Bryce Dallas Howard Spends Jurassic World Running in Heels. As One Does

Hello, ladies! Don’t you just hate it when you’re minding your own business, creating genetically modified dinosaurs for your bosses at Dino Entertainment HQ, and one of your mad science projects breaks out of containment, and suddenly you find yourself running frantically through the Costa Rican jungle in your high… »6/10/15 5:30pm6/10/15 5:30pm

Cannes Film Festival Won't Admit Women Wearing Flat Shoes

The Cannes Film Festival is reportedly not allowing women into screenings if they’re wearing flat shoes. I’m not sure I could’ve come up with a better metaphor for sexism in the film industry if I was really, really trying. If you wrote this into a novel about sexism in the film industry, it would seem heavy-handed.… »5/19/15 9:30am5/19/15 9:30am

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 7:15pm10/30/14 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 9:30pm6/18/13 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 2:30pm2/27/13 2:30pm

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 8:01pm10/16/11 8:01pm