I’ve been seeing articles much like the one below for pretty much all my adult life. Yes, high heels are sexy, yes most men like to see women in high heels, yes quite a lot of women like wearing high heels, but we know that they’re bad and wrong, unhealthy, symbols of sexual oppression and whatnot.
A stroll along Hollywood Boulevard on a Friday or Saturday evening would suggest that not every woman in town has got the memo, but obviously this isn’t really a walking issue. Nobody wants women to walk miles in their high heels, it’s enough just to strut across the floor and perch on a bar stool. It’s enough just to slip on the Jimmy Choos and pose around in the boudoir. I know that human sexuality is a savage garden but even so I find it hard to believe anybody ever asked a woman to pose around the boudoir wearing sneakers.
And now as fate would have it Gal Gadot has become the new face of Rebok. According to her Twitter feed she’s "pumped." Apparently $10 million dollars is changing hands.
On the other hand, when Gal Gadot is at an event celebrating “the power of women,” different imperatives apply. It's a minefield, isn't it?
Oh, and I did come across this while digging in the archive for something completely different, a quotation from Alexandra Schulman of British Vogue, "If god wanted us to wear flat shoes, he wouldn't have invented Manolo Blahnik" although if you ask me I think Manolo may have lost his mojo in recent days: