of a girl who wear shoes.......
The "Sex and the City" girls are stomping all over the city in their sky-high Manolos once again, and New York's hottest shoe stores are filled with some of the highest heels we've ever seen.
With some measuring almost 5 inches, the real question is, just how far through a regular day can a gal really get in these torture devices?
The allure of a longer leg certainly made it worth a try.
But with a daily commute to the office, dogwalking and a downtown dinner at STK all on my agenda, I hoped I wouldn't liter-ally be falling for sexpot stilettos before the end of the day.
Walking tall, my towering new pumps certainly drew stares while I commuted to the office, though I got more looks of pity than I did of admiration, especially when faced with stairs, sidewalk grates and a complete inability to bust moves any faster than a cautious totter.
As the desire to throw them off for good gained momentum, a blistered toe, curiously achy knees and lower back, and numb toes had me feeling even sorrier for myself.
The verdict? These shoes may indeed be the fast track to glamour on even the most mundane of days. But make sure they're always accompanied by a big enough bag to throw in a pair of emergency flats before you even think about stepping out the door.
8:15 a.m.: WALKING THE DOG. Shuffling along behind an eager pup wasn't much fun for either of us. I had to head home long before my companion was ready.
9:15 a.m.: NOT GOING GRATE New York's sidewalks turned into an assault course, proving stiletto heels and street grates just don't mix (continued...)
Don't let it bring you down
It's only castles burning
Just find someone who's turning
And you will come around.