Walk a Mile In My Shoes

Well, I think we may have taken things a bit too far with the whole Hiking in Heels concept. Grey Ant just announced a new high heel shoe made in collaboration with Teva…a Teva sandal no respectable city girl would be caught wearing combined with a stiletto heel stuck to the back. And although the product page says that the Grey Ant x Teva Stiletto is not recommended for actual hiking, gardening, mountain climbing, or Phish concerts, the pictures of long-legged women doing exactly those things paint a different picture.

For anyone actually considering getting these shoes, they’re available on NewHightMart.com for $330. If you do get them, I’d love to hear from you on your experience. I won’t be getting a pair myself for a number of reasons: 1) I don’t spend more than $200 for a pair of shoes unless it’s Prada, Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman or Manolo Blahniks; 2) I can barely walk in stilettos on a carpeted floor; 3) I manage to find ways to hurt my feet even when I’m wearing hiking boots; 4) I don’t own a regular pair of Teva sandals; and 5) I’d then have to rate all the hikes as hike-able in heels. If I did get a pair, I’d get the socks too…they just add that extra little je-ne-sais-quoi.

Whether it’s as comfortable as Grey Ant claims or as anti-fashion as NewHighMart believes it to be, it’s just not for this Hiking in Heels Diva. I could probably walk a mile in these shoes, but that doesn’t mean I want to.

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I just finished reading your whole site. I am in LOVE with it. I keep hoping that you’ll write more!!

Thanks, Kristine, for the words of encouragement. I will definitely try to be more diligent about updating the blog!

Hi, just got redirected from your other site, and I’m really relieved to hear that this isn’t an account of someone gambling with their physical health by hiking in heels. My website is hosting a giveaway this month for avid hikers (of mountains), if you shoot me an email I’d love to send you some info

This high heel sandal is a combination of rugged and class. Love it although I doubt it if I can use it climbing cliffs.