|High-heeled footwear are shoes which raise the heel of the wearer's foot significantly higher than the toes.
When both the heel and the toes are raised equal amounts, as in a platform shoe, it is not considered to be a "high-heel".
Women often wear them because the tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, slender and more toned legs.
High-heels come in a wide variety of styles, and the heels are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump, block, tapered, blade, and wedge.
This bold but most extraordinary shoe on the left was designed by John Galliano
|Salvatore Ferragamo (1898 – 1960) was an Italian shoe designer which created this high heel in the thirties.
He worked with many Hollywood stars in the 1920s, before returning to Italy to found the eponymous company making unique hand-made footwear.
His creative and scientific approach to shoes lead to countless innovations such as the wedge heel and cage heel.
Ferragamo's company is still supported by film stars and celebrities, which hence has evolved into a luxury goods empire around the world.
|Don't know how to properly walk in these high heels?
This video by Legworkdvd.com teaches you how to walk in these kinds of shoes sexy and sassy…their points:
1.) Stand up straight with your chest reaching to the sky, this will give the impression of confidence and counterbalance the weight shift from wearing heels.
2.) Engage the lower abs will activate the lower back which helps stabilization.
3.) Relax to the hips and knees which will help you glide through the foot.
This should do the trick to walk with grace and confidence in high heels, although it's probably still not really healthy…
For all fans, hard but true: Crocs are the ugliest shoes ever!
Crocs is a U.S. footwear brand that has found a fan base in Japan and other countries both among parents and children for its supposedly comfortable and flexible material that can easily grip onto surfaces.
Everybody who is not blind and really honest can however see immediately how dramatically ugly these sandals in fact are. But incredible as it is, they are not only unbelievably hideous, they are also dangerous:
The Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation has issued a public warning regarding the safety of wearing the offensively ugly plastic shoes on escalators.
The government urged people to be careful while wearing the popular Crocs clogs or imitations on escalators after 40 people were said to have their shoes caught, with one little girl injured. A consumer safety group reported 40 incidents in which people, mostly children, had Crocs stuck on escalators from late August until early this month.
One five-year-old girl broke her middle toe and three of her toenails were ripped off after her shoe was stuck on the moving stairs, said the group. Six other people were mildly injured including children as young as two, it said. The remaining 33 people reported that their shoes were damaged. (Meaning these ugly sandals are not as robust as advertisement suggests!)
See what Maddox from Thebestpageintheuniverse.net has to say about Crocs sandals:
"When I see people wearing Crocs, I know immediately that we have nothing in common, and that we could never be friends or have any meaningful kind of relationship. They come in every color imaginable yet look bad with every other article of clothing ever created. The only thing that goes with Crocs is social ostracism.
When it comes to shoes, there are usually three deciding factors: quality, price, and style. Some shoes are cheap and stylish, but poor quality, while others are stylish and durable, but expensive.
Crocs usually go for $30-$60, which doesn't sound like much for a shoe, until you consider that what you're really paying for are melted pellets squirted into a cast-iron mold in some province in China. Crocs have the rare combination of being expensive, poor quality, and ugly. It's quite a feat for one shoe to suck this bad.
People who wear Crocs go on and on about how comfortable they are, and how it's supposedly odor resistant because it's made out of some kind of anti-bacterial foam. Great point, dipshits! You know what else it's resistant to? You getting laid."
Ihatecrocsblog.blogspot.com has this to say about the horrible Crocs sandals:
- Scrapbooking housewives embrace the most hideous hot pink variation of the shoe. Do I want to be associated with that demographic? Will my shoes make me give bad first impressions?
- You do walk funny in them.
- The sizing is odd – they run large because the shoes stretch out as you break them in.
- You get pebbles, mulch, and dirt inside your shoes constantly.
- The Crocs site advises you to "treat your feet to a new pair" once the tread is worn out.
This a nice way of saying that once you have worn them to death, you will lose any traction once the shoes get wet. Some friends and I have almost wiped out on tile floors thanks to wet, treadless crocs.
- And now for the weirdest Crocs story ever – they may be "anti-microbial" but they also absorb odors. After filling up my parent's car with gas like the good daughter I am, I discovered that some gasoline residue on the pavement had seeped into the bottom of my shoes.
The Crocs reeked of Exxon-Mobil so badly my mom banished them from the house. Several hosings, scrubbings, and nights on the front porch didn't help. Finally, after a day or so of running around campus, the smell was gone. But now I have to watch where I step at the gas station.
Maybe this testimonial says it all about the peculiarities of Crocs-fan's which is an insult to our sense of aesthetics…:
Hi, I'm an English teacher who has two jobs. I live in Puerto Rico where the weather is warm all year round. I found that the Beach model is just perfect. Practically to perspiration and all comfort. I just bought it after getting the Athens, hey; I'm a beach boy!
Christian Arvelo (Hatillo, PR)
|Fortunately, the stock market reflects this attack on our healthy sense of aesthetics and human dignity:
Since November 2007 the Crocs, Inc. stock (symbol: CROX) were tumbling – and currently, October 2014 the shares still fluctuate around the mark of only 12 dollars.
Yes, Crocs are fugly! (Fucking ugly)
And finally, can you stand this…: