This is super embarrassing, but as a 20 year old woman, I STILL have not mastered the art of walking in heels. Sure, I can do little kitten heels or wedges, but I dream of a day when I’ll be able to walk effortlessly in a pair of 5-inch stilettos without looking like a newborn giraffe.
I know it’s all about balance and distributing your weight evenly between the ball of your foot and your heel, but how the hell are you supposed to even attempt to do that in Louboutin’s new 8-inch ballet heels? Those shoes don’t even have a place to put the ball of your foot! I guess if you were a professional ballerina that’s been walking on her tippy-toes for the majority of her life you’d be able to handle these, but I’m pretty sure professional ballerinas only make up about 0.0001% of the population.
And yes, I get that it’s part of the “Lady Gaga effect” and that designers are trying to create ridiculous clothing that will hopefully make its way into the next big music video, but if these shoes take off and become the next must-have formal accessory, I think I’m screwed.
If you thought those shoes were crazy, check out our gallery of the 13 most uncomfortable pairs of heels EVER. Do you think you could walk in any of them?