Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for...Shoes



Shoes, gotta love 'em.

I know, they are absurd.  What is so wonderful about painful and yet enticing shoes?

Killer Heels?  That is what they are:  high heels kill the back, arch the neck, hyper-extend the knees, shortens the calf muscles, lends to twisted ankles, and puts SEVEN TIMES as much stress on the foot as a low heel shoe.

The Ladies Home Journal, March 2012, contained an article to sliced into the high heel lovers, clearly laying out what these devilish-yet-lovely shoes do to a woman. 

Okay, you've been warned. 


Here is a site to check out if you are not convinced that those red stilettos in the closet are deadly weapons:

http://www.ivanhoe.com/smartwoman/p_swstory.cfm?storyid=29015

And, for your pleasure, here are some of those weapons:


Who wouldn't want Nike air?


This is my favorite. I wore it to Delores' bash party for Gary aka klahanie.

16 comments:

  1. As girly as I can get, when it comes to shoes, I am firstly looking for something comfortable. I can't stand stilettos!

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  2. Wow - what wonderful shoes. I love cool shoes - but whenever I have tried to wear them my sensibilities win out. Sad to say I am not almost entirely a Dansko clog woman. Once you go clog - you realize every other shoe is actually evil to your feet.

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  3. They are nice to look at! I never was a high heel lady - killers for sure.

    Just give me a flat, comfortable shoe and I'm hooked for life!

    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

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  4. I used to love my high heels but I haven't worn them in over 10 years.

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  5. Ah, I love shoes! I have way too many pairs of shoes, and my daughters have grown up thinking that to have shoes in every color is the norm! They are probably the only college girls who actually have at least one bin of shoes to haul back and forth . . . you never know which shoes will be best for which situation! :)

    However, I leave the heels to my oldest. I can't wear them anymore, and live in Clarks, Ecco, etc these days! I'm going sandle shopping today, as some of my former favorites are just too worn out for this season!

    PS ~ Thanks Susan, for your helpful hints on the posts via email! I have succeeded, thanks to your willingness to keep me at it!

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  6. I still love 'em like I used to. But now I leave 'em.

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  7. My one whole pair of sneakers might back people peel over from their smell, that could be a weapon too right?..haha...but yeah I can see how they'd be a weapon.

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  8. might be rocking some tomorrow--only because my pants are too long--some really cute ones you showed

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  9. One of my high school Gym teachers in the 1950s never wore a uniform. She always wore these spiked heels. One day for some reason she wore the uniform and gym shoes, and she walked stooped over (and she was a young woman, probably age late 30 or early 40. I still smile when I see her in my mind. This cute post brought back this memory. Thanks, Susan! And thanks for stopping by. Yes, isn't Singin' in the Rain one of the best-ever movies?!
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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  10. Flat comfortable shoes every time. I look at the stilettos and see pain rather than beauty. One of my partner's aunts was so addicted to heels (a tiny woman) that she insisted that all her shoes had them, right down to her slippers. And at the time of her death (aged 92) she was still wearing heels every day.

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  11. I used to wear heels back in the day...
    Nowadays, the high-heeled wedges are the only comfortable high shoes that I can bear... but not for too long either...
    some stunning shoes in the pictures!

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  12. Those shoes are awesome. I still sort of wish i could wear those stilettos. Not any more though.. And not for so long that i think I'd fall over if I tried to walk. I might be able to stand up - just.

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  13. Gorgeous shoes. I love shoes. Of course, I can't wear heels like that, but boy I wish I could!

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  14. There is something magical about a pair heels, particularly red. My heels are used as decoration for my room now, I've never been one for wearing them of a regular basis, but on occasion, when I want something special.

    My little sister who is a jeans and a football shirt sort of girl most of the time boasts many more pairs of very high heels than I do. Maybe it's because she is just over 5 foot whereas I'm 5'7'' but her shoe collection is gorgeous. Luckily for me, despite our height difference we have the same size shoe!

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  15. when i was only 18, I had an accident with a drop down desk top. I broke my little toe and for some reason, it hurt terribly when i wore heels, but i was ok in regular shoes after it healed. I went to a podiatrist a few years later when it was still giving me grief and he said, without surgery, you can never wear heels again. WOOHOOO that made my day. I love flats they feel good. They make me feel confident, coordinated and strong. The only way I like the heels you are showing in these pictures are in pictures. It makes me sad to see young women wearing them because they are so dangerous and it renders them unable to run and cavort.

    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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  16. This post sure is bringing your readers out of the shoe closet. I had to drop out of the challenge because my adaptor cord is frayed. I cant type a whole post on this lik tablet and no one else here will reveal their computer pw to me. I have a reputation for hogging while blogging and getting nasty viruses.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!