BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 11, 2013
Ever notice how all “nude” heels are really just the same ambiguous tone that somehow complements only Christina Aguilera's spray-tan? Fortunately, for we lesser beings, legendary designer Christian Louboutin is about to change that. The shoe-guru is launching the “Nudes” collection, featuring five of his most famous designs in five shades that range from a dainty petal to a rich coffee.
“They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette,” said the designer. Read More
Since a study came out about the long term effects of high heels on women's health, I’ve noticed a slew of essays, blog posts, and editorials on the cultural implications of what we choose to put on our feet. After scouring the web for insights, it’s hard to determine exactly how women feel about high heels.
Buzzfeed reports that shoes were used to “immobilize women” starting in Imperial China and the Middle Ages. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 09, 2013
It's fashion week here in New York City, which means scores of ladies dodging from show to show at top speed, all while wearing the highest of heels. Though I haven't seen anyone get stuck in a grate or fall on their face quite yet, I am sure the scowls of models and fashion editors as they scurry down the sidewalk aren't just a result of eating nothing but a piece of kale in the past week. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 22, 2013
Ladies' footwear is inextricably linked to your educational success at this particular college. Apparently. Tajikistan's State Pedagogical University is now mandating that all women attending the school must wear high heels, not to exceed four inches. TSPU's head of university, Abdujabbor Rahmonov, established the new rule, declaring it would "cultivate a more polished image for the student body." And yet male students' personal attire choice is not regulated in any way. Surprise, surprise. Of course, we all know that only women need to worry about how polished their image is. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 22, 2013
Start with a pump-style shoe with a 4" heel or higher (ours is the Mixx Rosemary Green Patent Pump, from lulus.com); any lower, and you won’t be able to see the design underneath very well. To add spikes, first use a wipeable marker to mark dots on the back of the shoe where you want each spike to be. (Note that the spikes should be placed only in the shoe’s upper; you don’t want to drill into the actual heel.) You can use a variety of different screw-back spikes—ours ranged from 3/8" to 1"—which you can find at bead or trimming shops. Read More