Last week JK Rowling was seen out tottering down the red carpet for the London Harry Potter premiere in six inch heels. But not just any old six inchers. These were the gold Difera Christian Louboutins that are currently on sale for the bargain ticket price of £800. The price hasn’t stopped the ladies in showbusiness from snapping up these shoes all over the world. They have been spotted on the pedicured pads of Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum and several other legendary fashionistas walking down red carpets lately.
I can’t help but wonder how comfortable these shoes really are so of course I had to try a pair on for myself. Let’s keep in mind that I am 6’2 already in bare feet. When I put on the shoes I was taller than Peter Crouch! That is just insane and scary all wrapped into one. But I will say this – my legs looked amazing. I can understand why women suffer in these heels. Instantly regular old legs are turned into lengthy supermodelesque beauties! The shop attendants insisted that I wasn’t at all scary but a woman whose beauty was accentuated by such marvellous accessories (nice line) and in fact “needed” to own these shoes. I’m going to need a few days to review and perhaps find a cheaper version to practice in first. Rowling was smart enough to wear her heels out to dinner before attending the world premiere of Harry Potter in these shoes so I am taking a page from her book.
A word of advice ladies – and I was given this fabulous little tidbit from a lady in the know – make sure when you wear these out on the town that you have a pair of Butterfly Twists (www.butterflytwists.com) in your purse for the journey home. I used to carry around flipflops for the moments when I couldn’t dance anymore in four inch heels and they just didn’t seem to look right, you know? The great thing about these little guys is that they are still wicked looking so you don’t have to look like a total fashion victim on the long midmorning journey home. And just to do a little name dropping….I’ve seen these twists in action around town on the feet of Alicia Dixon, Danielle Lloyd and many more. I think I might arrange for a pair to be sent to Rowling for her next adventure in walking with the giants among us.