Insanely High Heels: 12 Pairs That Are Absolutely Worth Falling For

12 Aug

(Source: CNN) (CNN) – When most women put on a pair of high heels, they’re thinking about fashion and not their feet. High heels may look good, but what they’re doing to our feet is anything but pretty. “High heels can cause stress fractures, tendonitis, all types of bone spurs, and encourage bunion and hammertoe formation,” said Dr. Jacqueline Sutera. It can also affect other parts of the body.

Scroll down for video… Still got it: Sharon Stone showed she is still the femme fatale of Hollywood as she strode through an outdoor mall in Los Angeles, California on Thursday The Basic Instinct star was at The Grove shopping mall as the guest of honour at the final stage of the Kiehl’s Ride for amfAR event. The cause no doubt provided the actress an incentive to reach the end to the motorcyclists who have been riding for nine days from Seattle to raise money for AIDS research. Tasked with collecting the donation from the cosmetics company, Sharon made sure to dress very business-like while still putting her sexy spin on her look. Putting in the work: The star has been working hard in the gym and proudly showed off her muscles Sharon donned a tight black high-waisted skirt with a black high-necked mesh top which revealed her black bra.

Never mind that high heels come chock full of baggagetheyre hard to walk in, they pinch our feet, they force our bodies to contort in ungodly (and often detrimental) ways, but yet we wear them anyway. READ: Bye-Bye Blisters: Love Your Shoes and Wear Them, Too Interestingly, our perception of whats acceptable for a heel height has changed massively during the past decade. In the early 2000s, a three-inch heel was considered high, while now, most women dont balk at a shoe that teeters on a five or-six-inch heel. And while a plethora of fashion reports have asserted that heel heights may have reached their peak (probably because, topping out at six inches, theres nowhere to feasibly go but down), that doesnt mean women are any less enamored with sky-high heels. In fact, a New York Times story that ran earlier this summer looked at womens love for designer shoes, and noted that many are more than willing, it seems to shell out hundreds upon hundreds of dollars to own a pair of status shoes from heel-masters like Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo , and Manolo Blahnik, as well as those designed by a glossy new guard of It shoe designers such as Charlotte Olympia and Tabitha Simmons . So, why this adoration for heels?

The Suri Effect: How sales of little girls’ high heels have skyrocketed thanks to Little Miss Cruise’s mini-me style

Rusty Katz is the manager of childrens shoes at Lesters, a chain of childrens department stores in New York . He says he cant keep wedge and kitten heels for little girls in stock because theyre so popular. Girls love shoes, Katz said. Good Morning America caught up with Katz when visit here he showed Sara Berman and her 8-year-old daughter, Talia, some Steve Madden wedges. He called them falls hottest trend. Skechers Under Fire for Daddy$ Money Sneakers Roughly half the styles in Steve Madden Kids spring/summer collection have an elevated sole, and the shoes are in great demand at Gap Kids and Target stores nationwide.

High Heels for Girls Trend Raises Concerns

‘Girls want to emulate mom more, and parents are letting kids experiment with dressing up more,’ he explained. On trend: Brands including Steve Madden Kids (left, $54.95) and GapKids (right, $11.99) have jumped on the bandwagon, producing kids-sized footwear that resembles adult styles Copycats: ‘Girls want to emulate mom more, and parents are letting kids experiment with dressing up more,’ explained Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst at NPD (left, wedge sandal for $48.95; right, kitten heel for $49.95) Katie Holmes echoed that sentiment when she defended her daughter’s fondness for heels. ‘She, like every little girl – she loves my high heels,’ the actress told Access Hollywood in November 2009. ‘They are actually ballroom dancing shoes for kids. I found them for her and she loves them.’ The craze for kid-sized adult fashion extends beyond the shoe closet; indeed, last month Burberry launched a Mini-Me collection featuring exact replicas of adult clothing. ‘You’re basically giving the green light to going full speed on to womanhood’ But some, including Dr Shari E Miles-Cohen, senior director of the Womens Programs Office at the American Psychological Association, have claimed that letting young girls dress like adults sends the wrong message.


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