Of course… who hastn’t done this? I confess to bring my fab shoes on a bag to go through public transport and my 1 hr trip to work, then pull on my pumps as soon as my office comes near enough. Otherwise, it would be impossible to wear them, and they make my legs look fantastic!!!
Great shoes! And i always find platform heels to be very, very comfortable. Because they have height in the front as well as the back, they are very easy to walk in for the whole day. Actually, I don’t find ballerina flats to be very comfortable at all. But flats certainly can be pretty. The lovely shoes with the bow you can tell would be comfortable, as they don’t have too high an arch.
can see the humor and have always commented on fashionistas toting a pari of sensible pair of flats .. guess marketing plans worked .. sell these platforms and will sell twice the amount of shoes .. am part of the platform wearing club^^
Oooooh I’m so exited to be here Scott!
The golden shoes (and black jeans legs) are mine :)
I remember so well when you shoot us.. and well, this pics are amazing, really!
See you at next Milan Fashion Week :)
Fascinating look, but probably not worth it. Ruining your feet (or breaking your ankles in several places) is like having to wear uncomfortable shoes for the rest of your life, with no spare flats in your bag. No one admires a woman who is always wincing.
Great pictures. The heels are really cute. I didn’t dare walk around the cobble stoned roads of Paris wearing heels. but I did enjoy people watching and seeing what everyone was wearing in one of the most fashionable cities in the world.
At first glance, I thought they were taking off their beautiful shoes. Now I’m not so sure. With careful study of the photos I still think they are taking them off. What’s the story here? I love your photos, they are a daily inspiration.
I can’t wait to hear what these women say after they’ve suffered years of foot pain that won’t go away after a night’s rest–not just walking, but sitting, standing, lying in bed. Throbbing, aching, burning pain. Having to pay for foot surgeries to fix bunions, pinched nerves, strained or torn ligaments that won’t heal. Unable to go to a museum or sightseeing for more than an hour. I’m not yet 30 and I’ve had to deal with this. Tell me Scott, can you imagine your long hours of shooting, watching fashion shows, and traveling around the world when every step hurts?
Team Flats indeed. I will never wear heels like this–it’s not worth it. Promoting shoes like this as the height of fashion and femininity makes me sick.
I’ve just been shopping with my mum. We had a loevely day, but she can’t walk far so the going is always slower than we’d both like. She lives with pain, and with limited mobility because of her damaged feet. She has has been this way for as long as I can remember. M
y grandmother the same. Does my mum think the stilletoes she wore during her twenties were worth it? She’d laugh in your face… But if you’d asked her at the time, she’d have said ‘so worth it’… Take care beautifl ladies – the face if a woman in pain is rarely beautiful. And neither is orthopeadic footwear.
Orthopedic surgeons sit patiently waiting for the lovely bunions, hammer-toes and mallet-toes that will grace so many feet that now glory in super high heeled shoes. But then, they have the right to earn a dollar or two.
prompted by this wonderful photo, I just did some simple research on the history of the high heel shoe – fun and interesting stuff! Sartorialist, might I suggest you consider doing a little piece on that? the history of the high heels that are a staple in fashion? could be a fun little post for you, I imagine… or, have you already done it?
cheers from Tahoe (where the street fashion just doesn’t cut it…)