Letting go of your Stilettos?

Who can forget the show Sex and the City and its main characters running through the city of New York in their six-inch stilettos?

letting go of your stilettos

For over 20 years, stilettos have been the go-to shoe for most women, whether in club settings or in the office. The thought behind this could be the notion that one’s heels show a sign of power to their male cohorts. One thing noticeable, however, is at some point in a woman’s life, she is going to have to make the inevitable decision to put down those heels in favor of a more comfortable shoe. The sheer fact that the number of women with foot issues is four times more than men, has seemingly been mostly attributed to high heels.

letting go of your stilettos
photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue

There could be lots of reasons for a woman to decide to let go of those stilettos. As fabulous as they are, it probably isn’t practical to wear them all of the time. With heels getting higher and higher these days, a woman’s body has to learn to adapt itself to the constant strain on the feet. This could lead to calluses, bunions, and even weakens ankle muscles over time. This shouldn’t scare anyone because wearing high heels some times will not do much damage, however, it is wise to be cautious.

letting go of stilettos
Manolo Blahnik $955

One look at these stunners could give the highest stilettos a run for their money. Already a hot commodity thanks to Sex and the City the royal blue color will stand out at any formal event.

letting go of your stilettos
Valentino $975

Since their debut in Valentino‘s spring 2011 show, the Rockstud shoe has remained on the wishlist of many fashion loving women. They’re versatile enough to wear in the office but compelling enough to wear front row during fashion week.

So what conclusion can you draw from this information? Of course, stilettos can make anything look sexy and designers will constantly keep that in mind when thinking of new collections. Alternating between flats and heels is the best suggestion we can give in this situation. Failing to do so could possibly leave you with a closet full of amazing designer stilettos that can never be worn again due to your weakened ankles and painful bunions.