, he decided to find out if certain fashion choices vary by region or if women have certain universal preferences, which makes his job more mildly intriguing. And the … » 10/30/14 7:15pm 10/30/14 7:15pm

Bar Lifts Heels-Only Dress Code After Resounding 'What the Fuck'

A 1920s-themed bar/restaurant in Riverside, California has been receiving tremendous backlash for a policy requiring women to wear high heels. An advertisement for "Pro-[upside-down-A]-bition" (I don't understand the question, and I won't respond to it) reads: "Ladies: No flat shoes or sandals. Must have heels.… » 6/18/13 9:30pm 6/18/13 9:30pm

High Heels Signify Status, Separate the Classy From the Trashy

I don't know about you, but whenever I go shopping for shoes, I'm always stunned by the incredible disproportion of high heels. I'm just gonna guestimate here, but I'll bet 85% of the shoes at the average store are high heels so impractical that most women only wear them on special occasions that involve a lot of… » 2/27/13 2:30pm 2/27/13 2:30pm

Breaking: High Heels Make Your Legs Look Good

You'd better sit down for this one. No, actually you're going to want to stand up, because sitting and getting comfortable in general makes you look like a fatty. The Daily Mail continued its record of journalistic excellence today with a stunning revelation: Wearing high heels makes you look slightly slimmer! We… » 11/03/11 8:54pm 11/03/11 8:54pm

Fashionable Men Are Stepping Out In Women's High Heels

It may seem like one of the perks of being a dude is that no one expects you to contort your foot into a spiky heel for hours on end, but there are some guys who long for Manolo Blahnik to start making shoes in a size 12. According to a New York Times trend piece, high heels for men are totally in right now. Well,… » 10/16/11 8:01pm 10/16/11 8:01pm

Using Jesus, Defiant High Heel-Wearing Woman Defeats Arthritis

Women wear heels for many reasons — to look long-legged, to stand at eye level with taller men, because they have Barbie feet. I, for one, wear heels so that if I'm attacked while walking to or from the train, my footwear can double as a weapon, plus, "My goodness gracious, how do you not break your neck?" is a great… » 10/03/11 4:45pm 10/03/11 4:45pm

Designers, Gisele Will Refuse To Wear Your Insane Ankle-Breaker High…

Balenciaga creative director Nicholas Ghesquière says that when Gisele Bündchen (pictured here in Balenciaga's seasonal campaign), Amber Valletta, and Carolyn Murphy refused to wear his high heels, he decided to design some flat shoes. We're picturing some kind of supermodel superdelegate triad descending on the… » 8/16/11 12:45pm 8/16/11 12:45pm