Thursday, April 09, 2009

These shoes are made for.......

Steve Rotheram is the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and very concerned about preventing violence against women. So much so he spearheaded a fundraising walk wearing fashionable high heels to support an anti-domestic violence charity. The event “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” saw Steve Rotheram with seven other men and hordes of women walking down Bold Street to Williamson Square during the fundraiser for the White Ribbon Campaign. According to reports the Councillor was delighted to take part but over joyed to take his shoes off at the end of the event. Just as well he did not enter the annual high heel race in Berlin. One hundred German women braved broken heels ans sprained ankles to complet the 100 meter Stiletto Run. At stake was not just pride but a prize of €10,000 and this year’s winner was Berliner Denise Hanitzsch (24 years old) in 14.7 seconds. The run was sponsored by the women's fashion magazine Glamour and held in connection with Berlin's 2007 "Global Fashions Festival," had only two rules for its reader-contestants: the stiletto heels had to be at least 7 centimeters (2.75 inches) high and no more than 1.5 centimeters (0.6 inches) wide at the tip. The secret of the winner’s success was run with big strides and never let the foot roll back onto the heel. Ms Hanitzsch was proud to declare her intention to spend her winnings on shoes. Stiletto Runs have become popular in many European countries including Netherlands, Belguim, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Russia.

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Interesting site
White Ribbon Campaign Website
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

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