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.