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Fellas:  This one’s especially for the ladies. But if you want a window into the vigor of your favorite girl’s glamorous side & more empathy for her fashion plight (& how you can help), read on.


Note:  While I haven’t exactly embraced the idea of “sensible” shoes, sky-high heels have become less & less a part of my 48-year-old lifestyle. Which is why taking them off makes my list of simple pleasures. (If my 26-year-old self could only read what I just wrote, she would totally freak out.)


Alert: You are about to be over-alliterated.

                Taking off

                    your Heels

                          after Teetering

                               on Top of

                          Towering Shoes

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This image was shot by my friend (& award-winning photographer) Dana McGrath, & was the inspiration behind this post.  I smile at all the beauty in life she captures through her camera’s lens. Click here for more of her compelling photography.

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My, you look statuesque as your good times take to the streets. Your stylish stilts are an architectural wonder—a "feet" of engineering—that try their very best to trip you up.


Yet in the name of glitz & glamor, you ace the biomechanics of walking in shoes otherwise unfit for human metatarsal bones.


Your Himalayan-high heels turn heads; mingle, prance, party, & dance, & practically take on a life of their own.


Though you rose to new heights, what goes up must come down.

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As the clock strikes twelve & Cinderella’s ball comes to a end, it’s time to dial down your glam mode.


You slip off the straps (even better when someone wink wink, nudge nudge, Gents bends down and slips them off for you), step out of the stilettos & experience the immediate benefits of lower elevation.


You make wiggle room for your formerly penned piggy toes & baby those overworked arches of yours in the squishiest, cushiest & coziest of bedroom slippers for some ultimate in tootsie TLC.

{Ahhhhh...long, extended sigh}  And in that moment you feel as though, never before  in the history of the world,  was there a more contented person.

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