Friday, February 23, 2007

I see ya baby

‘Clip-clop-clop, Clip-clop-clop,
Over the tiles, her feet were petite,
But you heard her for miles!'
The Spring Maid (1910) by Robert B Smith

Heels have a certain fascination, whether it is Dorothy's ruby red shoes with the power to take her home, or Cinderella's glass slipper left on Prince Charming's doorstep, or Marilyn Monroe's classic white stilettos, the high heel is fashion's crown jewel.

“Nothing has been invented yet that will do a better job than heels at making a good pair of legs look great. Or great ones look fabulous. “
Stuart Weitzman

High heels it seems in popular romanticism are poetry for the feet and candy for the eyes. A fine pair of heels starts with the clicking sounds on wooden floors that herald the approach of mum to what every women wants from Barbie's wedding dress to a date with Ralph Finnes (sic yuck!). A true rite of passage, whether it is the school prom, the first date, or the first job interview, heels bridge that invisible gap from child to adult. Heeled shoes flatter the foot, make the legs look longer and leaner, and pitch the pelvis into a pre-coital position. The definitive ‘pimp swagger for girls.

“I don’t know what man who invented high heels, but every woman owes him a debt.”
Marilyn Monroe

What high heeled shoes have done for women, socks may do for men. Certainly, Travis Barker (former drummer BLINK-182) hopes so and is poised to release his Famous Stars & Straps brand of fashion socks .

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