Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The right shoes for looking slim!

Round-toed shoes can make legs look stumpy by breaking the "line" of your leg.

Wear shoes with pointed toes - heels or flats, it doesn't matter - to create the impression of a longer line (and thus, a longer, slimmer leg).

That's what the women's magazine said! I probably agree to some extent.

But looking at today's shoes, I'm not sure whether our girls will have healthy feet, (look at the tiny point of impact in the centre of the person's heel - all their weight - wonder if they'll get spurs later on in life?) or healthy spines (have you seen how they stand and lean forward when walking?). I guess they're willing to take the risks just to have "fashionable footwear" and must-haves. Take a look at a couple.

OK, yes, we wore stilettos in the "old days", but not quite so high. Oh no. And women even wear this type of shoe driving a car! The mind boggles. Don't they ever think that the heel is going to stick between the accelerator and the floor mat?


  1. Wowsers that is some serious shoe. I don't think I will ever be able to jam my úgly step sister'like feet into anything resembling your pics but one can dream. Thanks for the tip though.
    Amd I agreethat some of the shoes the girls wear nowadays horrify me, the potential for damage to their health is high.

  2. Ah, but we've learned by trial and error! The young women of today have yet to experience the spurs, the bunions, the corns, the stretched calf muscles, the painful spine and so on. But would they listen if we told them? Nah.