19 September 2005
It's gotta be the shoes
This particular pair of pumps spawned this amusing interchange:
Jan: "Can you just imagine how gorgeous the gams on the woman who wears these?"
Angi: "Yes, Gorgeous Gams, but I hope she's packing ibuprofen."
Which suggests a scenario: "Should I wear these?" "Oh, by all means. I'll carry the pill bottle." Posted at 7:54 AM to Rag Trade
My wife spent about 10 hours in a pair of medium-high heels a few weeks ago (she was a bridesmaid) and only got feeling back in her pinky toe last week. Methinks there are better ways to attract guys' attention than wearing shoes that cause pain and long-lasting damage.
What pill bottle? I tend to wear at *least* 3 1/2 heels-and my feet are fine.
BTW, those are beautiful shoes, where are they from?
Jan found them; I've left her a note.
Found 'em on Zappos.com. Sorry I didn't write down the name of the designer, but they were in the high heels section (obviously). These look like they have a little more toe room that some of the heels we've been seeing lately.
By the way, they cost $603, which hurts more than mere physical pain.
Thanks, I tend to buy most of my shoes from Zappos; I wear a small size and they're hard to find.
Well, it appears that the women with gorgeous gams really go for this style.
(filing this information away for future reference)
Although I think that whoever invented heels was undoubtedly a male (sadistic, mysogynistic SOB, to say the least)heels do make one's legs look longer, leaner and more shapely. Yes, I have and will continue to wear them and pack the painkillers. However, as maturity (read OLDER and HARDER TO MAINTAIN BALANCE) ensues, I probably should consider "sensible" heels. Consider Mae West.
One woman's "sensible" is another woman's "You think I'm gonna wear that?"
I showed this picture to several women at the shop. In general, the shorter they were, the better they seemed to respond to the shoes, though all of them balked at the price tag.
If I ever see anyone wearing them, I promise to pay close attention indeed.
I have identified these shoes as the Etro 6025, which is described as follows:
- Paint the town red in these beautiful round toe pumps.
- Suede upper and covered heel with Swarovski encrusted ornamentation.
- Lightly padded footbed is lined with metallic leather.
- Leather sole.
- 3½" heel.
Sizes 6 through 10, plus 7½, 8½ and 9½, in Medium width only.
Price is indeed $603.95, though they're offering free shipping through this Friday.
Zappos link here.