When I was a child, I can still remember my Mom would always wear her favorite 3 or 4 inches high heels to gain a little height, have a more appealing silhoutte and improve her posture.

But from my observation on the recent fashion weeks, shoes have become taller with 5 to 6 or even 7-inch heels and platforms. Aside from the height, the shoes have become expensive also. They range from $100 versions sold by Steve Madden to between $600 and $1,500 from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marni, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin. They come in an various shapes too such as spiky stilettos, tapered cones, sloping wedges and thick wooden posts.

The heels are becoming disastrous to many. During Prada's spring 2009 fashion show, two models fell down on the runway while others stumbled as they walked in high shoes designed by Miuccia Prada.

But instead of rejecting the extreme heels, many women can't seem to get enough of them. Checkout some of the skyscrapers shoes as seen on the runways.

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high heels said... @ October 17, 2008 at 9:52 PM

From my perspective, towering high heels are a bit ridiculous. High heels between 3-5 inches are more than fine and quite likely very sexy. Anything over five inches just looks stupid. I'm not fan of platforms so anything more than one inches looks dumb. I've never liked stripper heels and now it looks like they've taken them out of the clubs and into the streets. Then again I like women women in high heels. I don't like low heels on women at all so there is a bit of hypocrisy I suppose.

dontcare said... @ May 12, 2009 at 1:27 AM

Definitely, the higher and thinner the heel the better!!! They slim your calves and make your butt look amazing. Why not wear them?
If you know how to walk in them, they are cute, and match your outfit, then you should go for it and have some fun!
Shoe crazed

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