Gladiator High Heel Collection

Some hate them, others love them and I simply adore the gladiator heels. To be fair, I can't stand flat gladiator shoes, but add some heels to them and I'm in love. What I really like is that many designers are creating even more of these types of heels. Proving that they are not an overnight fad, and will continue to stick around for a while.

Manolo Blahnik at ShopStyle

Higher Heels During A Recession?

High heel shoes continue to go up in height, but have you noticed that as people lose their homes and jobs, that women are wearing more heels that are higher than ever? This is very according to Conventry Telegraph.

According to their article, since the 1930's, it has been easy to predict economic disasters based on the types of high heel shoes that women wear. And thanks to the styles, they may have predicted our most recent recession.

What does high heels have to do with financial nightmares? Well, according to article, cheaper but taller heels, help the wearer to feel less depressed during the recession.

Is there anything that high heel shoes can't do?

Source: Conventry Telegraph

Blame Foot Pain on High Heel Wearing Celebs

Once again foot problems and high heels are in the news. If you follow the issue, then you will recall that every few months, a podiatrist will make the rounds in newspapers all over the globe, complaining that injuries are on the rise due to high heels.

Fair enough. However, its the part about it being the fault of celebrities in particular Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Beyonce Knowles, as well as Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen that has me seeing red.

Victoria Beckham

It's no secret that Victoria Beckham practically lives in her high heels, but thats her business. Any ankle, leg and back problems that arise from too much heel wearing will affect her, not me, not you. As she teetered around in a pair of Antonio Berardi heel-less platform shoes and heel-less thigh high latex boots, I simply wondered if they were comfortable. I did not think that I just had to have them, and if I broke something wearing them, then its obviously Mrs. Beckham's fault.

We usually see Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wearing high heel shoes that are bigger than they are, but there are no captions that say we have to wear what they wear.

Beyonce Knowles continuously changes up her fashion and when her recent album "I am Sasha Fierce" came out, there were many publicity shots, including this one that featured Beyonce clad in a leotard and high heeled ballet shoes. Very pretty, but they are not exactly practical for every day use. And lets not forget the Lego heels Beyonce sported that seem to be equally loved/hated by many.

Like Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton is almost always wearing high heel shoes, and she has also been photographed with what looks to be bunions on her size 11 feet. Far from telling you that you need to be wearing the same shoes as her, doesn't this seem like a great ad as to why you should avoid prolonged use of high heels?

My point is this, celebrities are used to sell a lot of products, but its up to you to buy them. And no one is forcing you too. So when your limping your way into the podiatrist, remember that your not a child, and high heel wearing celebrities did not force you to wear heels until you damaged your feet.

Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B Heels

I'm not a huge fan of Gwen Stefani's fashion but I do love a lot of outfits and shoes in her clothing line L.A.M.B. I especially love these high heel pumps. The thin heel and clunky toe, adds style to this classic shoe, but the dual buckles is what really makes it a must have for my high heel collection.
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