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Female cabin crew at a popular airline are being forced to wear heels unless they have a doctor’s note. Women who work as flight attendants for Norwegian Air are not allowed to wear flat shoes on the plane unless they have a medical letter. The company’s 22-page dress code document – which states that heels must be at least 2cm high – has come under fire.
The moment we saw avid heel wearer Victoria Beckham ditch her sky-scraper Louboutin’s for a pair of Stan Smiths we knew the days of stiletto’s were over. Although we have seen our shoe closet slowly fill up with Nike Rosche, Adidas Superstar’s and New Balance. We are still quite taken aback by new research that proves for the first time ever women have been buying more trainers than heels. This is the first year that heels have taken such as a tumble as in 2015 heels and trainers tied at 35%.
High heels may make your legs look amazing, but that doesn't mean they don't come with a cost. Just ask these celebrities who ran into trouble while wearing high heels.
For many women, heels are a guilty pleasure. Sure, they make your legs look longer and thinner, but man, they really can make your feet kill after a few hours – OK, minutes. So when aspiring sneaker designer, Christopher Dixon, found himself poking around tennis star, Serena Williams’ shoe closet – he’s a good friend of her cousin – he was surprised to find so many pairs of these pointy torture devices. ALSO SEE: How to tell if a pair of shoes will give you a blisterIn an interview with Fast Company he says how he asked her, “Why do you wear shoes that hurt, especially as an athlete?“ Her response was the same as most of us: because they look good. With this in mind, he decided to shift his focus from sneakers to designing a pair of stilettos that would not only look good but also be comfortable. His discovery: the double heel. ALSO SEE: The best and quickest way to get rid of a blister“When you have one heel, when you walk, the heel shakes. We wanted to add more stability,” he explains. In addition, he packed the midsole of the shoe with memory foam and a material to absorb the shock, in the same sneakers are made. Handing off the shoes to 60 women to try out, all admitted that they were the most comfortable heels in their closet. Unsurprisingly, Dixon’s wife is the biggest fan. ALSO SEE: Five pairs of celebrity shoes that probably cost more than your house“She wore them all year,” he says. She wore them so much, in fact, she had the heel caps changed three times.While some may find the heels a bit odd looking, Dixon claims that’s what makes them unique, both aesthetically and ergonomically.Click through the gallery above to see what comfortable stilettos look like and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
Shoes are vital part of dressing up, but not everyone has the same taste (obviously). While one might lean toward more minimal looks, someone else might opt for a more laid-back, bohemian look. It’s all good! Fashion is all about personal preference and there is no wrong look or style as there is something for everyone. Here are 25 pairs of shoes for every personality type. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Mary Janes, once considered the go-to footwear for kids, got a major fashion upgrade for Fall. No longer your baby’s booties, the new adult-like incarnation includes sharply pointed toes, high heels, and lots of shimmer. From major brands (Miu Miu and Manolo Blahnik) to more affordable ones (River Island and Vince Camuto), these strappy beauties are one of the season’s biggest shoe trends. Don’t just take our word for it. As of late, celebs such as Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker have been seen kicking up their heels in the fancy footwear.
On Wednesday afternoon, FIT’s Couture Council gathered for its annual luncheon, and for the first time in 10 years, the guest of honor and recipient of the Artistry in Fashion Award was a shoe designer. “Manolo is the first shoe designer to become a superstar,” noted FIT’s president Valerie Steele, while presenter Uma Thurman confided to the crowd that Blahnik was, “the only man who has been with me every step of the way.
This fall, when it comes to choosing the right shoes, one thing is for sure, embellishment is in. Those who like to have fun with fashion are in luck. It’s literally time to kick up your heels thanks to designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, and Rochas who created shoes adorned with Swarovski crystals, sequins, and more. Here are fifteen whimsical options that have your feet jumping for joy. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Being pregnant is a beautiful thing. And while some fashionable women will refuse to sacrifice their stilettos — we’re talking about you Kim K! — you don’t wear fuddy duddy footwear either. Here are 11 glamorous heels that keep you looking stylish and fabulous throughout your trimesters. More from Yahoo Style:Following a Long Tradition of Pregnant Brides, Sophie Hunter Marries Benedict Cumberbatch Blake Lively Gave Birth: Say Bye to Her Smoking Hot Pregnancy Style