Oct. 5, 2013
-- Seemingly in defiance of common sense, Stiletto Metal Works has just unveiled it’s first 13 inch heel. Call it the ultimate fetish shoe if you will. These handcrafted metal and leather couture masterpieces are fabricated one at a time, and no two pairs are exactly alike. One would wonder how it would even be possible to stand up on such things, let alone take them out for a night on the town. The secret is in the way they hold onto the wearers upper shin. (see the website) As it turns out they are actually quite stable and easy to walk in.
Most people take around 10 minutes to get used to walking on a 13 inch heel. Some more, some less. They typically will hold on to someone for support during the first few moments. After a bit of practice they can actually walk up and down stairs, ramps, and on uneven surfaces. The sensation of being up so high can be a bit un-nerving at first, but once they get used to it they don’t want to go back down to “street level” again. Especially if they’ve spent they’re entire life being short.
They are also amazingly comfortable to wear. Shoe comfort and stilettos in the same sentence? Beauty is supposed to be pain. Fortunately, Stiletto Metal Works refuses to buy into that outdated trash-talk. The laws of physics do not lie. There is no way to absorb the shock loads imposed upon a human foot by simply placing a wafer-thin pad underneath it.
Shoes built by Stiletto Metal Works have THICK memory foam padding at the bottom... VERY thick... and covered with stretched deerskin. Their opinion is that the wearer who has paid such a premium price for a couture product deserves to enjoy their night out while dancing and schmoozing... not sitting outside on the curb with their feet in a bucket of ice.
Don't get too excited though, at prices ranging from $2,000 - $6,000 these shoes are not cheap, and they can take up to 6 weeks to build. Take a look at http://stilettometalworks.com/
and see for yourself!