Be your own brand: finding the you in your shoes

Lady Liberty high heels

To excuse most of my eccentricities I claim that the world would be a pretty dull place if everyone liked the same things. It would look pretty dull if everyone wore the same things too. There are places where this still happens – places like schools and prisons – and they are rotten places. But most of us are able to wear basically what we want … Read more

Why do people drink champagne out of high heels?

Christian Louboutin champagne

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 to pay tribute to the artistry of female dancers prior to 1900. Perhaps in those male-dominated … Read more

Why Peggy Bundy always wore high heel mules in Married with Children

  In the legendary 1980s television comedy Married with Children, the lead character Al Bundy was a shoe store salesman. But Al was not the character best known for their shoes. Instead it was Al Bundy’s wife Peggy who became famous for her footwear. The style of shoes that Peggy Bundy always wore in Married with Children … Read more