I don’t usually look at someone’s feet and work my way up, but that’s what I found myself doing again today…
Last week it was the sunny Kat with her heals and lovely legs.
Getting off the train this morning I noticed a lovely set of blue high heals being worn by the lady in front, shoes I could see Zia wearing. It may have been the movement that caught my attention, her right foot turning inwards with each step, she looked quite unstable. On getting through the ticket barrier I said hi, did a quick photog, ladies fashion, nice shoes intro. I then asked if she was aware of how her foot was moving. I guessed she probably felt something but didn’t know just how severe it was. “That could explain why I fell over earlier…” came the reply as she showed me her bloody grazed left knee. I recommended she visited her physio for some exercises to strengthen her ankle and wished her well, thinking best not to ask for a portrait…
Then I spotted the shoes on Amaile who was waiting at the TAXI rank. An ideal set of heals to accompany this post. I said hello and told Amaile about the lady and her blue shoes, asking if I could take a shot. She agreed, totally unphased, as if it was quite a normal request. An elderly lady standing in the queue joined in what was now becoming a 3 way conversation, saying she’d had surgery on her feet from wearing high heals in the past and now had to wear flats. We spoke briefly about the back problems that can arise from bad shoes and heavy bags over one shoulder. We were then told off by a gentleman further down the queue, we all need to move up the path.
I hope you and the cats had a great time, albeit in different hotels.
To any women reading this, please look after yourselves and your feet! Keep a set of heals under the office desk if needed, with platform soles if you want the height or look of a tall heal. Put on low heal or flats the rest of the time. Don’t mess up your feet or back just to look good, you’ll regret it when you’re older. With more and more people living to 100 and beyond, have a good think about how many more years you might want to stand on your feet.
To any models out there, if you turn up to one of my shoots wearing high heals and in pain I’ll not be impressed, I may even cancel to shoot. I like smiles not looks of discomfort!