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5 Things We Learned From the Bergdorf Goodman Blogger who Braved the Heel-Less Beast

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Cathy Horyn be damned, this Bergdorf blogger decided to go where like four people have gone before: the realm of towering heel-less shoes by one Giuseppe Zanotti.

The account of her day is entertaining whether or not you're seriously considering donning the sky-scraping, Achilles-tendon-defying footwear. (For the record, we're going to live vicariously through this less cowardly, more hooked-up blogger: not only are the shoes so many, many dollars, but we're really into how intact our skulls are.) Anyway, after the jump discover five things we can conclude about what it takes to wear those babies for an entire work day.

1. Heel-less heels were first made over 70 years ago: "Yes, that’s right: French shoe designer André Perugia introduced the heel-less silhouette with his signature style in 1937."

2. Only topic of conversation when wearing those shoes: those shoes.

3. Pre-requisites: "Perfect posture." Above-average knowledge of how to walk in normal heels. Calves of steel. A driver.

4. Things to avoid: Leaning back. Walking on rough terrain. Walking long distances. Walking.

5. Final verdict on Giuseppe Zanotti heel-less shoes according the intrepid blogger: Not the best for traversing apocalyptic thunder storms in NYC. (For that we recommend flip flops.)

Head on over to the 5th/58th blog to get the full play-by-play.
· Shoe Obsessed: Heel-less [5th at 58th]
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