Saturday, September 20, 2008

High Heel Marathon --- Would you? Could you?

When I bought my first pair of precariously high heels, a friend gave me a long lecture on the harm they could do to my back... I went ahead and bought two more pairs, and wore my lovely stilettos everywhere. I went for walks wearing them, I went shopping, and even went to college wearing high heels. I lived my life a good few inches higher than rest of the world. Then one day, just as suddenly my love for high heels had begun, it faded. Ephemeral... yes. But the comfort of well-structured flats was difficult to resist. And till a few months back, I lived my life pretty grounded. Till I saw this gorgeous, to-die-for pair of lovely heels in a shade of orange I had never dared even look at before. And the heels were back in my life.

But even at the top of my affair with the heels, I wouldn't have dreamed of running around in them, leave alone running an actual marathon waring heels over 3-inches. But I guess $5000 cash prize and a pair of Terry Biviano heels might change all that. Like it did for hundreds of women who took part in a 80 meter world record attempt stiletto race, held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on September 2, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. The previous world record of 150 runners, held by Holland, was broken by a neat margin, with 265 people participating in the Sydney race. I say "people" because some men were spotted running too! Well, Like I said $5000 in cash...


Image: bbc.co.uk




Winner Brittany McGlone, posing with her Golden Pump Trophy
Images: shoeminx.com

But High heels Marathon? And the crazy sport has been doing rounds across the world, with London and Manhattan having done their own rounds of "charity" high heel marathons. I guess, soon enough they will find their way into Mumbai. We already have parties for charity, so why not a marathon... And there will be enough sponsors- Relispray, Iodex, Orthopedic Departments of top hospitals.

Any takers?

17 comments:

Sunset Goddess said...

A great pair of heel is irresistible!
Now running on heels or on anything...why? not even for charity!

Pratishtha Durga said...

LOL, Merc, more so for someone like me who lives on this motto: Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lie down and wait till it goes away...

Bombchell said...

HA HA HA i remember seeing a video of some high heel marathon on youtube, it was crazy.

i'd be afraid i'd sprain my ankle or something

yiqin; said...

Wow, I can't even walk properly in heels yet!! :/

little parisienne said...

thanks for your sweet comments! it really made me smile!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Bombchell: I know... I can barely walk in high heels... and going out dancing sort of kills my feet :)

Yigin: Phew! Girl, I can so relate to that. But it's a mad world out there!

Little parisienne: Thanks honey. Nice to see your comment here.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

We had the heel marathon over here too, my friends said I should go since I am the ones of us that use heels always and all the time but I was working then... (phew!)

Pratishtha Durga said...

Freelancer: Wow! You came THIS close to being in a high heel marathon! Now that would have been interesting. I wonder how long it would be before it comes to India.

Paul Pincus said...

hysterical ; )

cheers.

STYLE AND THE CITY . COM - PARIS said...

i was amazed to see a squirrel playing with human in a london park
you'll never see squirrel in a french park because french people are too stupid may be
lol

i am glad that you loved my last street style photos from London
and now it's the Paris fashion week !


cheers from Paris

Kamel
STYLE AND THE CITY . COM
Paris

Nay'Chelle said...

Ha, I think I would fall on my face if I tried this. $5000 is a pretty good incentive though.

Pratishtha Durga said...

nay'chelle: Oh yes... 5000$ is good to hear, and great to get.

SATC: I really look forward to the Fashion Week pictures. i know you will do such a great job!

Vain and Vapid said...

It's better than competitive eating.... although they should throw in a complimentary doctor visit and a foot massage.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Vain and Vapid: I think they must too. But that 5K award is all they offer, I guess. You want it, you risk it...

The Clothes Horse said...

Honestly, I know I could not handle this...

ambika said...

I saw various pics of this around the internet & couldn't believe so many women participated! I think I'd break an ankle.

jaleh said...

haha this is actually really funny. i have a couple pairs of heels that i can run in, but i couldn't imagine sprinting in stilettos ;p