bySonu BohraJul 30, 2015 #FbPicks 7 Likes
I should preface that I’ve never really been much of a heels person; mostly because I’ve never quite learned how to walk in them. Heels weren't really something I thought of very much, save for the occasional Manolo Blahnik fantasy spurred by Sex and the City. I enjoy fashion in my inconspicuous flats, sue me!
So my story stems from the humble idea of comfort. As a girl in the world of fashion, it’s often considered a faux pas. But then again the world has always been unfair like that. I don’t want to bore with the gender bias and societal pressures women face; everything from stilettos to the size zero and the high-gap. Popular culture reiterates this prominent debate. In fact, even the most mainstream fairytale seals the deal with her knight in shinning armour with a pair glittery heels NOT flats. Consider sneakers as an option, they’d certainly be easier to hop on to that horse.
Here’s my plea for flats:
Haute couture is infamous for been more provocative than practical. Stiletto high heels are more provocative, remember when supermodel Naomi Campbell tripped and fell on the runway while modeling Vivienne Westwood's Super Elevated Gillie heels. And, while many designers have great marketing tools that, “people say they're bad for the feet but they're good for the mind. What's more important.” Umm... maybe my back! Unfortunately, we are almost always powerless against these gimmicks and trendsetting tools.
As time move on, fashion evolves. In this cyclical journey in the big bad world of fashion ‘ugly shoes’ are making a comeback. Slides, sneakers, sandals, even chunky floaters are the latest fashion rage. But can they actually compete with 3"- 4"-5" high heels? Or are we pitted against the growing capitalist world since the fashionistas (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsens) can make anything desirable.
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