Moscow streets are famous for their stiletto clad women, who make the sidewalks into their runways. Comfort is often discarded for beauty, and it’s not uncommon to see women wearing stilettos when the ground has disappeared underneath blankets of snow, or ice. The legend is that Russian woman are born with the skills necessary for walking gracefully in heels of all heights, regardless of the weather conditions. High heels are loved so much by the Russian woman that Moscow has been known to throw high heel races in the past. Can you imagine women lining up in their Louboutins to run anywhere between 50 to 100 meters, competitively for money? As for the race requirements heels can be no less than 3.54 inches in height. If you’re curious to see what this race looks like I included a fun video for you to watch.
Now if I were to run, I’d chose a pair that at least has a strap because they wouldn’t fall off your feet. After-all straps are like a pair of training wheels for women who are beginning to walk in heels. Sometimes I have wistful thoughts of my heels that are no longer with me (I exhausted them to the point of ruin), they had delicate, gold leather straps that wound up the ankle, made in Brazil, the heel was made of cork- but they were not ‘chunky’. I could walk miles in them and my feet never suffered as much as they do now in some of the pairs I own. Anyways enjoy the funny video! It made me laugh 😛
So the Russian women’s love for heels can seem unsettling when you see them stabbing the snow with these heels, but universally we all do something at some point where we sacrifice comfort for beauty.
Sorry it’s been so long since my last post !! I’ll be posting more soon!