Lady Gaga’s Heel-Less Shoes Not for the Everyday Woman

Lady Gaga basically lives in her sky-high heel-less platforms designed by Noritaka Tatehana. Just by looking at it, people already think how impossible it would be to stand on, not to mention walk in. Sure, the princess of pop manages to do both but she's also been photographed taking a humiliating face plant in the outrageous boots. I, for one, wouldn't want to even think about attempting to walk in those shoes but someone apparently tried it just to show everyone what it's like for a regular person to wear them.

Diane Davis, director of Stylelist.com, was sent a pair of the gravity defying shoes to test out. Upon getting up and achieving balance, she got used to the heel-less shoes just like any other pair of high heels just with her stance a little different and her steps smaller and more careful. Walking in the heel-less shoes was even compared to learning to tiptoe on point shoes as a ballerina. However, she did experience cramps but chalked it up to having otherwise unused muscles put to work.

On the plus side, the Diane did say that she felt longer, lither, and more confident as she towered over everyone else by wearing the 9-inch platforms. She was even commented on how the shoes made her proportions look better. While every woman wants to looks and feel like that, it's obviously not for everyday wear. I say just invest the hefty price tag of $4000 in Pilates, yoga and the gym.

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Diane Davis, director of Stylelist.com, was sent a pair of the gravity defying shoes to test out. Upon getting up and achieving balance, she got used to the heel-less shoes just like any other pair of high heels just with her stance a little different and her steps smaller and more careful. Walking in the heel-less shoes was even compared to learning to tiptoe on point shoes as a ballerina. However, she did experience cramps but chalked it up to having otherwise unused muscles put to work.

On the plus side, the Diane did say that she felt longer, lither, and more confident as she towered over everyone else by wearing the 9-inch platforms. She was even commented on how the shoes made her proportions look better. While every woman wants to looks and feel like that, it's obviously not for everyday wear. I say just invest the hefty price tag of $4000 in Pilates, yoga and the gym.

Diane even had a podiatrist weigh in on the shoes. Dr. James Christina, podiatrist and director of scientific affairs for the APMA, was asked if the shoes would cause any damage. He said "They are changing the basic premise of support of where your body usually is. The natural response of your body is to try to put the heel down for some support. The shoes position the foot at such an extreme angle that there is little chance anyone could wear this design for very long." Does that mean Lady Gaga could be in trouble?

If you want to be fashionable and have the feeling of confidence and sexiness all by wearing a pair of shoes, Dr. Christina recommends a 2-inch wedge heel. But where would the fun in that be?



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