please don’t: heel guards
I’ve seen some great wardrobe inventions come from unlikely sources but I have to admit I was surprised to find a good idea gone bad featured in O’s (The Oprah Magazine) August issue. It’s called the SoleMate and it essentially is a little plastic do-dad that you put on your heels to protect them from soft surfaces and cobblestone. Nice idea but you would not catch me dead wearing those stupid things on my nice heels! It’s like training wheels for high heels. Pu-lease. And, can you imagine the conversations that you’ll end up having because of what you’re wearing on your heels? No thanks.
The best way to walk around in beautiful heels when you find yourself on a lawn or gravel is to tip-toe by placing all your weight on the balls of your feet. Even when I’m walking down a busy city sidewalk and I come across a grate, it’s tip-toe time. Have I scuffed a few times? Yes, that’s what a cobbler’s for. I know some gals who carry flats with them for walking so they avoid ruining their heels altogether – great idea!
What do you do?