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 opinions vary, most experienced heel walkers will recommend a sandal with a secure strap across the toes. This helps you feel what is going on with your new gait as well as preventing your dainty … Read more

Whatever happened to Daniele Renzi shoes?

Daniele Renzi high heels

Back in 2014, we included Italian brand Daniele Renzi in our guide to buying 6 inch heels online. But since then the shoes have completely disappeared from the internet (and therefore from our guide). If you know what happened to Daniele Renzi please let us know. Back in the day, Daniele Renzi’s Italian-made high heels … Read more

6 inch high heels in pink for your inner bad Barbie

We’ve gotten a lot of traffic over the years from people searching for pink high heels, which is fine with us: after all, pink is our website’s colour! We’ve tried to keep up with the demand by covering the colour pink from lots of different angles, and in many different shades and names – fuchsia, … Read more

What’s the difference between Louboutin’s So Kate and Pigalle high heels?

christian louboutin so kate pigalle

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 shoes. That’s quite a claim given that Louboutin has himself described the classic, low-cut Pigalle … Read more

Sassy slingbacks are back!

The best things in life are not meant to be easy. A good slingback heel often fits in that mantra. (Photo credit: Milanoo – shop slingbacks here, through our affiliate link). Slingbacks often get a bad rap. They can be as  difficult to walk in as any high heeled sandals. The strap can rub and … Read more

Some great stores to buy high heels online

return rates for high heels

The days when the exhilarating feeling of buying heels was relegated to a trip to the department store or corner shoe store are long gone. Internet sales of shoes are booming, with retailers desperate for a slice of the online action despite return rates of up to 40%. Best sites to purchase high heels online … Read more

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo the man

Born inMalaysia in 1957, Jimmy Choo is considered a grand-master of the stiletto heel. Choo made his first pair of shoes at the age of just 12 when working in the family business that was based out of their home. Choo attended Cordwainer’s Technical College to perfect his knowledge of shoemaking while visiting relatives in … Read more

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik is the modern legend for today’s stiletto heel, probably the greatest shoemaker of the 20th and 21st centuries. The maestro of mules did not come from fashion royalty: Manolo Blahnik was born in 1943 on his parents’ banana plantation in the Canary Islands. After an unsuccessful time studying law and politics in Geneva, … Read more

Roger Vivier

The world of stiletto heels owes its popularity if not its existence to French designer Roger Vivier.  Named for the Italian word meaning small metal dagger, stilettos became an international sensation when Vivier first introduced them in 1954 for the House of Dior. While the idea of a stiletto heel was hinted at through fetish … Read more