In the closet of the purists, the wild, the reckless and the enchanted there is the magical and also extreme in women shoe collections. The high heeled shoe in its stretching inches is a torrid and lurid foot commodity. It is worn to suggest, seduce and solicit glamorous adulation.
For trending fashion divas, shoes heels have gone to heights of frightening dimensions. In sexy hot trending shoes on Pinterest, the average shoe heel on display, is above 3 inches. On The View, Sherri Shepherd dons an array of platform and spiked stiletto heels and manages to look charmingly at ease. In the April 2014 O Magazine , Oprah flashes a bright and colorful Nicholas Kirkwood “zigzaggy” 5″ heels on the cover.
If fashion dictates our tastes and defines our choices, then our styles are influenced without rationale and reasoned thought. Women see role models and famous stars and visualize themselves as fashion clones. We want to get the look, as if we were the model wearer of the look, with no regard to detrimental effects.
In the article Where did high heels com from it reads
High heels, though a staple of nearly every woman’s closet these days, aren’t exactly the most reasonably designed footwear. We wobble and slip and turn our ankles on every uneven stone, but refuse to trade them in for more sensible flats and sneakers. Where did these impractical shoes come from?
For the grown and mature me, the senior, at age 58, the agility, fluidity, poise, and shizzle were not in contention. Fashion, style and high heels have always part of my signature profile. A stark betrayal of healthy feet occurred on an overseas travel engagement. Packed in my suitcases were my special occasion 5″ high heeled, fashion dazzling stilettos. For the duration of the 10 days, the feet that I arrived at my destination with, were not shoe showing worthy. They were swollen and nothing I did relieved the pressure.
In my closet are shoe styles that beg for display. They are trendy, colorful, and sexy. They now belong to the artifacts of my shoe collectibles. These relics of my youthful balancing stamina are retired to decorative adornments.
Here are my 10 tips for shoe savvy women in their matured and sexy years
1. Choose heels under 3 inches that are arch supporting,
2. Wear wedges for better balance and posture
3. Select comfort styles
4. Don’t imitate Kim Kardashian, Beyonce or Rihanna, unless you are in it for performance enhancement
5. Always have the backup shoes for the after party
6. Try styles that caress your feet
7. Don’t squeeze your toes
8. Enjoy flats to compliment day to evening wardrobes
9. Wear a half size larger
10. Choose shoes for the understated elegance
Shoes are an essential compliment to style in couture and design. Don’t obscure fashion sensibility with modernity.
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe