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

See The Future Of Footwear In The "Invisible Shoe"

Sao Paulo designer Andreia Chaves' "invisible shoes" are covered with mirrors so they blend in with their surroundings. While you might escape accusations of conspicuous consumption while wearing them, you'll still stand out as the lady with no feet. » 1/31/11 1:17pm 1/31/11 1:17pm

Flip-Flops Cause More Foot Problems Than High Heels

Britain's NHS reports that more than 200,000 people need medical treatment every year due to flip-flops; they cause long-term problems including shin splints, weakened tendons and aching toes. The takeaway: we just can't win. » 7/29/10 10:18am 7/29/10 10:18am

Your Choices: Foot Pain, Calf Pain, Or Orthopedic Shoes

A study found women who wear high heels five days a week shorten and weaken their calf muscles, causing pain even when they switch to flats. Easy Spirit, take us away. » 7/16/10 12:32pm 7/16/10 12:32pm

Crocs Save Little Boy's Life

When a 3-year-old British boy got an electric shock from a faulty hairdryer, his Crocs saved his life by stopping the electricity from passing into the ground. That's awesome... but we still won't buy a pair. [Telegraph via Newser] » 6/03/10 9:40am 6/03/10 9:40am

5 Reasons Heels On Kids Are A Bad Idea

Ever since Suri Cruise sashayed into a pap's sight line in a pair of tiny kitten heels, the debate has raged: should little girls wear heels? Here's why not: » 1/15/10 4:30pm 1/15/10 4:30pm

The Dollar May Be Low, But Heels Are High, And Getting Higher

Yesterday's Independent featured a story by Harriet Walker about skyscraper heels. Prompted, of course, by Victoria Beckham making an appearance in spindly 5 inch stilettos. Writes Walker: "Just when you thought heels couldn't get any higher, guess what: they have." This season, Prada, Louboutin and Dior all have… » 7/23/08 12:00pm 7/23/08 12:00pm

Pleasure & Pain

Here in New York City, a man has filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against a strip club after an employee allegedly poked him in the eye with her high heel during a lap dance. Stephen Chang claims he "sustained serious personal injuries" in November when the stripper "suddenly swung around, striking [him] in the… » 3/18/08 10:45am 3/18/08 10:45am

Fashion Writer Wears Fashionable Shoes, Loses Will To Live

Liz Jones (left), a writer for the Daily Mail, may look like a happy person, but she went on a crazy, sadistic mission: to wear eight different pairs of cutting-edge high heels during Fashion Week. All of the shoes were "ankle-breakingly high," with at least a four-inch heel and often a one-inch platform. And Ms.… » 9/20/07 11:00am 9/20/07 11:00am