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Acrylic platform shoes.

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A couple of weeks ago, a friend of the blog wrote to say that around the time I used her euphemism for high heels—curb shoes—in my interview with Dr. Amanda Miller, she was, coincidentally, trying on a pair of gorgeous ones. Before I share with you what C. had to say, you’ll want to know that according to the Guardian (and reported by Huff Post Style), a recent study revealed that 40-percent of high-heel wearers have suffered an accident in them. Hurts just to think about it, doesn’t it? You can read the complete Guardian article here, or visit Huffington Post‘s take on the story here.

You’ll recall that my friend’s term refers to the fact that the shoes one wears are impossible to walk in: “Please pick me up at the curb or drop me off at the curb.” Hence, curb shoes. Here’s her story:

In the end I chose not to buy them due to the very concerned look on my husband’s face as he watched me (try) to walk around the store. He didn’t appreciate my reasoning, which went like this: “But when I am just standing in place they look fabulous!” I, too, have been suffering with back problems, which have been attributed to leg length discrepancy. I’ve been working with a chiropractor and massage therapist over the past year and I regularly “engage my core.” I am seeing results slowly but surely.

Be careful, ladies. It’s a fashion runway out there, and we’re all Carrie Bradshaw, just one sashay away from disaster.