Christian Louboutin, the king of high heel shoes, is reported to have said recently that he doesn’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not his job too to create something comfortable. He said, his priority is design, beauty and sexiness much above comfort. He is so candid!
But his very high heels, I find, are more comfortable than less high makes of some other brands. I discovered it with one friend of mine. She has a great collection of shoes and she agreed to discuss them with me last week. We found that some highly elegant heels were quite uncomfortable: they tended to be uncomfortable when they were brand new – like many shoes – but they remained uncomfortable after use too. After some use, a highly expensive shoe’s heel cushion turned flat and didn’t give the required softness under the heel. In some cases, especially less expensive ones, the synthetic sole cracks or decomposes after some months though the upper still is fine. In many cases, the basic design is faulty. [It only confirmed my observations on high-heel curvature.]
By the way, this friend broke her ankle while walking briskly in high heels in a Singapore street. That’s how the topic started on high heels. I will talk of her ankle too later. Right now, I just want to reiterate my saying: wear high heels only from well-known brands and wear them sensibly.