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Worker Sent Home for Not Wearing Heels

Nicola Thorp wants British law changed

(Newser) - A 27-year-old woman is pressing the British government to intervene after she says she was sent home from work for not wearing heels. Nicola Thorp says she arrived at her temp job at London finance company PricewaterhouseCoopers in December and was told she had to wear shoes with a 2-... More »

Cannes' Controversial Code: High Heels Only, Ladies

Women reportedly spurned for wearing flats on red carpet

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival is coming under scrutiny for its policy of only allowing women dressed in high heels to walk the red carpet for its formal premieres. Many are criticizing the festival after Screen International reported that several middle-aged women were turned away from the Sunday premiere of Carol... More »

Guys Dig Women in High Heels: Science

Surprise-to-no-one study shows the higher the heel, the more likely men are to help

(Newser) - From the researcher who showed female hitchhikers with big breasts got picked up more by men than their flatter-chested counterparts comes another revealing study: one that appears to confirm that guys think high heels are sexier than flats. In a report published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior , the University... More »

Women Have Surgery So Designer Heels Fit Better

When Hitchhiker's Toe and Christian Louboutins clash

(Newser) - How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to the New York Times , pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. What types of surgery... More »

New Workout Trend Uses ... High Heels

Wall Street Journal says 'heel hop' is catching on

(Newser) - It might seem a little more logical for women to slip off their heels to do some dancing, but the Wall Street Journal says a new fitness trend requires precisely the opposite. Called things like "heel hop" or "stiletto fitness," the classes are offered in a handful... More »

New Trend: DIY Louboutins

Can't afford 'em? Then just paint your cheap shoes

(Newser) - Can't quite afford a pair of Christian Louboutin's famous high heels? Then do what UK ladies are doing: Buy some red paint and turn your ordinary heels into Louboutins by painting the soles red. "I bought a [$30] pair of plain black shoes and a tester pot... More »

Marie Antoinette's Shoes Sell for $57K

White silk mules were expected to fetch far less

(Newser) - A pair of shoes believed to be Marie Antoinette's were expected to auction for about $6,500—but they brought in $57,000, AFP reports. The white silk mules, which feature tricolor ribbons, were sold at an auction of French Revolution artifacts in Toulon, France. The queen may have... More »

GOP Candidate: Birthers Are 'Dumbasses'

Ken Buck opens his mouth, another faux pas falls out

(Newser) - Straight from the candidate who gave you a minor controversy over high-heels and bullshit comes another flap over his opinion of those demanding to see President Obama's birth certificate. US Senate candidate Ken Buck of Colorado was taped without his knowledge referring to birthers as "dumbasses." Or, as... More »

Colorado Candidates Feud Over 'High Heels'

Comment by male Senate hopeful takes center stage

(Newser) - Two GOP candidates for Senate in Colorado who don't differ much in their view of government have found something to argue about—high heels. Ken Buck began the flap after a questioner asked why she should vote for him, explains CBS . "Because I do not wear high heels,"... More »

High Heels for Kids: Harmless or Horrifying?

Is footwear like Suri Cruise's sexualizing young girls?

(Newser) - When Suri Cruise goes out walking in her sparkly, high-heeled shoes, parenting groups have a conniption. More and more young girls are wearing the very adult footwear, and some parents fear that’s prematurely sexualizing them, the Daily Telegraph reports. Retailers like GapKids and Next are now selling heels for... More »

Miley Dons Insane 7-Inch Spike Heels

It's not crazy to wear these shoes, argues the NYDN

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus’s 7-inch Christian Louboutin spike heels made headlines in Madrid (“Hannah Montana star struggles to stay upright!”)—but the New York Daily News would like you to know that there are quite a few benefits to wearing such ridiculous shoes. For one, heels will make... More »

Preschoolers in High Heels Turn Heads

Suri Cruise, A-Rod's daughter embrace trend

(Newser) - Just 4 years old and already a trendsetter, Suri Cruise literally stands out—when she wears high heels. The daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was on the cutting edge of the polarizing footwear trend, which some find cute and other consider dangerous. "Some people see it as... More »

Models Boycott High-Heel 'Stilts'

It's an issue of workplace safety, say top catwalkers

(Newser) - Three top models are refusing to teeter on limb-threatening 12-inch spike heels in catwalk shows. The models refused to appear in Alexander McQueen's latest show because of his impossible-to-wear "armadillo" shoes and "workplace safety" concerns. A British shoe designer sympathized with the models. "It'd be like walking... More »

Schreiber 'Giddy' in Drag

Actor finds cross-dressing 'exhilaratingly humiliating'

(Newser) - Acting is all about challenging yourself—just ask Liev Schreiber, who had to get a full body wax, sport a dress and master walking in high heels for his role as a transvestite in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, People reports. “It was exhilaratingly humiliating," Schreiber said of... More »

Vegan Shoes Walk Right In

Plus, white bucks are back and heels are lowered

(Newser) - Veganism isn’t just for food anymore. “Times have never been better for vegan fashion,” a PETA spokesperson says. “Vegan apparel and accessories companies are sprouting up everywhere in the US.” The Wall Street Journal tried out three pairs of vegan shoes and determined that synthetic... More »

Bank of England Orders Its Women Into Heels, Lipstick

When in trouble, male execs turn to makeup

(Newser) - The battered Bank of England has ordered its female workers into heels and at the very least lipstick, igniting a firestorm of controversy. The institution, facing one of the worst economic slumps in history, took time out to hold a seminar teaching its women how to look "feminine" without... More »

Hurt Volleyballer Likely on DWTS DL

Olympic volleyballer is hurt, could drop out of reality show

(Newser) - Olympic beach volleyball gold-medalist Misty May-Treanor suffered an injury that may knock her out of competition this season—of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, reports People. The athlete, who has cited wearing heels as one of her biggest ballroom challenges, did not break her ankle, but no further details about... More »

Women Hot on Gwyneth's Heels

Actress sports oh-so-high stilettos, and sales skyrocket

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow's choice to wear Pacini heels as high as 6, 7 or, gasp!, 8 inches while traveling the world to promote her turn as Pepper Potts in Iron Man has spiked sales of the heels in Britain's trendier shops, the Independent reports. Credit crunch, begone: The "Gwyneth-effect" is... More »

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