Damn Heels for Shoe Lovers


Have you heard of Damn Heels? They are little foldable ballet style shoes that come in an expandable bag that you can put in your purse or clutch before you go out and then when your feet hurt from wearing high heels all night, you just whip them out, put them on, and place your heels in the bag as you take that long trek on your way home. Well, it may not be too long of a walk, but in stilettos it can definitely feel that way.

I think they’re a great idea! I wondered why there wasn’t something like that available to women the last time I was in Las Vegas for a fun weekend…not for me though! As I sat at a little table in a casino bar in MGM Grand with my boyfriend, I watched and then counted how many women walked by BAREFOOT (yes, you heard me right, I said barefoot) with their heels in their hands on their way back to their rooms or out of the casino headed toward a cab.

So, how many did I count? 21! In a 30 minute period, 21 barefoot women walked by. Ugh! The shoe lover in me was thinking “Oh, poor girl! Her feet hurt! It’s too bad because her dress is cute and her shoes are cute…But it’s gross to walk around barefoot in public.” The doctor in me was thinking “There are so many germs, bacteria, fungus, viruses on the carpet and on the ground outside that these women are exposing their tender feet to…possibly leading to plantars warts, athlete’s foot, fungal toenails, and other skin infections.” I just wanted to say something to them like “please just put on your shoes until you get to your room or your car.” But it wouldn’t have mattered. Their feet were hurting them and they were not going to wear those damn heels another minute, no matter how cute they were a few hours earlier! (This is actually kind of ironic to me. The shoes were so cute and sexy that they decided to wear them, even if they hurt or even if they thought they would probably hurt, but now they are running around barefoot! That’s not cute! Dirty, blackened feet…sexy black little dress…germs…not cute!)

With all that said, I want to applaud Hailey Coleman, Founder of Damn Heels for “saving women from their (beloved) damn heels.”

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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5 Responses to “Damn Heels for Shoe Lovers”

  1. I’ve been seeing variations of this everywhere! Such a great idea! What a cute packaging too!

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  3. I been looking for something like this. I love heels but sometime the can hurt you and this is a great backup plan.

  4. Tonkadella Says:

    I remember Alaia has done this little ballet style shoes few years ago They fold up into a tiny little pouch with a nice elastic band to keep them folded and you could just pop it in your bag ..

  5. [...] the shoe types that we discuss in the article are Flip Flops, UGGs (or boots like the classic UGGs),Foldable Ballet Flats, Platform Pumps, Stilettos, Minimalist Shoes (such as the Vibram Five Fingers and the yoga toe [...]

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