Do you like high heel shoes? What are your favorites? At social events I’ve noticed a diversity of high heel shoes on women. The artistic detail is impressive and shows the creativity of the designers. And best of all high heels seem to extend a woman’s legs, a delight to the eyes. There is something feminine about them that definitely differentiates the sexes.
There’s a lot of controversy about high heels, usually about the health impact to the spine and feet. Surveys show that approximately 30% of women have sprained their ankles with these shoes.
Various opinions also exist on what these shoes do to a woman’s identity. Some say that they reduce a woman to nothing more than a materialistic object. Others claim they empower a woman and give her confidence. I'm not sure what side to take.
My question is more practical. What in the world is it like to walk in high heels? If I were to wear shoes like that I’m sure I would be falling into everything. So I admire women who can walk so elegantly in stilettos, and even dance in them.
In a light and fun way I tried to touch on some of these thoughts in my short story, ‘High Heel Slip’. The story is simple and sweet, where Lily the main character experiences an unexpected outcome. You can read the entire short story for free on this website.
If you liked ‘High Heel Slip’, please check out ‘A Smile Forever’ which is a longer romantic novelette. It’s a story about love at first sight and true love against all odds.