(WMOs) Weapons of mass oppression
While I will not deny that stilettos do serve females with a useful purpose by changing our posture, pushing our chest out and arching our back known as the "animal mating" position; instruments of freedom and pleasure they are not. Rather, it is well versed sartorial wisdom that the enormous pressure transmitted through a stiletto heel is greater than that exerted by an elephant standing on one foot. To think the Ming Dynasty received so much flak for foot binding, but it is forever laissez-faire for the French.
Which makes Londoners grateful for:
Tracey Neuls. Abandoning the trappings of the fashion pack, Neuls, an award-winning Canadian designer, has a cult following for her playfully inventive (but comfortable) shoes. But, be warned, the styles are very alternative. If originality is not your thing, there is always Eurostar.
Address: 29 Marylebone Lane, W1 (just off Wigmore Street)
Phone: 020 7935 0039