Some positive news for accident-prone New Yorkers who love heels: Those annoying subway sidewalk grates that you either have to walk around, teeter over, or risk slipping into are getting a stiletto-friendly makeover.
This summer, Jurassic World enraged shoe-wearers nationwide after it depicted Bryce Dallas Howard’s type-A character running away from loose, cranky dinosaurs in stilettos.
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…
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.…
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 …
As a fashion object and symbol, the high heel shoe is weighted with meaning. It's also weighted with the wearer's entire body weight. The stiletto might be one of the only designs that is physically painful but has somehow has persisted for centuries.
Sky-high heels are finally getting their own museum exhibit! Visit and contemplate all the ways you could grievously injure yourself while wearing them.
The last episode of Sex And The City aired in 2004, but thanks to two movies and The Carrie Diaries it never really ends, does it? The line between Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Bradshaw continues to blur now that we're thisclose to SJP launching her own shoe line.
What would New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg wear if he were a woman? is a question that has probably kept zero thousand people awake at night, but regardless, here's the answer you haven't been waiting for.
Great news! Your feet are fucked. And so are mine, and so are that lady's over there, and so are all the feet of all humans who've ever fallen prey to the allure of a fucking gorgeous high heeled shoe. Upside: If we're all fucked then we might as well look amazing.
We all know that high-heeled shoes aren't great for the feet, but what exactly are those shoes doing to wearers' bones? Orthopedic researchers are now using a 3D-scanner to get a better look inside the feet of the high heel fan.
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.…
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…
From the late 16th Century until the early 18th, high heels were a men's fashion, and then a unisex fashion trend in Europe. Then, slowly, high-heeled shoes fell out of favor for men. As the BBC reports, the story of how heels became popular and why is one of Orientalism, gender, power, and privilege.
More women are chipping away at their feet — a shortened toe here, a completely amputated pinky there — so they can prance around in spindly heels with ease.
Participants in Glamour high heels race run to the finish in downtown Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Participants of thehigh heel run were challenged to race 50 meters in stilettos of at least 9 cm (2.54 inches). (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
Are you overdue for a reminder that your high-heeled shoes are nothing more than pretty, pretty evidence of your status as a quisling to your sex? Well, the Chicago Tribune has an op-ed about the horribleness of heels and the women who wear them.
Are you one of those people who wears high heels so much that you put them on to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Well then you might want to send a note of apology to your calves, because you could be fucking them up big time.
Hemlines are so over. The latest way to chart economic trends via women's fashion is farther south: heel height.
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…