Saturday, September 20, 2008

The High Heel Story


Can someone please explain to me how ladies manage stilettos? I mean how is it humanly possible to wear something so uncomfortable and still look fresh and cheerful? Its not that I don’t wear heels. I do. But I am immensely on edge. Half my attention is on ensuring that the discomfort is not quite apparent on my face.


For me it’s a vicious circle. Let me explain. There isn’t any denying that these high heeled shoes come in the most mouth watering designs. And that fact forces me to buy them. Now buying and not wearing obviously makes me feel guilty. Therefore I end up wearing them too. And there begins my tale of woes.


The first couple of hours usually pass like a dream giving me the impression that finally I have learnt the art of walking properly in the high heeled shoes.

It’s in the next few hours that the early feeling of numbness sets in.

And then it keeps getting worse. Worse to the extent that after a full day in those heels I almost always limp back home with shoes not in my feet but in my hand.

What follows is a series of remedial measures of soaking my feet in hot water, getting a massage, antiseptic treatments and finally pain killers.

Almost vindictive, what I do next is anybodies guess. I keep these high heels in the lowest shelf of the shoe rack where there are already dozen such high heels to even avoid looking at them.

But like all wounds these wounds also heal. And then I am back with the excuse to myself that my attire would look hideous if I don’t pair it up with the appropriate “high heeled shoes”. And so the story continues.


But coming back to where I started, can someone please explain how women manage those “High Heels”



10 comments:

Masood said...

tch tch...
how much do you weigh? :D

~anu~ said...

hahaha.. yeah i know! I could see the discomfort on your face when you decided not to pick up shahi tukde the other day :D
Darn the shoes, wear something comfortable. and in place of keeping them in the last shelf on your shoe rack, how about keeping them in the last drawer in your office shelf..you never know when it can come handy.. and you can tip-toe around for precisely the duration you need to! :)

Iya said...

@ Masood - Weight has nothing to do with it...yes...i mean that...and having said it i still weigh the same i did during Oracle days...

@ Anu - but i love wearing high heels...
like the idea of keeping a pair in office though...

Masood said...

Well I did simple mathematics. More weight = more pressure on feet = more pain.
btw, I love the advice your friend Anu gave. Go girl.

Sathish said...

Well.. :) Choice :)

Pinku said...

hey !!! here is the secret...the same way you do...but the ego boost they give help in minimising the pain na?

Iya said...

@ Pinku - thats the trip i too go on !!

Monika said...

oh i love high heels... they make u feel so confident and do wonders to one's walk after being mastered :) i am usually comfortable in them for abr 4-5 hrs beyond that i start getting itchy

asit dhal said...

I wonder how girls wear such weird things....

Buddy next time don't buy another high heel...
give the money to the beggars or feed some stray dogs !!!!!!

Swaram said...

God! I hd walk thru the entire bird-park in Singapore bare-footed bcoz of a shoe-bite :P I just cud nt buy and wear a new one too bcoz the wound hurt me so badly :(