Something has happened. For any of you that followed my previous blogs, you know that I started off with a bang last year around this time. Burst onto the blogging scene with war cries of “Don’t waste time! Grab life by the balls!” (which is still a worthy philosophy, understand, and very dearly inspired). The problem…
This is not a judgement but my opinion.
The stiletto heal has no redeeming social value.
Consider please that it is named after a slim tapered knife whose only function is for stabbing. A weapon of death.
It seems to be the footwear de rigueur of porn sites and fashion shoots. The last piece of attire to be shed and often not.
But why? There is nothing inherently sexy about these disfunctional shoes, impractical in the extreme. I have heard it said that they make a woman’s legs look sexy. No, they look like an accident waiting to happen as she teeters on the precipice of a great fall. Her feet no longer resembling feet but rather some mutant aberration designed to inflict painful joint deformities. The stiletto heel is reminiscent of the Chinese foot binding, a gender specific destructive
practice in search of some false beauty standard.
Even if we are to somehow strech our imaginations to encompass these so-called shoes as sexy we are still left with the physical implications of their design. For this discussion let us assume the heel dimension at the point of floor contact to be a square of 0.5 inches per side. This gives us a surface mating area of 0.25 square inches. Let us further assume that the wearer of the shoe weighs 120 pounds and that during the normal course of walking and movement there will be times when all of her weight is concentrated upon 1 heel. The force of 120 pounds per 0.25 square inch is the equivalent of 480 pounds per square inch and (times 144) 34.56 tons per square foot.
Now I do not know about you folks but I do not want 34.56 tons per square foot of pressure applied to my hardwood floors. That damnable heel will stretch the finish causing microcracks resulting in the loss of sheen and will compress the wood fibers resulting in permanent dents. Yes, this is a real problem. see here
If the flooring can be damaged I shudder when thinking of what can happen to textiles. Just imagine that pressure applied to the fine cotton sheets of your bed or to the supple leather of your couch. Is a good romp in the hay worth the destruction of your furniture and bedding? Actually, the stiletto may be OK for a true romp in the hay. The heels would pass between the strands of hay causing the wearer to lose her balance and fall upon her ass. At that time she would become frustrated, remove the stupid shoes and throw them away.
The proliferation of mobile apps is changing the way our minds work.
So a while back I was reading a magazine. You remember them don’t you? Those flat things with slick glossy pages made from real paper. As I was flipping through the pages (flipping – sort of like swiping but not) I beheld an advertisement that garnered my interest. At the bottom of the aforementioned advertisement was the company’s Web address for more information. In that I was desirous of additional information regarding the availability of the presented product I attempted to click upon the URL. I waited for a few seconds for the company’s home page to load.
At this time let us review my situation. I was READING a magazine.
Yes, I have officially lost it.
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