Teva sandals are known for being practical, rugged, outdoorsy – an a number of other utilitarian adjectives. One thing the brand isn’t generally associated with, however, is a glamorous lifestyle. But a new partnership with NYC label Grey Ant seems to be attempted to shift Teva’s image toward a more style-conscious crowd. Collab has produced this interesting creation, which in the promo shots are worn while doing yard work. First high heeled hiking boots, now this.
Who said fashion was a fickle industry? A roundup of celebrities including Sienna Miller have donated their party shoes to a charity auction with a cause–Killer Heels to Kick out Killer Disease.
A fabulous array of designer shoes from iconic labels Alexander McQueen, Mahnolo Blahnik and Charlotte Olympia have been donated to the charity, where they will be put on display at Mary’s Living & Giving shop in London’s trendy Westbourne Grove.
Shoe-lovers can peruse the assortment of delectable designer heels and bid on their favourite pairs. All proceeds will go to Save the Children, a non-profit organization that provides essential care and services to children in high-risk disease areas in third world countries.
There are 125 stores set up around London and the UK where shoppers can check out what’s on offer and place a bid. The sale ends on December 10, 2010, so if you are a UK-based shoe aficionado, get down to a participating shop soon! Your next pair of heels could have graced the red carpet on the tootsies of an A-List celebrity. Or, you may even score a brand new pair of heels donated by designer labels like Camilla Skovgaard.
And the best part? The feel good factor knowing that your new purchase has made a difference to a child in need.
There’s been a good bit of press lately about the potential health risks of wearing high heels. Yet despite these warnings, most of us still choose to wear the shoes we love. In fact, according to some reports the sales of super high heels from Kurt Geiger have quadruples in the last year. Women (and some men) are clearly willing to suffer a little to be incredibly chic. Still, we recommend being a savvy-heel wearer and do things like carrying a pair of flats in your bag or taking days off from your heels.
And there are more things you can do to take care of your feet. New York City podiatric surgeon Jacqueline Sutera has some exercise tips that will keep your feet in shape. They include things like toe grips and calf stretches that culminates in rolling cold golf balls around on your feet. Read more here.
Fitness guru David Higgins might not wear heels himself, but his expertise has led him to also draft some tips on how to give your paws a little relief throughout the day. His tips include things like thigh stretches that might seem more suited to your running workout, but that actually make sense when you think about how high heels affect your entire body. Read his advice here.
Throughout history people across the globe have done all sorts of things with their bodies and wardrobes in the name of beauty. And, yes, sometimes these things are painful. Lucky for us in modernity, high heels are nearly as incapacitating as foot binding, for example. Still, it’s smart to look after your health and make sure that you can look and be fabulous for years to come.