Last year I was so astonished at the fantastical towering stilettos at Fashion Week, I barely paid attention to the clothes. No only did the heels routinely soar to 5-6 inches, they were studded, sequined, feathered or a combination of all three. I knew that I could not even stand up in these shoes much less walk around Lincoln Center.
Feet, just like the rest of the body, changes as the years goes by. After age 50 we lose fat pads on the sole, joints swell and lose flexability. To bottom line it, younger feet can frolic in stilettos, but women of a certain age need to go with a sturdier design and lower heels. For me and my BFF’s, there was an age gap in footwear and it made us feel less fabulous.