Thursday, December 17, 2009

Heels and Uneven Floors do NOT Mix!

I was in Las Vegas last weekend and had to walk from the hotel to the convention center. The path for the 20 minute walk was a floor that was uneven, shinny, super smooth and made to look like cobblestone. It was TORTURE! Certainly not designed by a woman or even with women in mind. I struggled with each step of my kitten heels (1 1/2 inch) and worried about all the women that tried to walk this walk in real heels!

It brought me back to my trip to Prague and the cobblestone streets which were even difficult to navigate in sneakers!

I think its time more women designed walk ways, shoes and maybe even cities!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Those Skinny Heels

I have dreamed of skinny for years.

Skinny legs, skinny thighs - but never again of skinny heels! I recently slipped while wearing a pair of skinny heeled shoes (not too high, mind you) and sprained my knee. Okay, I'll admit it - I actually slipped TWICE before deciding not to wear them again!

The thinner the heel, the more unstable the shoe, regardless of the heel height. Slipping on smooth surfaces is an easy thing to do. Wider, chunkier heels can be just as appealing as the skinny heels and a lot safer to walk in.

If you must wear that favorite pair of shoes that happen to have a skinny heel, please make sure the very bottom of the heel is not worn out as this will really cause you to slip! Have your shoe maker replace the heel and ask them to use a slightly thicker material in the process. Your knees will thank you later!