Best shoes for learning to walk in heels

Beginners learning to walk in high heels often want to know which heels are best for starting out in. While ...
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What’s the difference between Louboutin’s So Kate and Pigalle high heels?

Christian Louboutin's So Kate 5 inch stiletto heels created quite a stir when they launched in 2013. Back then the designer's website even asserted that So Kate was "sure to gather a following just as devoted" as Louboutin's iconic Pigalle ...
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What is toe cleavage?

Toe cleavage is a very popular fashion look when it comes to high heels. But what does "toe cleavage" actually mean? And does it matter? What's in a name? The definition of toe cleavage The saucy-sounding "toe cleavage" is simply ...
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What does “vero cuoio” mean on the bottom of high heeled shoes?

Buyers of both cheap and expensive stilettos are accustomed to seeing the words "vero cuoio" often stamped on the soles of the shoes. But what does vero cuoio (and the vero cuoio logo) actually mean? Vero cuoio is an Italian ...
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return rates for high heels

What’s the return rate for shoes purchased online?

A rough statistic for the return rate of shoes purchased over the internet is often quoted as between 20% and 35%. That is, one pair of shoes is returned for roughly every three to five sales. That may seem high. However some sources ...
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Christian Louboutin champagne

Why do people drink champagne out of high heels?

Drinking champagne out of stilettos is one of the weirder things people do with high heels. So when did it start, and why do people do it? The practice of quaffing champagne out of a slipper appears to have first been used ...
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Pigalle Follies

What’s the difference between Louboutin’s Pigalle Follies and Pigalles?

Christian Louboutin's Pigalle Follies are a new twist on the designer's classic Pigalle heel - but not everyone is impressed. Louboutin describes the Follies as a "brand new variation on a very classic theme" but consumers have been quick to ...
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How much do Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik REALLY care about comfort?

Back in April 2012 poor old Christian Louboutin was quoted as telling Grazia that he had "not so much sympathy" for women wearing his designer high heels. "High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t ...
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High heel sneakers

Do Nike make high heel sneakers or are they all fakes?

One of the questions we are forever being asked is "do Nike make high heeled shoes?" We are also regularly asked whether shoes such as the ones pictured above are legitimate Nike products or fakes. As the Nike high heel ...
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Convertible high heels – fact or fiction?

Convertible heels are shoes with high heels that can be removed by the wearer, transforming the shoe into a flat or a mid-height heel. They sound magical, but are convertible heels really the way of the future? Convertible shoe designer Day2Night ...
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Designer heels

High heel investment pieces and designer classics. When only the best will do.

Vara by Salvatore Ferragamo – 1978

 A timeless classic, Vara by Salvatore Ferragamo is unquestionably the brand's most famous shoe. Even if you haven't heard its name, you may recognise it instantly. And fall in love ...
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Hangisi by Manolo Blahnik – 2008: a shoe of the world

Hangisi by Manolo Blahnik is the heel which Sex and the City fans will remember was used by Carrie's boyfriend Mr Big to propose to her in the first SATC ...
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So Kate by Christian Louboutin

So Kate by Christian Louboutin – 2013

Christian Louboutin's So Kate is a low cut, patent leather pump beautifully balanced on a spiky thin 5 inch stiletto. It is perhaps not surprising that this iconic heel is ...
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tribute by Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent’s Tribute sandals – and the Tribtoo too

Saint Laurent's platform Tribute sandal made its debut in 2004 under the brand's then creative director Stefano Pilati. Back then, Saint Laurent was known as Yves Saint Laurent and Tribute ...
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Gianmarco Lorenzi double platforms

Gianmarco Lorenzi sandals: creating dreams on women’s feet

Gianmarco Lorenzi's mission statement is to create dreams on women's feet. He's been doing that for over 30 years, finding particular fame with the double platform look featured here. So much so ...
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Manolo Blahnik BB pump

BB pump by Manolo Blahnik: “totally timeless and very chic and flattering”

In 2012 Manolo Blahnik confirmed that his BB pump is the best-selling shoe he had ever produced, describing it as “totally timeless and very chic and flattering.” BB is named after sex ...
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Christian Louboutin Pigalle

Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle high heel: “the design that encapsulates my career”

With its trademark red sole and revealing toe cleavage, the classic Pigalle pump is Christian Louboutin's most popular and revered stiletto of his 20+ year design career. The shoe is ...
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Casadei blade heels

Cesare Casadei’s Blade high heel: a magnificent obsession

Cesare Casadei's curved metal "Blade" pumps are both a genius of engineering and a fashion masterpiece. Both feminine and pointed, the "blade heel" on which the shoe sits really is ...
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