Let me tell you something about pointe shoes and why I think this is a ridiculous design for high heels.
They fucking hurt. The toe part is made of tightly wound fabric, but they sound like wood if you tap them on the ground. Because of this, dancers are required to wear padding inside (usually rubber on one side,—that has to be powdered before wearing it to prevent chaffing—and cloth on the other, which is like a sock). That way, the toes are protected when the dancer goes up on her toes. And because the heel part is basically a silk sock, the ribbons wrap around the ankle to keep the shoe in place.
You spend half an hour or more wearing pointe shoes, do intense exercises (i.e., barre work, pirouettes, jumps, foot stretches to break them in), and when you take them off, your toes feel like they are set on fire. You can even get bloody toes and blisters from wearing these shoes (even with the padding), if you’re doing more intense work.
But now I’m seeing fashion shoes that look similar to pointe shoes. I’m thinking, “Why? Why are you turning these into something fashionable when the real thing is like foot-binding?” And here, they add the stiletto heel(?), another form of foot torture. WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THIS?
"because it’s fashion"
Shut up. Even pretty things can cause damage. Don’t lie that you’ve never tripped, fallen, gotten blisters, experienced chaffing, broken/sprained an ankle/toe, or had foot cramps from wearing a pair of heels, whether daily or occasionally. Yes, you can be fashionable, but don’t compromise your own comfort.
i want a show called Man Vs. Wilde where someone is put in the jungle with oscar wilde and has to survive not only the elements but also wilde’s random attacks and massive ego
Emma Watson represents the UN, in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, in Uruguay where she was campaigning for a higher representation of women in politics.
M.I.A. for NME Magazine