“Walking on high heels, soaking up life”

Hot or Not?

Throughout the centuries our feet have been mercilessly abused to reflect current trends, the wearer's status and economic position. Poor Geishas had to squeeze their toes into tiny (and almost impossible to walk in) wooden plateaus (all back on the runway this year thanks to Mrs. Prada), our aristocractic early 19th-century sisters couldn’t even walk outside with their paper-thin slippers of brocade, and its been proven that evolution-wise wearing shoes (am not even talking heels here!) has resulted in less bone growth, resulting in shorter, thinner toes.

However: shoes have always been an extravagance not only reflecting social history, but a personal record of our lives. So I am wondering what Mrs. Philo had in mind when she presented her fluffy, completely fur covered heels this season, sending us visually straight back to ancient (cave man) times where we used to pick our noses in front of a camp fire (there’s a Flintstone-joke in here somewhere).

Certainly your feet will be kept warm and cosy (a plus considering the temperatures in Europe), wearing her runway 2013 creation, but they will also look like a Daisy-Duck-leg clone, tempting PETA-activists to go horizontal to spray your $4,750 mink purchase. So I am really interested in your opinions ladies: Would you wear them? What do you say... Hot or Not?

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Today’s shoes are Céline

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